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Quick Start Guides → Deployment, System/Network Administrators Quick Start

If you are a system or network administrator and if you want to set up ZOC for users in your organization the following topics will be of interest in order to configure and organize the deployment.

If you have questions beyond these topics or specific requirements, please do not hesitate to ask our support.

 

 

Command Line Options

ZOC offers a set of command line parameters to run it in special modes or make it perform operations directly after startup.

When checking the command line options, the options /CONNECT, /CALL, /RUN, /O may be the ones of immediate interest.

Command line parameters can be put into the shortcut icon which starts ZOC or into a file named commandline.ini (the latter could be part of a custom installation, see below).

 

 

Configuration Files

If you need to replicate ZOC configurations throughout your organization, the necessary files will be HostDirectory.zhd (host directory), Standard.zfg (program options), *.ZOC (session profile), *.ZKY (key maps) and maybe the *.ZRX files. All these files are located in the ZOC Data Folder, which can be accessed via File Menu→Show Data Folder.

Additionally the file Admin.ini should be of special interest if you want to tailor a ZOC installation in a shared environment.

Also note the newuserprofile_english and newuserprofile_german folders in the ZOC program folder. These contain the default configuration which will be used (copied) to create the initial configuration for a user on his first start.

 

 

Licensing

Usually software license codes will be stored in the Windows registry under HKLM/HKCU+Software+EmTec+ZOC8+Registration. Alternately ZOC offers file based licensing and license counting which can be used with custom or network installations (see below). Please contact EmTec support for details.

 

 

Network Installation/Multi User Installation

ZOC can be installed on a network drives and can use shared or individual configurations in read-only or write-access mode. ZOC can be tailored to use host directory files, options files or options directories in various locations by using the Admin.ini file (see the ZOC directory for a sample) and/or by defining the directories in Options→Program Settings (see also Data Folder Selection).

Some tailoring is also possible by using command line options together with a commandline.ini file although we strongly recommend to use the Admin.ini file whenever possible.

If necessary, EmTec Support will help you to find the best network installation configuration and licensing code handling option for your individual environment.

 

 

Building a Custom Setup

You can modify the ZOC installation to fit your special needs. The main installation file (zoc_nnn.exe) is a self extracting ZIP archive. You can unzip into a temporary directory (e.g. Z:\CDINST) with a standard unzip tool like INFOZIP.

There you will find two files named SETUP.CFG and SETUP.FIL. SETUP.CFG is the installation script and controls the program folder name and the icons in the Windows start menu. SETUP.FIL is a ZIP archive, which contains a complete ZOC program directory including default configuration files. You can replace the default configuration files in the newuserprofile_english folder or add your own files into this archive (see User Data Folder).

Alternately you can create an additional ZIP archive named CUSTOM.FIL which will be unpacked into the program directory after the files from SETUP.FIL have been extracted.

Then you can burn the Z:\CDINST directory on CD or make it available to licensed users in your organization as a LAN resource. In both cases, the custom version will be installed when the users run setup.exe.

 

 

Unattended Installation

The ZOC setup does not support unattended installation. However, you can simply replicate a ZOC program directory from a previous installation to other PCs and create the necessary icons/shortcuts with your own deployment tools.

 

 

Questions?

If you have any further questions regarding installation, custom versions or licenses please contact Markus Schmidt at EmTec for Support.

 
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