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Corel PaintShop Pro X4 Network Deployment Guide Part 6

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Local resource folder

When a workstation user starts Corel PaintShop Pro X4 for the first time, alocal resource folder (Corel PaintShop Pro\14.0) is created in that users Documents (on Windows 7 or Windows Vista) or My Documents (on Windows XP) folder. The workstation user requires full (read/write) access to this folderand is prompted to provide an emergency folder when it isunavailable.

If you want to customize the location of the resource folder on theworkstations, you can use the MY_PSP_FILES public property. The value for this property is the desired location to the local folder; the resources stored in this user folder can be accessed only by that user. Heres thecommand-line syntax:

\\server\path\Setup.exe MY_PSP_FILES="location"


Stage 4: Maintaining the installations

You can help keep the workstations in top shape by maintaining the installed software in the following ways:

Repair to resolve technical issues

Update to apply patches

Remove (or uninstall)to prepare to upgrade to the newest version of the software

You can maintain a single installation of the software by using theWindows Control Panel, or you can maintain multiple installations of the software by using command lines.


Maintaining a single installation

You can use the Windows Control Panel to remove a single installation.

To remove a single installation of the software

  1. Log on to the workstation.
  2. On the Windows taskbar, click Start>Control Panel.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • On Windows 7 or Windows VistaClick Programs | Uninstall aprogram (or click Programs and features if you are using the Classic view of the Control Panel).
    • On Windows XPDouble-click Add or remove programs..
  4. Choose Corel PaintShop Pro X4 from the list.
  5. Enable the Uninstall option (in Windows 7 or Windows Vista) or the Remove option (in Windows XP), and then click Yes.


Maintaining multiple installations

You can use a command line to repair, update, or remove the software. By using a push installation method to deploy your command line (see page 6), you can maintain multiple installations of the software.


Repairing the software

You can use the command-line switch /reinstall to repair the software by reinstalling it from the specified server image.

Heres the command-line syntax:

\\server\path\Setup.exe /reinstall

To silently repair the software, include the /qn switch:

\\server\path\Setup.exe /qn /reinstall


Updating the software

Corel periodically releases Microsoft patch (MSP) files, or patches," for its products. Installing patches help keep the software up-to-date.

By default, the software is configured to use an automatic-update feature to detect when patches are available.

However, if you choose to disable automatic-update feature (seeControlling network-related features of the software on page 11), youyourself must deploy updates to the workstations. In this scenario, youmust monitor the website for Corel Support Services (www.corel.com/support); when a patch is made available, you can then download it to theserver.

 

Patching the server image

To apply a patch to the server image, use the following command-line syntax (where Patch.exe is the filename of the patch):

Patch.exe /a

If desired, you can include the location of the server image:

Patch.exe /a "\\server\path"

 

Patching the workstations

To deploy the update from the patched server image to the workstations, use the following command-line syntax:

\\server\path\Setup.exe /reinstall

To silently deploy from the patched server image, include the /qn switch:

\\server\path\Setup.exe /qn /reinstall

 

Removing the software

You can use the command-line switch /x to remove the software. Heres the command-line syntax:

\\server\path\Setup.exe /x

 

Silent removal

You can include the /q switch in your command line if you want to silently remove the software:

\\server\path\Setup.exe /x /q

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