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Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Network Deployment Guide Part 1

 

Introduction

This guide is intended to help you deploy Corel PaintShop Pro X4(Corporate and Education Edition) to your network as quickly and easily as possible.

IMPORTANT: This guide describes the GM3 version of the software (part number ending with 03 or higher on your Corel PaintShop Pro X4 disc). If you are using an earlier version of the software, please be sure to download the GM3 patch and apply it to your server image (for general guidance, see Patching the server image on page 14) so that you can enjoy the new GM3 features described in this guide:

  • Installing offline Help for all supported languages, and installing the Brazilian Portuguese language module (see page 10)
  • Suppressing license-agreement prompts on workstations (see page 11)
  • Suppressing registration prompts on workstations (see page 12)

Contents

Stage 1: Preparing for deployment . . . . . 2

Stage 2: Creating the server image . . . . . 3

Stage 3: Installing the software . . . . . 5

Stage 4: Maintaining the installations . . . . . 13

 

Additional resources

If you are new to software deployment or otherwise require more basicinformation on deploying Corel software products, please refer to theCorel Beginners Guide to Network Deployment. You can request a copy of this guide from your Corel Support Services representative.

For even more information, see the following Web resources.

Web resource Description
Corel website:

www.corel.com

Information about Corel Corporation anditsportfolio of software products
Corel Support Services website:

www.corel.com/support

Information about product features,specifications, pricing, availability,services, and technical support
Corel Knowledge Base:

www.corel.com/kb

A searchable repository of articles writtenby the Corel Support Services team


For help with the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI) technology that is used to install the software, please refer to the Microsoft website.

Stage 1: Preparing for deployment

 

To deploy the software to your network as smoothly as possible, you can prepare by doing the following:

  • Check the system requirements for the software.
  • Prepare the server.
  • Prepare the workstations.

For details, see below.

 

Checking the software requirements

To begin, make sure that your server and workstations are eligible for the software. Consult the following:

  • Readme file for the software (if available)
  • Product-information page on the Corel website (www.corel.com)
  • Any other special instructions for the software


Preparing the server

  • Make sure that the server meets the minimum system requirements forthe software, and that it has enough free disk space for the installation.
  • Make sure that the operating system on the server has been updated with the latest service packs and security patches.
  • Make sure that you have the proper permissions for creating a software image on the server. You must be either a local administrator or anadministrator for the domain that you are managing, and you must have read/write access to the server location.


Preparing the workstations

  • Make sure that the workstations meet the minimum systemrequirements for the software, and that they have enough free disk space for the installation.
  • Make sure that the operating systems on the workstations have been updated with the latest service packs and security patches.
  • Make sure that anyone who will be installing the software from theserver image has the proper permissions to do so. To install the software on a workstation, you must be either a local administrator or an administratorfor the domain that you are managing, and you must have read access to the server location.

Next: Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Network Deployment Guide Part 2

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