Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 Deployment Guide
Welcome to the Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 Deployment Guide. This guide is intended to help you deploy Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 (Corporate and Education Edition) to your network as quickly and easilyas possible.
This guide describes the following stages of the process for deploying the software to the workstations on your network:
Stage 1: Preparing for the software deployment (see page2)
Stage 2: Creating a server image of the software (see page2)
Stage 3: Installing the software o n the workstations (see page4)
Stage 4: Maintaining the installed software (see page10)
For more information
If you are new to software deployment or otherwise require morebasic information on deploying Corel software products, please refer tothe Corel Beginners Guide to Network Deployment. You can request a copy of this guide from your Corel Support Services representative.
For more information about Corel Corporation and its portfolio of software products, please see the following online resources.
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|Corel website products||Provides detailed information about Corel Corporation and its software|
|Corel Support Services website||Provides prompt and accurate information about product features, specifications, pricing, availability, services, and technical support|
|Corel Knowledge Base||Provides a searchable repository of articles, written by the Corel Support Services team in response to questions from users|
For help with the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) technology that is used to install the software, please refer to information on the Microsoft Website.
Stage 1: Preparing for the software deployment
To deploy the software to your network as smoothly as possible, you can prepare by checking the system requirements for the software, the user-access permissions for the server, and the user-access permissions for the workstations.
Checking the system requirements for the software
Make sure that your server and workstations are eligible for the software.
Consult the Readme file (if available), the product-information page on the Corel website (www.corel.com), or any other special instructions for the software. Ensure that the server and workstations meet the minimum system requirements for the software, and that they have enough free disk space for the installation.
In addition, ensure that the operating systems on the server and workstations have been updated with the latest service packs and security patches.
Checking the server permissions
Make sure that you have the proper permissions for creating a software image on the server.
You must be either a local administrator or an administrator for thedomain that you are managing, and you must have read/write access to the server location.
Checking the workstation permissions
Make sure that anyone who will be installing the software from the server image has the proper permissions to do so.
To install the software on a workstation, you must be either a local administrator or an administrator for the domain that you are managing, and you must have read access to the server location.
Stage 2: Creating a server image of the software
The network-deployment process begins with the creation of a server image of the software, from which you can install the software to the workstations. [[Image:#]][[Image:#]]
To create a server image, you use the Setup.exe file for the software.
To create a server image
1. Insert the installation disc into the DVD drive.
If the AutoRun screen opens, click Exit
2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start > Run
3. Type the following command linewhere is the DVD drive.
4. Type your user name and serial number (with or without hyphens) in the boxes provided, and then click. Next.
The customer information that you provide is passed on to the workstations when the software is deployed to the network. By default, users can change the user name but not the serial number.
5. Specify a network location for the server image. To change the default location, type a valid server path in the Network location box, or click Browse to browse to a valid network location.
6. Click Install to begin copying the files to the server.
If you click Cancel, you are prompted whether to cancel creating the server image. Cancelling rolls back the setup and undoes most of the changes made; however, some manual clean-up may be required.
7. Click Finish
8. Register the software by visiting the Corel website (www.corel.com).
You can also
|Create a server image silently (that is, without displaying the user interface of the setup)||Use the following command line (where X: is the DVD drive, image_location is the desired location of the server image, and serial_number is the assigned serial number for the product):
SERIALNUMBER="serial_number" /a /q
The /q switch is used to restrict the amount of the user interface that appears during installation. For a list of the parameters that are available for this switch, see page6.
|Create an error log||Use the following command line (where l g_file is the location and filename of the log file):
For a list of the parameters that are available for the /l switch, see page7.