I am looking for a detailed SoftGrid setup guide and wanted to see if there were any alternatives to the included Quickstart and Server/Client iInstall guides that are included with the software.
I am trying to configure a Server and client in a virtual enviroment and am running into problems with the client being able to see the applications. I think that it is a problem with my configuration of the OSD path but am not sure. I thought if I could see an example of of another setup it might clea up by issue.

Entries like:

System Options > Default Content Path
Default SoftGrid Application Properties > OSD Path & Icon Path

These need to be manually entered in depending on the protocol you are using (HTTP, RTSP, etc.) Other than these two locations where else does this information need to be entered at?
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The training material is almost a product manual for this sort of stuff. The 4.x documentation is on the thin side plus my favorite doc Enabling Applications for Softgrid was pulled from the partner portal. Hopefully we will be seeing some more detailed documentation soon.

If you are using HTTP / RTSP you will definately have to modify your paths in the console to load the files via that method. Your content path should point to the root folder where your files are stored but you can configure the content path in the console or the server. Configuring the console allows for a more effortless import of applications if you are using UNC paths. The content folder should be configured at install time when building your server. You might have to check the server log to see where your server is trying to load the SFT file from but if you are not seeing the apps at all then your OSDs are not published correctly. The client log will give you a hint as to what might be wrong with your OSDs.
Answered 02/08/2007 by: kkaminsk
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I changed the content pathing to use UNC and now the default application is working. Since I changed this after the installation is it best to uninstall and reinstall vs. adjusting in the various locations? I thought I read somehwere that there are so many hooks on the pathing that its best to reinstall.

Thanks for your help, these seem like simple questions but after reading quite a bit of documentation there seem to be gaps in my understanding. I do have it working though.

I was also curious about sequencing an application that runs off of a SQL DB with user DSN entries. Any caveats?
Answered 02/08/2007 by: windmiller
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Enabling Applications for Softgrid

You will find the document ' Enabling applications for SoftGrid' if you follow this link:

http://www.repton.co.uk/library/Enterprise%20Systems/softricity_softgrid_sequencer_user_guide.pdf
Answered 02/14/2007 by: brobergc
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Just note that the doc was writting for Softgrid 3.2 but there is plenty of meat to be found in that doc.
Answered 02/15/2007 by: kkaminsk
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I have a PDF copy of the Softricity 'SoftGrid 4.0 Administration Training Guide' course material (Course SGC-A400) that I was able to download from the MS SoftGrid site before it was pulled. If you'd like, I could email it to you. I did a search for the material & didn't find anything for download.
Answered 03/01/2007 by: BadShadd
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I would love the doc... Thanks!
Answered 03/09/2007 by: CameronFrasnelly
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I would love a copy of that doc too.. .if its still available
Answered 05/01/2007 by: Ackeron
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ORIGINAL: BadShadd

I have a PDF copy of the Softricity 'SoftGrid 4.0 Administration Training Guide' course material (Course SGC-A400) that I was able to download from the MS SoftGrid site before it was pulled. If you'd like, I could email it to you. I did a search for the material & didn't find anything for download.

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I would also like a copy of this guide if it is available. I am just starting to implement Softgrid in a test environment and could use the info. Thanks.
Answered 05/04/2007 by: rirvine
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For those looking for the Admin Guide, just send a private message to me with your email address & I'll send you the 7.6MB .pdf file as soon as I see the message. I usually check this board Monday - Friday.

For those of you that have received it, could you give me a positive rating to show that I'm not pulling anyone's leg. I know I have made some of you happy with it. ;^)

Shadd
Answered 05/04/2007 by: BadShadd
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So I guess you have gotten the permission to give away this PDF document from Softricity/Microsoft right?

As it state:
COPYRIGHT NOTICE
© 2006 Softricity, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this document may be reproduced or retransmitted
in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying,
recording, or through use of information storage and retrieval systems, for any purpose, without
the express prior written permission of Softricity, Inc.
Answered 05/05/2007 by: AngelD
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Who do I ask if the company doesn't exist & I downloaded this from Microsoft's site under the training section back in Oct/Nov 06? I thought it was a public site?
Answered 05/06/2007 by: BadShadd
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I'm just saying that as it has been removed from download I guess individuals may not have the permission to download it anymore. Even when it was downloadble individuals was not allowed to retransmit the document to others, they had to download it by them selfs.

I don't really care what you do or have done, but just be careful to state in public that you might be breaking some rules telling others to share the document [;)]

Cheers mate!
Answered 05/06/2007 by: AngelD
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Understood - thanks for the tip.
Answered 05/06/2007 by: BadShadd
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I sought legal advice from my organization & I'm waiting for feedback from Microsoft legal dept, but in the meantime I'm no longer offering the admin guide. From the discussion I had with our legal team, quoting (copying & pasting) paragraphs to explain a particular point/issue/problem would fall under the 'Fair Use' portion of the Copyright Laws, but distributing the entire document without the permission of the owner (which would now be MS) could / would pose a problem.

On a positive note, I hope that the information I've provided has promoted the SoftGrid product. Even though the Admin Guide doesn't contain the answers to everything, it does contain explain more than generic installation information that gets distributed with the software - it's a reference manual.

Thanks AngelD for addressing the issue & opening my eyes to potential legal problems I could face. I could have edited or pulled my offers/the other messages in this thread, but I wanted others to see the whys / what was being discussed here.
Answered 05/11/2007 by: BadShadd
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