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Installing FAB Network Controller Client

FAB Teletext Network Controller Client contains the following applications:

  • NC Configuration
  • Transmission List Editor
  • NC Explorer

These applications are included in the server part of the installation of FAB Network Controller because their version has to be equal to the version FAB Teletext Network Controller.

On client PCs a simple loader application is installed which checks if the local version of the software is different than the one installed on FAB Network Controller and in that case downloads and starts the newer version.

There are two ways how FAB Teletext Editor Corporate can be installed:

  • Installing the loader application locally
    The advantage is that a software update only has to be installed on the server and is automatically distributed to the clients.
  • Installing with group policy MSI installer
    The advantage is that Microsoft Windows software distribution can be used for automatic installation of the software on client PCs.

Installing the loader application locally

In this scenario the client software is installed locally on FAB Network Controller by installing FAB Network Controller (setupserver.exe). On client PCs a simple loader application is installed which checks if the local version of the software is different than the one installed on FAB Network Controller and in that case downloads and starts the newer version.

The server part of the installation:

Install FAB Network Controller version 3.15 or higher by starting setupserver.exe

The client part of the installation:

The Client part of the installation is only required once because it installs a loader/starter application only. Every time any NC Client Application is started on the client, it checks if there is a new version on the server, downloads it and starts the same version as installed on the server with FAB Network Controller.

1. Download FAB Teletext Network Controller and install setupclient.exe on the client PC.

2. During the installation you will be asked to provide the following data:

The network NC folder: This is the shared NC folder of FAB Network controller, i.e. \\ncserver.company.com\nc

NC Network name: This is the name or IP address of FAB Network Controller, i.e. ncserver.company.com

Installing with group policy MSI installer

The file GroupPolicyInstaller.zip contains the MSI file setupclient.msi.

This file installs the NC Client Loader applications.

The configuration of FAB Network Controller Client applications is stored in the following registry path where two entries have to be stored during the installation of the MSI file (this is not done by MSI files provided by FAB):

On 32 Bit Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\FAB\FAB Network Controller
ServerDir=\\ncserver.company.com\nc

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\FAB\FAB Network Controller Client
MasterAddress=ncserver.company.com

On 64 Bit Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\FAB\FAB Network Controller
ServerDir=\\ncserver.company.com\nc

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\FAB\FAB Network Controller Client
MasterAddress=ncserver.company.com

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