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Configuring the Scense Environment

Configuring Site Parameters

Although Scense Setup will already have initialized all necessary Site Parameters, there are still some additional Site Parameters available.

These regard additions or adjustments to the standard values.

The table below shows a complete list of the Site Parameters supported by Scense:

Parameter Description Default value
ApplicationKey Registry Key for Application Switches Software\Scense software
ApplicationValue Registry ValueName for Application Switches Setup
AppVOSD Template OSD to be used with the App-V server <Default OSD XML stream>
AppVPath Fully qualified path for the App-V 4 content folder
AppVPort Port to be used with the App-V 4 server 554
AppVProtocol Protocol name to be used with the App-V 4 server rtsp
AppVServer Network location (computername or IP-address) for the Microsoft App-V 4 Server
AppVVirtDirPath Virtual directory path for the App-V 4 content folder (for use with HTTP)
AppVPackagesUNC UNC directory path to the App-V 5 packages
AppVPackagesHTTP HTTP URL to the directory path App-V 5
AppVPackagesPreferUNC Prefer the UNC share for AppV-5 packages. (0=Disabled, 1=Enabled) 0
AutomaticUserSettingsCycle Enable the automatic user configuration settings cycle to use the userinit entrypoint (0=Disabled, 1=Enabled) 0
ClientLicenseTreshold Client license warning if free licenses are less than threshold (Absolute: A<n>, e.g. A50. Percent: P<n>, e.g. P10). P5
CommunityServiceLocation Network location (computername or IP-address) for the Scense Community Service
ConsoleLicenseTreshold Console license warning if free licenses are less than threshold (Absolute: A<n>, e.g. A2. Percent: P<n>, e.g. P5). P5
DefaultInstallLocation Default location for Applications %CONTEXT%
DefaultInstallTypeDesktop Default install type for desktop computers (0=LOCAL, 1=SHARED) 1
DefaultInstallTypeLaptop Default install type for laptop computers (0=LOCAL, 1=SHARED) 0
DefaultInstallTypeServer Default install type for server computers (0=LOCAL, 1=SHARED) 1
DefaultInstallTypeTerminalServer Default install type for terminalserver computers (0=LOCAL, 1=SHARED) 1
DefaultMessageSource Source text to be used in new messages
DefaultODSInstallTimeOut Default wait time (sec.) for an ODS Install before continuing 3600
Domain1 Domain Scope. To add domains, simply add a Domain2 (etc.) parameter to the sequence containing the netbios domain name.
EngineLocation Network location (computername or IP-address) for the Scense Engine
ExtendedInstallMethod Invoke the Extended Installation Method. 0=Off, 1=On 1
InstallScripts Location for the install scripts
MaxExecutiveLogHistory Number of days to store user specific Executive logging 2
MaxUserLogHistory Number of days to store user specific Initiative logging 7
MessagingInterval Interval in minutes in which instant messaging recurs 10
ProfileFolderFiles Maximum number of files in a profile folder, to score a perfect 10 200
ProfileFolderSize Maximum size (in MB) of a profile folder, to score a perfect 10 4
ProfileTotalFiles Maximum number of files in a user profile, to score a perfect 10 600
ProfileTotalSize Maximum size (in MB) of a user profile, to score a perfect 10 10
RegisteredCompany Company name for use as a default Registered Company with Windows Installer installations
RegisteredUser User name for use as a default Registered User with Windows Installer installations
RepositoryEngineLocation Network location (computername or IP-address) for the Scense Repository Engine
ScenseUpdateComponentServer Network location (computername or IP-address) for the Scense Update Server
ScenseUpdateIntervalHigh High-Frequency interval (seconds) for the Scense Update Service 10
ScenseUpdateIntervalLow Low-Frequency interval (seconds) for the Scense Update Service 300
ScriptDelay Minutes to wait before starting the Delayed Script 15
SessionControlInterval Interval in minutes in which the Session Control Script recurs 60
ShortcutParName1 Shortcut Parameter Symbolic Name for %Scense_PAR1% Symbolic Parameter Name
TacMaxIdleMinutes Number of minutes before showing the ‘Open transaction’ warning 3
TacMaxTransactionMinutes Number of minutes (after the warning) before cancelling the first property page 2
ToolingDirectory Directory voor Scense tools %INSTALLSCRIPTS%\_Tooling
VerboseSecurityLog Switch Verbose Security logging, 0=Off, 1=On 0
VerboseSystemLog Switch Verbose SystemLogging, 0=Off, 1=On 0
VerboseWindowsInstallerLog Switch Verbose Windows InstallerLogging, 0=Off, 1=On, 2=Full 0
WebHyperlinkPrefix HTML controltext that should prefix all WebHyperlinks &nbsp
WebHyperlinkSuffix HTML controltext that should suffix all WebHyperlinks <BR>

Site Parameters determine the behavior of a large number of items and processes within Scense.

Per site it is possible to deviate from the standard set by ‘Default’-Site parameters. Computers in an additional site will receive all Site Parameters from the ‘Own’ Site, and complement those with the ‘Default’ Site parameters.

To be able to control the Site Parameters a specific computer will receive, the administrator can use the ‘SiteParameter Prognosis’ option within the context menu of the ‘Sites’ folder.

Configuring Sites

Sites can be used to offer a satisfactory performance for Application- and Repository features in a distributed environment.

By default Scense Setup creates the ‘Default’-Site that can be configured to a certain extent.

More sites with different settings can be created if desired.

SiteCode.

The site code is the key of a site object. The site code is saved in the Scense variable %SiteCode% and can be used in Tasksets.

Site Type.

In this selector you can identify the type of site. Scense distinguishes three different kinds of sites:

  • Domain Group Reference
    The group membership of the computer account determines the choice for the Scense Site.
  • Network Address and Mask
    The Scense Site is identified by an IP-address and a network mask of a computer.
  • Directory-Site
    The current Active Directory-Site for the computer corresponds with the Scense Site.

Configuring Logon script

After the Scense Client installation the workstation is prepared to automatically start the Scense Client at logon.

Another way of doing this is to configure this at domain level.

In the above example ‘ScenseStart.vbs’ is used as the logon script.

Scensestart.vbs

The content of a script starting Scense Client could look as following: