Microsoft KB Archive/930849
Article ID: 930849
Article Last Modified on 3/7/2007
- Microsoft SoftGrid for Terminal Services
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Source: Softricity Support
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This article discusses Microsoft SoftGrid Client 4.x command-line installation parameters.
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The following SoftGrid command-line parameters are available for the 4.x SoftGrid client (.exe and .msi).
|SWICACHESIZE||cache size in MB||Specifies the size in megabytes of the SoftGrid Client cache. Default is 4096 MB, maximum is 65,535 MB, disk-space permitting.|
|SWIDCSDISPLAY||display name||Specifies the name of the Desktop Configuration Server that will display in the Options window. Required when SWIDCSHOST is used.|
|SWIDCSTYPE||HTTP HTTP /secure SoftGrid SoftGrid /secure||Specifies this Desktop Configuration Server type. Default server type is SoftGrid. The /secure switch is case sensitive and must be typed in all lowercase.|
|SWIDCSHOST||hostname||Specifies either the IP address of this Desktop Configuration Server or a hostname of this server that will resolve into the IP address of this server. Required when SWIDCDISPLAY is used.|
|SWIDCSPORT||port number||Specifies the logical port used by this Desktop Configuration Server to listen for requests from the SoftGrid Client.|
|SWIDCSPATH||path name||Specifies the location on this Desktop Configuration Server of the file that defines file type associations (default is /). Required when SWIDCSTYPE of HTTP is used.|
|SWIDCSREFRESH||off]||Specifies whether the SoftGrid Client automatically queries the source of desktop configuration information for file type associations and applications when a user logs on to the SoftGrid client. Default is on.|
|SWISKIPDATASETTINGS||false]||Specifies whether the SoftGrid Data Location page will be suppressed. The SoftGrid Data Location page is where changes can be made to the default storage locations for client machine-wide data and for user-specific data. Default is true.|
|SWIGLOBALDATA||global data directory||Specifies the directory where data will be stored that is not specific to particular users. Default is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\.|
|SWIUSERDATA||user data directory||Specifies the directory where data will be stored that is specific to particular users. Default is %APPDATA%. Softricity has not implemented full support for the Windows Installer. The /f (repair), /a (administrative installation), /j (product advertising), and /p (patching) options are not available.|
|SWISOFTGRIDDRIVE||preferred drive drive||Corresponds to the drive letter that you selected for the virtual drive.|
Commonly used MSI Parameters
|INSTALLDIR||path name||Specifies the installation directory of the SoftGrid Client.|
The following command-line command is an example that uses the .msi file. Be aware that the Windows Installer switch "/q" is used to make this a silent installation and that the "%" characters in "%HomeDrive%" are preceded by the "^" escape character. Otherwise, the Windows command shell will set the value to that of the user who is performing the installation.
msiexec.exe /i "softgrid-ts-setup.msi" SWICACHESIZE="1024" SWIDCSDISPLAY="Production Environment" SWIDCSTYPE="HTTP /secure" SWIDCSHOST="OSFSGS" SWIDCSPORT="443" SWIDCSPATH="/SoftGrid/appsntype.xml" SWIDCSREFRESH="on" SWISKIPDATASETTINGS="false" SWIGLOBALDATA="D:\SoftGrid\Global" SWIUSERDATA="%HomeDrive%\Windows\SoftGrid Client" SWISOFTGRIDDRIVE="S" /q
The following command-line command is an example that uses the .exe file. Be aware that the InstallShield switch /s is used to make this a silent install. Also be aware that the quotation marks that appear in the "/v" section must be treated as special characters and entered as "\".
"softgrid-ts-setup.exe" /s /v"SWICACHESIZE=\"1024\" SWIDCSDISPLAY=\"Production Environment\" SWIDCSTYPE=\"HTTP /secure\" SWIDCSHOST=\"OSFSGS\" SWIDCSPORT=\"443\" SWIDCSPATH=\"/SoftGrid/appsntype.xml\" SWIDCSREFRESH=\"on\" SWISKIPDATASETTINGS=\"false\" SWIGLOBALDATA=\"D:\SoftGrid\Global\" SWIUSERDATA=\"^%HomeDrive^%\Windows\SoftGrid Client\" SWISOFTGRIDDRIVE=\"S\""
There are no SoftGrid command-line switches available for the .msp file. However, you can use the following Windows Installer command-line switches to silently install the .msp file:
msiexec.exe /p "softgrid-xx-HFxxxxxxxxxx.msp" /qn+ REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=omus
The following command-line command is an example that uses the .msi file to upgrade the SoftGrid Client.
msiexec.exe /i "softgrid-ts-setup.msi" REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus
Note The quotation marks are required only when the value contains a space. For consistency, all the previous examples are shown as having quotation marks.
For more information about this topic, see the SoftGrid Platform Administration Guide.
For more information about the Microsoft Windows Installer command-line options, visit the following MSDN Web site and search for "windows installer command-line":
For more information about the Macrovision InstallShield command-line options, visit the following Macrovision HelpNet Web site and search for "command-line":
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