5.3 Setting Properties on Multiple Workstations after Installation

You can also set properties on multiple workstations after installation using the Novell Client Update Agent.

  1. Make sure that Update Agent is configured on each workstation and that the Update Location has been specified.

    You can check the Update Agent settings in the Novell Client Properties dialog box (right-click the Red N icon on the status bar > Novell Client Properties > Update Agent).

    Update Agent can be configured during installation or after installation by enabling it on each workstation or using Automatic Client Upgrade. See Enabling the Novell Client Update Agent on a Local Workstation or Enabling the Novell Client Update Agent by Using ACU Without Installing Novell Client Software.

  2. Using the Novell Client Install Manager, create a configuration (unattend) file with the desired property settings.

  3. Copy the configuration (unattend) file to the directory in the update location.

  4. Copy the cuagent.ini file from the admin directory to the directory in the update location.

  5. Modify the cuagent.ini file in the update location so that the [ClientSettings] section has the following settings:


    Replace name_of_the_unattend_file with only a filename, as the Update Agent does not accept paths. The file must exist in the directory that the Update Agent is trying to update from.

  6. (Optional) Make any additional changes to the cuagent.ini file.

    For example, you might want to modify the Display Prompt or Administrator Message settings.

  7. Run the Update Agent from the workstation.

    See Setting Up the Novell Client Update Agent.

After settings are updated, the pathname, date, and time of the configuration (unattend) file is displayed in the Last Client Configuration Settings File on the Update Agent Property Page.