External third party transports can be uploaded into ActiveControl via the Windows GUI or the Web UI. This can be done by any user, it is not solely a Administrator or Basis function within the tool.
Adding External Transports in the Windows GUI
External Transports are added in the Windows GUI via the External Transport Request option on the [New Transport Form] screen. From this screen, the cofile and data file for the external transport is uploaded to either the Domain Controller or a specific local development system.
When you first add an external transport, an entry is created to link the SAP transport prefix (SID) to the Domain Controller or the local Development system that you selected. From that point onwards, the system that you chose will always be where external transports of that SID are uploaded. (this information is stored in /BTI/TE_TARG_EXT table in the Domain Controller). A Transport Form can then be populated for the transport, and moved through the approvals workflow in the usual manner.
Adding External Transports in the Web UI
External Transports are added in the Web GUI via the Create Transport Form option on the main home screen. Thereafter the same process applies for adding your External Transport as described above for the Windows GUI.
Adding External Transports in the SAP GUI
For any ActiveControl users that prefer to upload external transports via the SAP GUI instead of the Windows GUI or Web UI, this can be done using program /BTI/TE_RUPLOAD_TR_REQUEST in the Domain Controller.