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SoftGrid: Changing drive Q: assignment

SoftGrid: Changing drive Q: assignment

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The recommended practice is to choose a virtual drive assignment and stick to it; commonly, this is drive Q: - so what happens if you want to change to something else, for example, V:

If all applications were equal and followed recommended practice, then simply changing the environment variable %SFT_MNT% on the client would enable you to change the virtual drive at will and no applications would need to be re-sequenced; however, not all applications are equal and this can cause some issues.

Some applications hard code the installation drive in the registry or configuration (INI) files - This means you have several options:-

  1. Re-sequence the application to the new virtual drive letter.
  2. Sequence the application to the C: drive (be aware of the performance impact of doing this)
  3. Manually edit the applications registry entries or configuration files

As with all applications, if you decide to have a different client virtual drive compared to the sequencer then testing will be paramount.

 

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