Using ADDON.CFG to Apply Registry Changes
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By Jonathan Laudicina
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Posted: 20 Mar 2003
Using ADDON.CFG to Apply Registry Changes During the GroupWise Client Install
Certain client settings can only be applied via the GroupWise client interface. Settings like ?Default Compose View' and ?Default Read View' are written to the Windows workstation registry when the end user selects them. As an administrator, you could apply these settings via ZENworks for Desktops. However, if you're not running ZEN, or user runs the GroupWise client on a workstation that does not use the Novell Client, you're options are become more limited. Remote users who only log in over the Internet become more of a challenge.
This document outlines what can be done to address this type of configuration. The solution uses Novell's ADDON option, which is available for your use when you configure your automated GW client install. See ?Modifying ADDON.CFG': http://www.novell.com/documentation/lg/gw6/gw6_admin/data/a2tbb5e.html
Tay Kratzer and Danita Zanre have already outlined how administrators can automate their GW client upgrades via the SETUPIP utility. Configure your client upgrade as they've outlined here: http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/gwmag/features/a_gw6_upgrade_guide_gw.html
This document assumes you've followed Tay and Danita's instructions in the link above. After configuring everything else, proceed with steps 1-8 below to include the ADDON.
- Find this path under your post office software distribution directory:
- If the ADDONS directory does not exist, create it.
- Under the ADDONS directory create the sub-directory REGHAC
[GroupWiseAddon] Install=regedit.exe Parameters=/s reghac.reg Silent= Size=1 [Name] US=Registry Specific GW Settings [Description] US=our registry settings
[REGHAC] Default=Yes Hide=No Workstation=Yes
When your users upgrade their GroupWise client, the registry file reghac.reg will be imported at the end of the installation process.
Jonathan Laudicina, MCNE, CNE4, CNE5, CNE GW
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