Tuesday, August 26, 2008

David Musgrave on Automating the Distribution of Customizations

David has published two very detailed articles regarding the automatic deployment of customizations. Article I explores the different deployment scenarios for dictionaries and application files with pros and cons for each configuration, while Article II explores the automation of the deployment of customizations. However, the articles do not cover complex deployments in Citrix and Terminal Server environments and are not recommended for upgrades or deployment of new clients.

Drop a comment to David and let him know how (or how not) you can use his suggestions.

Until next post!

MG.-
Mariano Gomez, MIS, MVP, MCP, PMP
Maximum Global Business, LLC.
http://www.maximumglobalbusiness.com

1 comment:

David Musgrave [MSFT] said...

A couple of clarifications.

For a new install once you have installed the standard client from the CD, you can run the UpdateForce.bat batch file to bring all the third party products, customisations, service packs, hotfixes and settings from the Update Share down to the workstation. That would definately speed up the new client install process.

As for Citrix/Terminal Server, you can't use the Login.bat approach, but once you can confirm all users are logged out of the client, you can manually run Update.bat to bring all the updates down from the Update share to the shared client.

David Musgrave [MSFT]
Escalation Engineer - Microsoft Dynamics GP
Microsoft Dynamics Support - Asia Pacific

Microsoft Dynamics (formerly Microsoft Business Solutions)
http://www.microsoft.com/Dynamics

mailto:David.Musgrave@online.microsoft.com
http://blogs.msdn.com/DevelopingForDynamicsGP

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