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compareDocs 4.0.3 Release Notes
NOTE: To install compareDocs via command line, but with progress dialogs visible, simply
replace the /qn with:
/qb+ for progress dialogs displaying an OK button to acknowledge completion of the
/qb- for progress dialogs without an OK button upon completion.
To transform the installer with command line parameters please see our guide - ‘Installer
Guide – MSI Properties’
Machine Assigned Active Directory installation process
compareDocs can be installed via Active Directory (AD). The instructions below assume
You have a working knowledge of Active Directory installations and a current working plan
for the Organisational Units of your business;
You know how to create a transform file (MST) if you wish to install to a location other
than the default location, being … \Program Files\DocsCorp\pdfDocs compareDocs; and
.NET Framework 4.5 has been installed on all workstations (via AD or other means).
NOTE: The method of AD rollout described here is ‘computer assigned’. If you wish to roll-
out as ‘user assigned or published’ you will need separate instructions. There are
differences in the methods. Please request instructions from Support.
Steps to deploy
Prepare the compareDocs installation file:
Create an installer directory on a server that has read/write & modify access for
workstations onto which you wish to install compareDocs (e.g.
Download to your installer directory the latest
NOTE: No transform files are necessary for the information of compareDocs.
Create compareDocsAppSettings.xml for default application settings:
The compareDocsAppSettings.xml file will contain your license details, as well as any
application defaults you wish to be applied to each workstation via AD installation;
To create the compareDocsAppSettings.xml (before you perform AD
installations), you should log into one computer as a user with local administrator
rights, install compareDocs manually to that workstation from the network
Simply double-click on the MSI file and follow the installation wizard prompts to
install onto your local drive;
During this installation process, a file named
compareDocsAppSettings.xml is created in a folder named