Talos Client Installer,
Registry Config Settings
Alan Barker, 10th Aug 2005
(The manual installation for Talos Client instructs you change values in this
key for Database access)
The Settings in version 0.5.x are as follows:
To make changes to the Talos Client Installer:
1) Log on to the Machine with Talos Installed.
2) Click Start->Run
3) Enter "regedit" (without the quotes)
4) navigate the folders to the following Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Talos
5) Modfy Config entries
6) close regedit and re-run Talos.exe
CAUTION: Whilst changing the Talos settings would not normally cause problems
it is generally advised that your perform a backup of the registry before making
any changes. To perform a full registry backup see the help topics from RegEdit.
Config Parameters Description
This is the parameter which tells Talos what Type of Database system to use when searching for Deployments. The Supported values are:
"mssqlserver" is the Default as part of the installtion. If this setting is blank or incorrect for the database system in use then Talos will fail to connect and perform deployments. In future releases, Talos should provide support for other Database systems.
The file access system to use when downloading datafiles for installation. The only option supported at this stage is "win32". Future releases should include the ability to select FTP, HTTP etc
The name that is displayed in boldface on the User Interface of the installer client when it is performing deployments. As this is for end user display purposes only this can be configured to any name you wish. examples: "IT Department Installer", "IT thingy-ma-bodger" etc
The Name of the system repository that this machine is to use by default when obtaining datafiles. This MUST be the name of a vaild Talos Repository that is registered in the System. See Install notes on Creating a repository. If a value is omitted, talos will obtain the default repository setting for this machine from the Database. examples: "myRepository" or "TalosServerA"
Determines if Talos Installer will display a user Information screen or run silently in the background when executed. Set to True or False. default is True.
Talos can display a company logo when it shows the user information screen. This parameter is the path to the GIF/JPEG/BMP to load when Talos is executed. leave this parameter empty if no logo is to be displayed.
NOTE: to reduce the number of dependencies, talos uses Native VB controls to display the logo. These controls can sometimes have problems with complex/hi bitdepth graphics. To ensure compatability a small 256 color BMP or GIF is advised. please also note, GIFs support transparency whereas bitmaps don't.
(Required) for Talos to access the database. this parameter depends on the database system in use and you should consult the Talos installation instructions for that system. as an Example: for a MS SQL Server, this would be the server name to connect to whereas for a MS Access database this would be the full path to the MDB file.
(Required) for talos to login to the database referenced by DBserver. Please consult the Talos Server installtion instructions for the database system in use for the correct setting of these parameters.