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  • #3509
    akonecny
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    After successful installation/registration of Formativ RunTime & PresentationPack (via addon.cfg route), and setting up the apps as eDir objects, the applications now show twice on each users’ GroupWise client (7.01 2006-12-14)
    It seems that I can turn off the eDir based apps, but not the local ones, rather defeating the point of managing them via eDir.
    If someone could sketch out how to have control Just from eDir, with the application Not showing at all on the clients. How do I properly control those Presentation pack apps so that I can turn off the ones the users don’t need?

    Andy in Toronto

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  • #5302
    Support 2
    Moderator

    Thank you for your post. The eDirectory distribution facility is designed primarily for solutions developed in-house by our customers. It was not originally intended that our commercial solutions, which require ancillary files such as manifest, license and often data files, be distributed using this feature.

    The problem arises because a local installation has been performed first, which is necessary for the copying of the solution manifest, licensing mechanism and any data files. However, a local install also copies the applet files onto the workstation’s local Applets folder and this is where duplication occurs when eDirectory is also used.

    The only way to rectify the duplication problem is to manually delete the applets from the user’s local Applets folder (or rename the local Applets folder etc. so Formativ cannot see them upon startup). Do not do an uninstall because this will remove the required support files. Alternatively, you could rename the registry key which identifies the local Applet path and point it to a new, empty or non-existent folder.

    Regards,

    Advansys Support

    #5303
    dgerisch
    Participant

    I’m trying to find the registry key which identifies the local Applet path, but it is eluding me. Where should I look?

    Thanks,

    David Gerisch

    #5300
    Support 2
    Moderator

    When the default Applet path is used, no Registry entry exists. A Registry entry only gets written to the hive HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareAdvansys Corporationformativ1.0Settings when the Applet path is overridden by either installer optoins or by changing the path in the Formativ Control Panel Applet’s Paths tab. The default path is generated dynamically by Formativ, in other words the current user’s My Documents folder is obtained and then the standard subfolder hive AdvansysFormativApplets is appended, i.e. C:Documents and Settings[Current Windows User]My DocumentsAdvansysFormativApplets.

    I hope this helps.

    Kind Regards,

    Advansys Support

    #5304
    dgerisch
    Participant

    Thank you very much. 🙂

    #5301
    Support 3
    Participant

    Thanks for your feedback. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or comments.

    Regards,
    Advansys Support

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