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Chapter 10, "Identity Manager Bundle Edition." 2. (Conditional) If you want to create an install routine that doesn't require any user input, use NCIMan to create an unattend.txt file, as discussed earlier in this chapter. Save the unattend.txt file in the same directory from which users will run setup.exe or setupnw.exe to install the new Novell client. If you use a platform-specific configuration file to configure the Novell client and you are using acu.exe, you must change the [unattendfile] option to Yes in the acu.ini file.

3. Use iManager to add the following to the container login script for those users whom you want to receive the updated client. These commands support both Windows 9x and Windows XP/2000 clients.





For Windows 9x workstations only, you can back up the old client configuration instead of just replacing it with the new client software. To do this, add the option /rb (for rollback) to the end of this command. This option will copy the current software configuration to novell\client32\nwbackup.

4. When the login script executes during a user login, the appropriate setup program will check the Windows Registry on the destination workstation to see exactly which version of the client is currently running. The setup routine will run only if the workstation's Registry indicates a Novell client version older than the version to be installed.

If you need to reinstall the same client version on a workstation, you can use NCIMan to modify the Major or Minor INTERNAL version of the client so that it looks to the setup routine as if the client is newer than that previously installed. The version setting is stored in the unattend.txt file.

The next time the users in the group log in, their workstations will be upgraded automatically to the new Novell client. For more information on ACU options, see the Novell online documentation.

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