Sharing Registry Settings

   Like in most programs, most default and user-selected settings and pointers that control the operation of Pathagoras are stored in the Windows registry. (There are about 120 user-selected settings available in the program.)

   Network administrators who are controlling the installation of multiple computers will find it helpful to establish a Common Profiles Path which can used to share "Libraries" and "Profiles" and other items not stored within the registry. Sharing such items through the Common Profiles Path is fully discussed at this link.

   Network administrators will also want to be able to share the various registry settings that the administrators want to be common to all users. It's operation is similar to that of how the Common Profiles Path operates. A set of values is uploaded by the administrator to a location accessible to the remote users. The remote users in turn download the values. The sharing of registry settings can be used in conjunction with the Common Profiles Path or run without the existence of the Common Profiles Path.

   The settings that can be shared are summarized on the next page.

   The buttons to accomplish the upload and download are found among the other tools on the Network Administrative Files page of Pathagoras Utilities & Settings screen.

 

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   Assuming that the administrator's computer currently has the 'preferred settings' for the office, the administrator would click the button labeled "Registry to INI file" (#1 above). When pressed, the all of Pathagoras' registry settings of the administrator's computer are exported to a file called 'pathagoras.ini'. (".ini" is the classic extension assigned to files intended 'initialize' a program at installation time.) You will be given the option to save pathagoras.ini to the Common Profiles path or to any other folder, including a thumb drive, that both computers can access.

   Once uploaded to its 'central' location, each remote user would click the lower button on the Utilities/Settings screen labeled "INI File to Registry" (#2 above) to download and then to display the various available entries from the .ini file onto a categorized list of all available settings. The registry 'name' is shown at the left, and the registry value as exported by the administrator in step 1 are shown at the right. The remote user can then choose all or a select few of the available registry settings. The local registry is updated when the <Apply> button is clicked.

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With the content of the .ini file displayed,
the remote user can select one, all or an appropriate selection
of the various registry settings that are available.

Click Apply and registry is updated.