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Posted - 28 Sep 2005 :  16:16:08  Show Profile  Edit Topic  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Topic
Automatic Deployment

If you are using tools like Microsoft Systems Management Server, you can distribute the application and the application settings to different computers in your network.

Please note: this option is available only in Multi User license

ODBC data sources
You have to install ODBC drivers and distribute ODBC data source used by the Folder(s). GeniusConnect can't install 3rd party drivers and datasources.

MANDATORY Application components:

The Following application components must be copied and registered on the target PC:
regsvr32 GatWCrypto.dll
regsvr32 DBContact.dll
regsvr32 OutlookInterface.dll
regsvr32 OutlookConnect.dll
regsvr32 GeniusNTLog.dll
GCMMan.exe /RegServer
regsvr32 GCMManPS.dll
regsvr32 GeniusConnectSync.dll
regsvr32 secman.dll (secman64.dll for 64bit version)

The Following application components must be copied to the target PC:

Only if you are using Swiftpage email marketing Add-on

GeniusConnect installs for ALL USERS by default:


version and lower installs per user:


To Distribute settings

1. Empty HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Genius@Work\GeniusConnect\Folders\<Folder ID>Folder value
Folder(Entry) ID is unique identifier of an Outlook (Exchange) Folder. (GeniusConnect will scan only for folders with empty Folder value)

2. Set HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Genius@Work\GeniusConnect\Settings\AdminOptions RelinkFolders to 1
(GeniusConnect (on the target PC)resets this value to 0 after the scan for local folders)

3. Export registry key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Genius@Work\GeniusConnect

When the distribution is done and user starts Outlook, GeniusConnect will check the RelinkFolders key, if the value is 1, GeniusConnect will reset this key to 0 (to disable this process for the next start-up) and try to find (or recreate) the local folder using the FolderPath key.

If the Folder is not found, GeniusConnect will try to recreate the folder.

After the Folder has been created (or existing folder has been found), the <ENTRY ID> key will be overwritten by Entry ID of the target account Folder.

Please note: the Scan process can take several minutes on slow networks in for example MS Exchange environment.

For additional details please see Help topic: Automatic Deployment(F1 or Help button in any GeniusConnect config. dialog)


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Posted - 15 Jan 2007 :  13:44:52  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Export the ODBC data-sources (regedit):

System DSN is stored in the following locations:

DSN connection parameters:

list of data sources

User DSN:
DSN connection parameters:

list of data sources

You must be also sure that the ODBC drivers are installed on the target PC! The installation of ODBC drivers depends on the manufacturer, most Windows systems are pre-installed with drivers for MS Access and MS SQL Server (often old versions!).

Are you using setup/deployment software like install shield, wise install etc...?
With these tools you can create a complete install package, including files, registry settings and ODBC data-sources and drivers.

It is also easier then creating an installation package manually.

See also File DSN example:
Using ODBC File data source
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Posted - 25 Jun 2015 :  10:45:43  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Changing deployment folder path

The “FolderPath” Key contains original path of a Folder (only Folder Name for Outlook 2000).

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Genius@Work\GeniusConnect\Folders\<ENTRY ID>\FolderPath

If the folder path contains a user specific value, you can change it to a relative path.

Example 1-default calendar folder

Folder path: \\Mailbox - Administrator\Calendar
Relative path: \Calendar

Example 2-Calendar in a subfolder

Folder path: \\Mailbox - Administrator\Shared\Calendar
Relative path: \Shared\Calendar

GeniusConnect will search for relative path instead of exact folder match.

Please note: Outlook can contain multiple folders with the same name, use unique relative path\name combination.
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Posted - 03 Aug 2015 :  11:09:17  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Using folder path Wildcard (from GeniusConnect version)

Use {*} wildcard in folder path:
You can use wildcards when distributing to an Outlook installation with multiple Mail Accounts. Relative path scan may link a wrong folder.

Example auto config Folder: TestContacts

Outlook accounts:
2. local .pst file

Folder path: \\\TestContacts
Relative path: \TestContacts When using relative path GeniusConnect may link/create the folder in a wrong Outlook account
Wildcard path: \\{*}\TestContacts

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Posted - 23 Feb 2016 :  11:20:43  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply
Block scanning of disabled stores/folders on target PC (from GeniusConnect version)

Include HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Genius@Work\GeniusConnect\Settings\AdminOptions: BlockedFolders

Don't scan public folders on target PC during auto deployment
BlockedFolders: All Public Folders
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