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link3d

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network installation
« on: September 13, 2017, 10:05:47 AM »
Hey,
we have several Forestpro & Railclone licenses and we really love to see regularly new updates with all these famous features. But updating all workstations is quite a hassle so we´d love to have one centralized itoosoft plugin and presets folder and the local workstations 3dsmax.ini file just pointing there.
Is that possible and how?
Thanks in advance,
Matthias

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Re: network installation
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 04:24:24 PM »
Hi, theorically it's possible to place all files in a network path. But the process is not simple because there are multiple files, and each one must be in a different folder.

First of all, you can see a list of all files, and an overview of the installation procedure here. Next, each one of the files are handled in the following way:

- Plugin file (forestpack.pro) must be in the plugins Max folder, or any path defined in "plugin.ini" (according to this)
- DLLs (ForestVRay???.dll, Qt???_itoo4.dll, etc) must be in the Max root folder, or any path defined in the PATH environment variable.
- The library, maps, effects and other files are placed at C:\Program Files (x86)\Itoo Software\Forest Pack Pro.  You can modify this path in the "MainDir" registry key, at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Itoo Software\Forest Pack Pro.
- Additional library paths are defined at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Itoo Software\Forest Pack Pro\LibraryDir

Please note we don't support this type of installation, because its complexity and potential issues. Also we'll do some changes in the next major update.
Instead, i would suggest you take a look to the unattended installation procedure in the documentation. It can be a simpler method to upgrade your workstations, and less problematic.

I hope that helps.

Carlos Quintero
iToo Software