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Old 11-06-2006, 02:27 PM
cds2260 cds2260 is offline
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Question Standardizing Sessions thru a Template

We have several users and want to centrally manage connection sessions for systems that may have up to 8 serial connections per system. Would also desire to be able to set a standard default configuration on logical window size horizontally (disable re-size, etc.). This would be standardizing the Global settings.

The session INI files are completely configurable, but, is there a way to easily apply a template to a group of sessions? Maybe put another way, be able to provide a library of session files to users where there is only the minimal configuration differences in the sessions? (i.e. telnet hostname, port, session name, script to run, logical buffer and screen size)

I suppose I can get around this by creating a "golden" template and scripting/hacking the INI files (outside of CRT) to change only the desired parameters that vary from the base configuration.
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Old 11-06-2006, 05:11 PM
jjh jjh is offline
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Hello cds2260

New sessions that you create are based off of the "Default"
session, which you can configure from your Global Options.
If you open your Global Options to the Default Session
category, you can click on the "Edit Default Settings"
button. After you make changes to your Default session, you
will see a popup message asking you if you would like to
make the same change to all of your existing sessions. If
you choose to make the change to all of your existing
sessions, the change cannot be undone.

If you have groups of sessions that should all be changed in
the same way, you could use different Config folders for
each group of sessions. For example, lets say you have
created the following Config folders:


You can specify the Config folder you want to use when you
launch SecureCRT by using the /F flag. If you right click
your shortcut for SecureCRT and choose properties, you
should see that the Target looks something like this:

C:\Program Files\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.exe

You can specify that you want to use an alternate Config
folder by changing the target to look like on of these:

C:\Program Files\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.exe /F "C:\SampleConfigs\Config1"
C:\Program Files\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.exe /F "C:\SampleConfigs\Config2"
C:\Program Files\SecureCRT\SecureCRT.exe /F "C:\SampleConfigs\Config3"

Each one of your Config folders will have it's own Default
session associated with it, which might make your
configuration easier.

Does that sound like something that will work for you?

Thank you
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Old 11-07-2006, 03:59 PM
mekanik mekanik is offline
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I do not know your environment, but would using a shared drive or folder on a server where the session INI files are stored in a single repository do this for you? That way you can manage them in a centralized location for deletions, modifications, new sessions and all you have to do is to set the "Configuration folder" under "Global Options > General".

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