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Tech Tip: Installing 4D Client for Windows over a Network
PRODUCT: 4D Client | VERSION: 6.7 | PLATFORM: Win
Published On: May 25, 2001
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If you want to have an automated install for 4D Client that users can easily run from their workstations, you can use a simple DOS batch file (e.g. "install4D.bat") that can be run from any machine in your domain. Here is an example assuming files are stored on a
mountable network volume:

MKDIR C:\4D_Client
COPY \\NetworkVolume\4D_Client\*.* C:\4D_Client
MKDIR %systemroot%\4D
MKDIR %systemroot%\4D\Network
COPY \\NetworkVolume\4D_NetComps\*.* %systemroot%\4D\Network

You can also create a shortcut in advance that links to the pre-determined location where 4D Client is being copied to. Simply copy that shortcut to the user's desktop or into their start menu with the batch file. Shortcuts only contain a drive letter plus a path and therefore are not machine specific.

A similar batch file could be used for a CD-ROM based install using relative paths.