MacroView DMF and Message version 8.5.1097 and later has support for setting a central location to update the configuration files stored in your MacroView user settings* folder.
This is great news for system administrators, allowing them to deploy user settings to all members in their organisation with the click of a button.
How it works
You can store your configuration files such as 'TreeNodesToHide.xml', localisation files and other configuration files for DMF/Message plug-ins in a central (common) location, either in SharePoint or on a local file share, and set up your user's DMF client to retrieve these files from that central location.
This will save you time from having to manually deploy common user settings to each individual machine or risk users making an error if installing it themselves.
The following are just a few of the configuration files currently supported.
- MacroView Case and Matter - Create Matter
- MacroView Project - Create Projects
- MacroView Solution Provisioning
- Language resource files (rebranding)
Creating a central configuration (resource) location
The central configuration location can be any library, folder or document set in SharePoint or a folder on a file share. Some configuration files are location directly in this location and other need to be located in a sub folder of the specified location.
You can create the central configuration location and folder structure and upload configuration files to it manually or use MacroView Solution Provisioning to create a sample resource library with sample content by selecting Provision > New Library > MacroView Resource Library.
Configuring DMF or Message to use the central configuration location
The Central Configuration Location is set in the Store Folder Preferences section of the Support tab in MacroView Options:
The Central Configuration Location is controlled by two options:
- Location: Drop-down menu with two options SharePoint or File Share (if hosted on your network).
- Text field: Click the double dots on the right of the text field to browse your environment and locate your desired central configuration location.
Once you've applied your settings in the MacroView Options menu, DMF/Message will now check that location for any required configuration files when it starts, and if there, will automatically download them to your user's machine.
Deploying to your users
To deploy these setting to your users, copy the resulting entries in the following registry branch and push them to your users via Group Policy:
* - User settings folder refers to %appdata%/MacroView DMF/Store