SoftGrid Client command-line installation parameters

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SUMMARY

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).

Parameters

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ParameterValue(s)Description
SWICACHESIZEcache size in MBSpecifies the size in megabytes of the SoftGrid Client cache. Default is 4096 MB, maximum is 65,535 MB, disk-space permitting.

Example: SWICACHESIZE="1024"
SWIDCSDISPLAYdisplay nameSpecifies the name of the Desktop Configuration Server that will display in the Options window. Required when SWIDCSHOST is used.

Example: SWIDCSDISPLAY="Production Environment"
SWIDCSTYPEHTTP HTTP /secure SoftGrid SoftGrid /secureSpecifies this Desktop Configuration Server type. Default server type is SoftGrid. The /secure switch is case sensitive and must be typed in all lowercase.

HTTP - Standard HTTP Server
HTTP /secure - Secure HTTP Server
SoftGrid - SoftGrid Virtual Application Server
SoftGrid /secure - Secure SoftGrid Virtual Application Server

Example: SWIDCSTYPE="HTTP /secure"
SWIDCSHOSTIP address|hostnameSpecifies 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.

Example: SWIDCSHOST="SGSERVER01"
SWIDCSPORTport numberSpecifies the logical port used by this Desktop Configuration Server to listen for requests from the SoftGrid Client.

HTTP - Default is 80
HTTP /secure - Default is 443
SoftGrid - Default is 554
SoftGrid /secure - Default is 332

Example: SWIDCSPORT="443"
SWIDCSPATHpath nameSpecifies the location on this Desktop Configuration Server of the file that defines file type associations (default is /). Required when SWIDCSTYPE of HTTP is used.

Example: SWIDCSPATH="/SoftGrid/appsntypes.xml"
SWIDCSREFRESH[on|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.

Example: SWIDCSREFRESH="off"
SWISKIPDATASETTINGS[true|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.

Example: SWISKIPDATASETTINGS="false"
SWIGLOBALDATAglobal data directorySpecifies the directory where data will be stored that is not specific to particular users. Default is C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\.

Example: SWIGLOBALDATA="D:\SoftGrid\Global"
SWIUSERDATAuser data directorySpecifies 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.

Example: SWIUSERDATA="H:\Windows\SoftGrid Client"
SWISOFTGRIDDRIVEpreferred drive driveCorresponds to the drive letter that you selected for the virtual drive.

Example: SWISOFTGRIDDRIVE="S"

Commonly used MSI Parameters

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ParameterValue(s)Description
INSTALLDIRpath nameSpecifies the installation directory of the SoftGrid Client.

Example: INSTALLDIR="D:\Program Files\Softricity"
REINSTALLExample: REINSTALL=ALL
REINSTALLMODEExample: REINSTALLMODE=vomus

Examples

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.

More information

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":
http://msdn.microsoft.com
For more information about the Macrovision InstallShield command-line options, visit the following Macrovision HelpNet Web site and search for "command-line":
http://helpnet.installshield.com
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Article ID: 930849 - Last Review: March 7, 2007 - Revision: 2.0
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