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