Secure+ is activated after performing a custom installation of Sterling Connect:Direct Windows Fixpack 3 with additional TRANSFORM tasks embedded to an existing Sterling Connect:Direct Windows installation where Secure+ was previously deactivated.
Transfers fail with the error:
The Secure+ parmfiles have not been initialized.
A custom MSI transform had been used during the base installation of Sterling Connect:Direct for Windows 18.104.22.168. The transform did hide the SecurePlus feature in way that the fix pack 22.214.171.124 later on was unable to determine its install state. As a result, the default applied and Secure+ got enabled.
MSI transforms are not supported with Sterling Connect:Direct for Windows.
Sterling Connect:Direct Windows 126.96.36.199 or later is installed.
Secure+ is not installed.
Diagnosing the problem
You are experiencing the issue when the 188.8.131.52 fix pack log (CDWinPatch.log) does not list SecurePlus along the features found by MigrateFeatureStates, i.e. a line like the following is missing:
MSI (s) (E4:F0) [17:54:28:468]: MigrateFeatureStates: based on existing product, setting feature 'SecurePlus' to 'Absent' state.
Later on the SecurePlus feature is shown as currently not being installed (Absent) and requested to be installed locally:
MSI (s) (24:D8) [15:19:15:499]: Feature: SecurePlus; Installed: Absent; Request: Local; Action: Local
Resolving the problem
To disable Secure+ during an installation of Sterling Connect:Direct for Windows, specify the following argument on the installer command line: