There are three steps to creating a Group Policy deployment of the Q-Pulse client:
- Creating an Administrative Installation Package
- Adding the Q-Pulse Server Properties
- Completing the Installation
1. Creating and Administrative Installation Package
NB. Please have install file/MSI on the Q-Pulse Server. If you do not have this Technical Support can provide this.
To create an administrative installation:
- Launch a command prompt by clicking [Start], then [Run]. Type "cmd" and then push enter.
- Enter the following command:
Please note, d:\ is the path to your Q-Pulse installation files.
- When prompted, enter the file path to save your installation files.
To make the .msi file suitable for distribution via Group Policy you will need to edit the MSI file to add some additional properties, such as the location of the Q-Pulse server and whether or not you want to include a desktop shortcut icon.
The properties can be added using various tools, such as Orca.
To add the properties using Orca:
- Launch Orca and then ppen the MSI file.
- Select the Property option from the Tables list on the left hand window.
- Now select Add Row from the [Tables] menu at the top of the screen.
- In the 'Add Row' window enter the Property name as GQ_APPSERVER and the Value as the name or IP address of the Application server that is running the Q-Pulse Server application.
- If you want to include a shortcut icon on the users desktop, add another property called GQ_DESKTOPSHORTCUT and set the value to Yes.
- Save the changes made to the msi file and close out of your msi editor.
Please be aware, Q-Pulse uses the Microsoft .NET framework. Please ensure this is installed before deploying the clients. If Microsoft .NET is not installed, the client will deploy correctly but will not run.
|Q-Pulse Version||.NET Version|
|Q-Pulse 5.0 to Q-Pulse 5.21||Microsoft .NET 1.1|
|Q-Pulse 5.50 to Q-Pulse 5.90||Microsoft .NET 3.5|
|Q-Pulse 5.91||Microsoft .NET 4.0|
|Q-Pulse 6.0||Microsoft .NET 4.5|
|Q-Pulse 6.1 to Q-Pulse 7.0||Microsoft .Net 4.6|
The .NET Framework install files can be downloaded from the Microsoft website.