Depending on the platform you are using, users can launch the Zend Guard:
In a new Program Group
In an existing Program Group
In the Start Menu
On the Desktop
In the Quick Launch Bar
The choices determine how and from where you will be able to activate the Zend Guard.
Zend IDE users can activate Zend Guard from the Zend IDE User interface (Tools | Encode Project) or from the Shortcut Menu.
Installing Zend Guard via the Zend IDE installation adds additional integration options. The integration enables users to open and edit encoded Files with Zend IDE, directly from the Zend Guard.
These options are available even if the installation is not done the same time. The only difference is that the integration settings are automatically configured whereas; in separate installations these options have to be manually configured.
Installing the Zend Guard via the Zend IDE actually starts a separate download and installation process.
The Zend IDE Installer prompts the user to select to download the Zend Guard or not.
Selecting to install Zend Guard, adds a download request to the Zend IDE Installer.
Confirming the download request (clicking the download button) runs two actions:
Starts to download the Zend Guard package from zend.com
When the download is completed, automatically runs the Zend Guard installation process.