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 I have an application that I install onto 3 Pc's.
  The Database files are on a server and the application is multi-user and accesses the Db files through the BDE.
  I need to know how I can install my product and send a Shortcut to each system on the network so that I am just using the 1 Exe file. At current if I carry out an update I have to update 3 Systems when I need to just update the 1 Executable.
  Any help, examples or tips on further information would be greately appreciated.
 
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by:vladh
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HotRod,

seems like a typical network admin issue rather than programming... I would place your EXE on a common share/folder and distribute the shortcuts to user systems. The distribution can be done in a number of ways:
1) Word of mouth. There are 3 users, tell them where to point the shortcut and you are done. The cheapest and quickest one (provided the users can create shortcuts :)
2) SMS, ZenWorks or other desktop management system that is capable of distributing software updates. Ask your LAN Admin or look up the manual :)
3) Login script. You can copy a shortcut (after all, a shortcut is a file with .lnk extention) to a user desktop. If your users log in every morning and run some kind of login script, put a copy command in it ( a dos copy command should do but the exact command will depend on your environment. Talk to your LAN Admin)
4) Email...

Pick what works best for you
ttyl
Vlad
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YodaMage earned 75 total points
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Sinmple task, use installshield express and run install from network.
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by:gemarti
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 CopyFile(PChar('c:\windows\start menu\programs\accessories\notepad.lnk'),
           PChar('c:\windows\sendTo\notepad.lnk'),FALSE);
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by:HotRod40
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Thanks alot for that it has really helped.
Cheers ! !
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