Deploy Settings Using Registry Files

 

You can deploy registry file to multiple machines to adjust the customized settings without having to do this manually on each separate computer.

ISL AlwaysOn settings are stored in the registry. Therefore, it's possible to make changes to ISL AlwaysOn settings by adjusting their stored values in the registry. Additionally, it's possible to set the settings inside of the ISL AlwaysOn settings window, then export the correct registry path and edit the created registry file which can then be used on other machines. This registry file can also be deployed to multiple machines at once using deployment tools to then adjust the required settings without having to do this manually on each separate computer.


Step 1

Open ISL AlwaysOn settings on the tray icon and click "Settings".


Step 2

Adjust the desired settings.

For this example, we will enable and adjust the following settings under Desktop Sharing:

  • Show notification of incoming connection
  • Notification timeout: 20
  • Allow local user to reject connection
  • Default: Reject


Step 3

Open "Registry Editor" and navigate to "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\WOW6432Node\ISL Online\ISL AlwaysOn".


Step 4

Right click on the ISL AlwaysOn folder and click "Export" then choose a location to store the exported registry file.


Step 5 (Imporant!)

Clean the created registry file!

The created registry file contains all the registry entries which are stored in the ISL AlwaysOn folder which was exported.It also contains information used by ISL AlwaysOn such as the uid and password.

Important: Remove the uid and password as well as all  other entries which will not be used from the created registry file before it is used on any other computer - if this process is not done, the deployed registry file could break the ISL AlwaysOn connection/installation.


Step 6

In our example, the four settings we have set are stored in the registry file as:

  • "notify_show"="true"
  • "notify_timeout"="20"
  • "notify_allow_reject"="true"
  • "notify_reject_default"="true"

Therefore, we need to keep these four lines, as well as the path and the initial registry definition line:

Note: If you are unsure whether you have cleaned and prepared the registry correctly, you are welcome to contact us and we will help you by double checking your created registry file.


Step 7

Now that the registry file is cleaned, it can be used on other computers to adjust the desired settings. Simply run the registry file on a computer where ISL AlwaysOn is installed and the settings will be written into the registry and adjusted in the ISL AlwaysOn settings.

Important: We strongly suggest testing the created registry on a computer which you have access to (via SSH, RDP, ...) and confirm that the created registry works as expected.

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