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Thank you for your questions.

The answer to your questions depends upon the means by which you distribute the applets to your users. You basically have three choices:

1. Use eDirectory

eDirectory is often the easiest way to distribute applets to end-users. Using eDirectory, you don’t need to worry about where to copy applets to, etc. Formativ takes care of physically delivering Applets to the correct location. eDirectory also makes it easy to copy different sets of applets to different users. You can find more information about using Formativ with eDirectory by following this link.

2. Copy the Applets to each PC

You may also copy your applets to each workstation. The actual location varies based on how you want to set things up. By default, Formativ looks in two directories when loading applets. The first is based on the current users ‘My Documents’ location. As you mention, this is ‘C:Documents and SettingsUSERNAMEMy DocumentsAdvansysFormativApplets’. The ‘C:Documents and Settings’ part of this filename is determined by Windows. The second location is ‘C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataAdvansysFormativ1.0Applets’ (Runtime will load applets from this location. Again, the The ‘C:Documents and Settings’ part of this filename is determined by Windows.

You can change the location of the local applets directory via the Formativ Windows Control Panel applet, or by writing directly to the Windows Registry. You would need to edit the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAdvansys Corporationformativ1.0Settings
Local Scripts=

Obviously, this is a HKEY_CURRENT_USER that will only apply to the current user. To automatically propogate this setting to all users of a machine, you need to install Formativ with the ‘install for all users’ option AND use a config.ini setttings file.

This is documented in the Distribution Kit help – download it from here

3. Make the Applets available in a shared location

Copy your applets to a shared location on the network, then use the same technique as mentioned in option 2 above to point to this location.

I hope this information helps. Please let me know if you require any further assistance.

Advansys Support