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koenv 06-19-2013 06:17 AM

FYI, a network share is completely useless for us unless it also keeps a local copy of it as our engineers most of the times do not have access back to the corporate network.

A cloud based setup would already be a more workable solution even if we'd need to host it ourselves.

rtb 06-19-2013 07:37 AM

Hi koenv,

I have created a feature request in our SecureCRT enhancement database to add this capability. We will post to this thread if we have a solution to share a configuration folder via a cloud solution.

If you would like to be notified directly, please complete and submit the form at the following location:
Submit Feature Request
In the meantime, have you considered using a VPN? This seems like a solution that would be both hosted by you and would help accomplish your goal.

koenv 06-19-2013 09:48 AM

Just found http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html (bittorrent sync) somewhere on the forums here (http://forums.vandyke.com/showthread.php?t=11053) and that pretty much does exactly what we need so I think we're set for the moment.

rtb 06-19-2013 10:41 AM

Thanks for posting the solution you found koenv. I am glad it works for your organization.

koenv 06-21-2013 02:28 AM

One minor issue left with the bittorrent sync method: __FolderData__.ini

This files contains the folder view and as soon as someone in the group looks into another map this gets synced to all other users meaning we don't keep our own usual maps open in the Connect dialogue.

Can someone explain the precise use of this file in each and every directory and whether it would be safe to not sync these files?

rtb 06-21-2013 08:59 AM

Hi koenv,

You would have to run tests to see if not syncing the file creates issues.

The file is used to remember what the state of the folder is (expanded, what sessions are in the folder, etc.). It doesn't seem like keeping the file out of the sync would cause a problem.

What are the results of your testing?

ebarb 10-09-2013 10:55 AM

We've got about 25 engineers dealing with this now. We have 900+ devices and 50 locations, and a bunch of sub-folders. What we've done is first buy the appropriate number of licenses for all our users(just in case anyone from Vandyke reads this). Then install it onto a couple of terminal servers. We keep the session folder on the "all users/public" desktop and then we had the server guys setup DFSR to sync that folder between the two servers. The only issue is that everyone has to use the exact same session settings, colors, fonts, etc. The other problem we run into is that if someone new needs to set it up sometimes they'll point to the wrong target folder and new global config files and session folders are thrown into the listing. Easy enough to clean that up and delete.

However it would be awesome to see some sort of sync up of strictly hostname/session name, but make the finer details(saved pass, colors, etc.) stay specific to each user. That almost sounds like it would require splitting out the config.ini for each session into two files. One file could contain the pertinent information needed to connect and the other would have user specific customizations. I suppose some sort of script could potentially be setup to run each AM to read through a specific folder and then create or copy those that don't match over to another location. Or something that could read just a couple of variables and sync those up.

VanDyke this would be a huge plus to be able to offer this. It would really make your product scale out well for larger teams.

Eli

bgagnon 10-09-2013 04:00 PM

Hello all,

I already informed Eli of this information in an email, but for others that might read this thread ...

SecureCRT version 7.2, which just began the beta release cycle yesterday (October 8, 2013), does allow for the segregation (and merging back, if desired) of configuration info:

http://www.vandyke.com/download/beta.html

The current implementation does just categorize username/password and any configuration in Connection / Logon Actions category of SecureCRT's Session Options to be the data designated to be stored in the personal config if the option is enabled.

I have added this thread to a feature request in our product enhancement database for the ability to include colors and fonts in the personal config. Should a future release of SecureCRT include this feature, notification will be posted here.

If you prefer direct e-mail notification, contact support@vandyke.com and include "Feature Request - Forum Thread #10294" in the subject line.

rtb 08-21-2014 03:04 PM

Hi All,

The ability to export a SecureCRT configuration to and import it from an XML file has been added to SecureCRT 7.3. You can download the beta from the following location:
http://www.vandyke.com/download/securecrt/beta.html
The new options are located in the Tools menu.

We welcome any feedback about the new feature.


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