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Old 08-30-2010, 03:15 PM
Valgrindar Valgrindar is offline
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Configure same settings for all users

Hi

As a forewarning, I know absolutely nothing about this program. Currently I'm just installing this software on a number of new machines to be rolled out at a teaching hospital. The support staff use the program, though I couldn't tell you exactly for what.

We sometimes have a situation where employee A will need to cover for employee B due to sickness or an emergency. Because of this, I'd like to know if there is any way to configure the settings to be universal for each new user as soon as they log in. Up until now, I've been changing the main configuration file path to be in the "All Users" folder, rather than "[username]". However, that means that the user has to change that file path if they're logging into a computer they've never used before. Is there a way to set it up so that it will immediately apply that configuration to that account?

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Old 08-30-2010, 03:50 PM
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Hi Valgrindar,

Thanks for the question.

To cause all users that login to the same machine to use the same configuration folder, you can place the configuration folder in the SecureCRT installation directory.

For Example:
C:\Program Files\VanDyke Software\SecureCRT\Config
If a valid Config folder is found in the installation directory, SecureCRT will automatically use it.

Does this help you accomplish your goal?
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:15 AM
Valgrindar Valgrindar is offline
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Unfortunately it doesn't look like that did it.

Basically whenever a user logs in and starts up, they get this window:


It prompts them to choose their config folder, which is automatically set to:
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Van Dyke Technologies\SecureCRT\Config

Is there a way I could make this window always point to one location, no matter who is logged on? Or possibly skip this window entirely and set the program to always read from one location?

Also, I don't know if this makes a difference, but they're not local users. They're logging onto a DNS server. I feel like that shouldn't matter, but sometimes the one thing that's causing the problem is the one thing you didn't expect.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:14 PM
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Hi Valgrindar,

Thanks for the clarification. Since it appears as though you do not have SecureCRT installed locally, you may be able to work around the issue by modifying the SecureCRT shortcut that the users use to point to a specific configuration location.

To accomplish this, you would add the following to the Target: input box in the Shortcut tab of the shortcut properties dialog:
"...\SecureCRT.exe" /F "C:\Temp\Config"
Does this help you accomplish your goal?
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Old 08-31-2010, 03:24 PM
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I made that a bit unclear; the program is installed locally.

However, adding that to the Target section did in fact work, so thank you very much!
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:05 PM
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Hi Valgrindar,

Thanks for the update. I am glad I could help you resolve the issue.
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