5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2015 1:49 PM by avjohn

    DxD / Expedition Global Package Installer?


      Is there anyone within Mentor or customer who has experience with a recommended 3rd party installer for larger global deployments?

      We are familiar with the current available XML & batch methods but we wanted to know if there is something better vs. the various pre-requirements, batch files etc

      that is currently for Local and Client installs?



      Our deployment situation:

      180+ global users


      Mixture of power users (PCB Designers, LIbrarians & Eng)

      Lite users (Schematic editors, reviewing etc)


      @ 60 users have local installs and the rest are all clients (exes on server - nothing local but shortcuts etc)

      We deploy updates @ 1-2max per year across multiple countries, timezones (US, Penang, Hungary, CA, Boston, Germany...)


      I prefer the flexibility of updating the server and "lite users" are essentially updated vs. 100 users being local.

      but I am willing to explore the options if:


      1. Package creation is flexible - build a contained X and deploy w/ dependencies included w/ reg values etc.
      2. Runs well across all OS deployments inc. Windows 8 (yes i know not supported)
      3. Capable of simple updates vs. major uninstall and reinstall per revisions


      Any thoughts or recommendations?