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CorelDraw Technical Suite X6 Deployment Guide Part 1

Stage 1: Preparing for deployment

Before beginning the deployment, take the time to familiarize yourself with your network and the software you want to deploy to it. Doing so can help your administrative duties run as smoothly as possible.

Getting to know your network

Make sure to consider your network requirements for the deployment.

Administrative factors
Does your organization (or do you, as administrator) have any particular requirements for deploying and maintaining software?

Server factors
Does your server have any special characteristics or constraints?

Workstation factors
Do your workstations have any special characteristics or constraints?

User factors
Do your workstation users have any special workflows?

For more information
For general guidance on assessing your deployment needs, please refer to “Processes: Stage 1” in the Corel Beginner’s Guide to Network Deployment.


Getting to know the software
Make sure that your server and workstations are eligible for the software.

Server requirements
You can create an image of CorelDRAW Technical Suite X6 on a server that meets the following requirements:

  • Operating system with the latest service pack and critical updates: Windows Server® 2008 or Windows Server® 2008 R2
  • 3 GB of server space (for a typical installation without extra content)
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5


Windows® Terminal Server (2008 or 2008 R2) is supported, but please note the following:

  • You must use the CorelDRAW Technical Suite X6 DVD or the ISO file provided by Corel to install the software on the server.
  • Windows Media® Player is required if you want workstation users to have access to the Hints docker and the Video Browser.
  • Corel Corporation does not provide technical support for installing thirdparty software included with the product.


Workstation requirements
You can install CorelDRAW Technical Suite X6 on workstations that meet the following requirements:

  • Operating system with the latest service pack and critical updates: 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows® 8 or Windows® 7, or 32-bit version of Windows XP
  • Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD Athlon™ 64, or AMD Opteron™
  • 1 GB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for a 64-bit installation)
  • 1.6 GB of hard-disk space (for a typical installation without extra content; up to 6.7 GB with extra content)
  • Mouse or tablet
  • 1024 × 768 (or greater) screen resolution; DVD drive
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0 (with the latest service pack) or later
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows Installer 4.5
  • Windows Media Player 10 or later (for Hints docker and Video Browser)


For more information
For important notes on installing and using the software, it’s a good idea to review the Readme file for the software.
To access the Readme file on the installation disc

  • Run the following command line (where X: is the disc drive):

X:'''\English\Readme.html

  • Readme files for other languages can be accessed from their respective language folders on the DVD. Examples:
  • X:'''\French\Lisez-moi.html
  • X:'''\German\Infodatei.html



Setting up your network accordingly
After familiarizing yourself with your network and the software you want to deploy to it, you can set up your network accordingly.





Server setup
Do the following:

  • Make sure that you are either a local administrator or an administrator for the domains and workgroups that you are managing.
  • Create a shared network location for the server image, and make sure that you have read/write access to that location.

If you want to make extra content (such as clipart and videos) available to workstation users, do the following:

  • Set up a shared network location, and make sure that users have access to that location.
  • Use the program DVD to install or copy the content to the shared location.
  • Download the zipped video files from the following FTP site, and using WinZip®, unzip them to the shared location that stores the other extra content.


You must use WinZip to unzip the video files. Otherwise, one of the videos will not be displayed correctly.
The video files are extracted to a folder (called Languages) that must reside in the shared location that contains the other content folders such as Clipart, Fonts, and Photos.

Workstation setup
Do the following:

  • Make sure that you are — and anyone else who will be installing the software is — either a local administrator or an administrator for the domains and workgroups that you are managing.
  • Make sure that you have — and anyone else who will be installing the software has — read access to the server-image location.
  • Make sure that the workstations have Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and 4.0 installed.
  • Make sure that the workstations have Windows Installer 4.5 installed.


To run Bitstream® Font Navigator®, workstation users require either administrator-level privileges (on Windows 8 and Windows 7) or “Power User” privileges (on Windows XP).

GPOs
To more easily manage the access rights of workstation users — especially for pull-installation scenarios — you may want to consider using Group Policy Objects (GPOs). The Corel Beginner’s Guide to Network Deployment offers basic information on GPOs. For more advanced information, please refer to the Software Development Kit (SDK) for Group Policy.

 

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