Why not slipstreaming deployment with vLite or nLite or similar?
We are fielding 80 systems to 16 different locations in Europe and not all have connectivity back to us so we are sending out disk images for them to upload. I am working on the base machine now and want to preconfigure some things in Premiere Pro and Media Encoder that they will need. Is there any way to pre-position these settings?
A couple that might be useful...
Media Encoder presets live here:
Custom hotkey setups here:
That is my concern. The user names will change after they upload the "ghosted" image so how would they access these settings? Is there a place to put generic or public settings?
Is there a place to put generic or public settings?
Not that I am aware of.
What you want to achieve might require a bit of 'end user setup'
to get the presets, etc. into their proper locations.
If there is a common public location for these files,
a more knowledgeable user might chime in here.
Ron, this is an issue that I also have, IE wanting users to have a basic set of pre-set parameters in the preference files. The discussions have been going on with my IT department for months. There is no fixed location, each application has its preferences stored in their own files each in the appropriate users settings under C:\users......... One trick to use, is once you have got the preferences how you want them and you have located all the appropriate files (you will have to dig around to find them) put copies into the same place under C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\.............. (you will probably have to make the folder structure as well) so when a user first logs on, their user profile will contain copies of those files. (I understand that it is frowned upon in IT circles to do this, but when needs must....)
Yes within some of these files, will be the users log on name in the path names of some parameters. I managed to find a bit of VBS script which searched through the files for *your* log on username (you being the person who created the files) and replace it with the log on name of the person who has just logged onto the machine. Unfortunately I don't have that to hand. This VBS script would then just need triggering from scheduled events upon the user loging on.
Its messy but I think you are going to have to do something like this.
The exceptions are presets for AME and Encore, as user created encoding pre-sets can be copied to one common folder for anyone to access. Create some examples called ABC-test and then search for them to find them.
The exceptions are presets for AME and Encore, as user created encoding pre-sets can be copied to one common folder for anyone to access.
What is the location of that common folder?
RE: The exceptions are presets for AME and Encore, as user created encoding pre-sets can be copied to one common folder for anyone to access. Create some examples called ABC-test and then search for them to find them.
Opppps. I'm wrong.
Having just gone and looked at some notes, I see I was thinking incorrectly. Encore presets can be copied into the correct place under an individuals profile and Encore will then see them. You cant do the same for AME as there is a file called PresetTree.xml which needs to know the location of all the EPR files, for AME to see them.
Sound like slipstreaming is the way to go. Users can enter their names and the files will be copied to the proper locations. Of course you need to write the script, but that is why it is called slipstreaming. Just one installation DVD to be shipped out to each user.