FDA installation template file

The FileHold Desktop Application (FDA) Configuration function in the FHInstrumentation Tools allows users to create a file which contains the URL connection to the FileHold server. This tool is useful for mass deploying the FDA.

How to create the FDA installation template file

  1. In the FHInstrumentation Tool, select FDA Configuration.
  2. Click Start.
  3. In the FDA Settings area, enter the URL for the FileHold server. For example, http://yourservername.domain.com/fh/filehold/
  4. If you are using Microsoft Active Directory, select the Use integrated Windows Authentication check box. If you are not using Microsoft How active Directory integration, leave the check box clear.
  5. In the Destination area, click Browse and select the folder location where the defoptions.dat file will be saved after it is created.
  6. In the Additional settings area, select the "Never ignore certificate name mismatch" check box in order to never ignore certificate name mismatch errors when creating FDA installation templates.
  7. Click Next.
  8. Click Create. The FDA Configuration Template process initiates.
  9. You will receive a "completed successfully" message. Click Finish.
  10. Locate the defoptions.dat file and rename the file to options.dat.
  11. Once the FileHold Desktop Application has been deployed silently, you can then silently deploy the copy of the options.dat file to the users' ..\AppData\Roaming\FileHold\FDA folder. For example, C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\FileHold\FDA.
  12. When the user starts the FDA, the FileHold Connection Options will have the FileHold server address filled out.