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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).
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.
Specifies the name of the Desktop Configuration Server that will display in the Options window. Required when SWIDCSHOST is used.
Example: SWIDCSDISPLAY="Production Environment"
HTTPHTTP /secureSoftGridSoftGrid /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.
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"
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.
Specifies 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
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.
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.
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.
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\.
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.
Example: SWIUSERDATA="H:\Windows\SoftGrid Client"
preferred drive drive
Corresponds to the drive letter that you selected for the virtual drive.
Commonly used MSI Parameters
Specifies the installation directory of the SoftGrid Client.
Example: INSTALLDIR="D:\Program Files\Softricity"
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.
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 "\".
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