I am looking to change the way my company runs our MicroStation files by putting everything on our server. I can get my system to look at the server, but don't know how to get everything else setup like workspaces, users and projects. I would like to set up three difference environments, one for my company standards and the other two for clients that have their own standards. If anyone out there knows how to do this, please send me all the information you can.
If your users happen to have a "home drive" on the network, that's a perfect place to locate their .ucf and .upf files. I like to have a "ustn" sub directory for that stuff, under which I have the "interfaces" and "prefs" directories. This way, each user can customize accudraw, function key menus, button menus and their screen layouts at will, without disturbing other users - of course, this might not work if you want to have stricter standards. Note that you do not want to share .upf files between users - that file is in the "prefs" directory for each user.
It's also easy to use variables such as 'username' and even the version of microstation to set your users preference files. On the system here I define each version to be MS70, MS85, MS89 and MS811 for J, 2004, XM and V8i. I then use the variable $(username)_$(version).ucf and so on for ucf, upf, function key menu, accudraw shortcuts the lot. Makes it very neat.
I do very similar config to Bear and Mark with some exceptions:
With this I have a backup copy on the server and everyone uses a local copy (like default MS install) to prevent network lag issues. I also create multiple user files for each user to choose as they open multiple instances of MS.
Roy:"We use Windows roaming profiles"
You will get trouble! as we got, with roaming profiles on netware 6!
..doc...settings/<username>\local settings\.... is not saved to the roaming profile in netware enviroment!
so preference to ..bentley/microstation/8.11/ are gone after a new login, (with dynamic temp user on the workstation , too).
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We have not used Netware in 15+ years. This solution worked for Linux server running Samba & our current server running SBS 2003.