Enterprise configuration and deployment

This article gives an overview how Gmail Notifier Pro is storing user configuration and how to deploy Gmail Notifier Pro to many users in an organization.

License

The free version of Gmail Notifier Pro is for personal use only, and is not allowed to be used by companies and organizations. If you need a license for more than 6 users, please contact sales@intellibreeze.com for site license discount.

Important folders

Unless Gmail Notifier Pro is configured to run in portable mode, all user settings and user data will be stored in the user roaming folder and the log file will be stored in the user local folder. The user settings include all settings made in Gmail Notifier Pro, including all configured accounts. The user data includes downloaded IMAP messages and attachments.

Note that before version 4.5 of Gmail Notifier Pro, the user local folder was used for all user settings and user data as well. If Gmail Notifier Pro version 4.5 or later detect settings in the user local folder, these settings will be used and they will not be moved to the roaming folder. For new installation on version 4.5 or later, where no settings are available in the user local folder, the roaming folder will be used.

Log file

Gmail Notifier Pro writes log information to GmailNotifierPro.log in the user local folder. The purpose of the log file is to help tracking down any issues found in the software. The log level can be changed in the Options dialog of Gmail Notifier Pro, in the Administration section.

Folder locations

Typical user roaming folder location on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8:
C:\Users\<Windows User Name>\AppData\Roaming\GmailNotifierPro\

Typical user roaming folder location on Windows XP:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows User Name>\Local Settings\Application Data\GmailNotifierPro\

Typical user local folder location on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8:
C:\Users\<Windows User Name>\AppData\Local\GmailNotifierPro\

<Windows User Name> refers to the name of the Windows account being used.

Template configuration

Gmail Notifier Pro can be pre-configured by placing a configuration file, named Template.xml, in the folder where Gmail Notifier Pro is installed. When Gmail Notifier Pro is launched the first time for a user, there is no ConfigData.xml file present in the user roaming folder. If the file Template.xml exist in the folder where Gmail Notifier Pro is installed, the settings in this file will be used to construct a new ConfigData.xml for the user.

The file ConfigData.xml can be copied to the folder where Gmail Notifier Pro is installed and renamed to Template.xml to make it the configuration template for all users.

If GmailNotifierPro.msi is deployed to many computers, the file Template.xml must also be deployed to the same installation folder. If no existing infrastucture is present for deploying Template.xml together with Gmail Notifier Pro, the Gmail Notifier Pro Deployment tool can be used.

Gmail Notifier Pro Deployment Tool

The Deployment Tool is used to create a modified copy of GmailNotifierPro.msi with an included configuration template.

The Deployment Tool requires a GmailNotifierPro.msi file to modify. An existing ConfigData.xml can be specified, and it will be installed as Template.xml together with Gmail Notifier Pro. The Deployment Tool will generate an updated MSI-file where the configuration template is included. The updated MSI-file can be deployed on all computers and every user will get the settings specified in the configuration template when they launch Gmail Notifier Pro for the first time.

The Deployment Tool is not included in the Gmail Notifier Pro installation, and needs to be downloaded separately. The Deployment Tool is mainly intended for organizations with, or with the intent to order, a Gmail Notifier Pro site license.

Please contact sales@intellibreeze.com for more information.

 

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