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2. Installation Parameters Configuring the installation parameters

2.1. Introduction

The MSI installs at boot up before the user has logged in. This is done silently in the background without the need for user interaction.

There are three parameters used during installation, the installation directory; IP address of the server and port number. These values can be customised by using an MST, as explained in section 3. However for the majority of cases we recommend using the defaults, as specified in section 2.2.

2.2. Default Parameters

2.2.1. IP address
This address is used to specify the location of the PC Power Down Server. Enabling the client to retrieve its power down schedule and report its status.

This value will default to "pcpserver". Please add a DNS record to map this name to the IP address of your server.

2.2.2. installation directory
The installation directory will default to [Common App Data]\PC Power Down\Network Client .

Windows XP will install this to
" C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\PC Power Down\Network Client\".

Windows Vista or Win7 will install this to
"C:\Program Data\PC Power Down\Network Client\".

If your network has a mixture of XP and Vista/Windows 7 then 2 deployments with different MSI's are required.

It is worth noting that the standard exe will automatically resolve the installation directory.

2.2.3. The port number
This defaults to 4455. Please ensure any firewalls are configured to allow TCP on the specified port.
 



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