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Need of support systems/tools to deploy DTI settings from the Administrator to the users.

Need of support systems/tools to deploy DTI settings from the Administrator to the users.

Sometimes, we need to push out changes in DTI to our users, for example, we want to add or blank out one button for all users. If you want to do this for Creo users (change how workspacen looks), we can do that, we want a similar function for the DTI.

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sm
Newbie

Fredrik, can you describe what you are looking for in more detail? Are you changing preferences in the DTI client or making changes to the Windchill server? You can deploy DTI with Silent Installation. All the client settings are stored in a registry key, which can also be distributed. It is located under Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PTC\WindowsIntegration.

Turquoise

My guess is, and I agree, to be able to do something similar to where you can lock out features by creating the .xml file I think and distribute that to each computer.

sm
Newbie

Sounds like the preference game. Creo and Creo View use a TXT preference file, WGM uses and XML and DTI uses REG. If the objective is to change the client preferences, REG is the way to go. If you want to limit access to a specific command, everything in DTI is ACL controlled from the server. If the user does not have access to Revise in Windchill, they will not have access to Revise in DTI. If you'd like to customize DTI in some way, there is a detailed section in the Windchill HelpCenter named DTI Customization Framework that will give you additional information.

Turquoise

I've seen that about the DTI before Scott.  But I was talking about the admin_prefs.xml files for Creo View.  I was messing around with that in the past just see what will work.

Newbie

I´ll try to give you a more detailed description.

Sometimes we need to push out DTI settings from the Administrator.

We need to be able to control all the settings that you can do from the "Configuration" in the Windchill menu
and be able to select server and check all settings under General (Windchill tab– Configuration – General).

Compare the procedure with a config.pro that we distribute for settings in Creo.
What we do know you can´t set these settings during the installation procedure of the DTI.

 

We know that these settings are located in each computer's registry, it is not possible for us to have a script that goes in and
change these registry settings on each machine.
I don´t think that can be allowed by many corporate IT departments (safety issue).