Deploy Content

This topic covers how to relocate Ideate Explorer content to a shared network location and how to deploy the new location to all end-users. When content is shared you can easily benefit from any customization done to that content. Additionally, this method can be used to provide greater focus by eliminating any discipline-specific content that may not apply to your work.

Content Overview

Ideate Explorer ships with three kinds of content that can be customized:

When this content is customized, it should be stored in a unique location, separate from the standard shipping content.

Set the Content Pathing

The file pathing information for the content noted above can be set from within Ideate Explorer by selecting the cog symbol from the upper-right hand section of the main dialog, as shown. These settings are saved in a text file stored called “Ideate Explorer.settings” which is stored by default at %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Ideate\Settings. After the values have been changed to point to the new shared network locations, the last step is to push this change out as a standard for all users.

Push Standards

The “Ideate Explorer.settings” file can be pushed via group policy to the local user %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Ideate\Settings location or, if preferred, can be pushed to C:\ProgramData\Ideate\Ideate Explorer. When the file is located within ProgramData it will be treated as a read-only location. 

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