Softricity - How to sequence Adobe Photoshop Elements (Recipe)
Actually, the Sequencer I used (v.4.0.0 build 524) raises a error during the setup, due to some registry values it cannot create/write.
I'd like to thank the Softricity support team for their help to build this recipe.
Here is the error I got, when trying to sequence Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0. During the installation phase, that error message come. It was impossible to bypass: I even tried to create the registry keys manually and goes on with the setup, but... no way.
First of all, install the Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 on a clean workstation, without use of the Softgrid Sequencer. Once the application is ready, export the following registry key:
Save it in a reg file for a later use.
Note that the registry key match with the one in my error message. This number can change, that means you will probably run into a first sequence to get the error message and be sure you will export the right registry key.
You are now ready to build the sequence with the Package Configuration Wizard, where you need to fill in the fields respecting your standards and the Sequencing Best Practices.
Select a compression algorithm to minimize the size of the streamed application. Of course, the general rule is available: think that if you compress the application, you will generate more CPU load at the Softgrid client.
Click Stop Monitoring.
We observed an odd behavior that occurs when you import the registry key prior to installing Photoshop; for some odd reason, many of the files, including the program executables, are note created during the install. That's why you should follow the next steps.
When the install is completed, go to the install location of Photoshop and run the program executable to launch it. Choose "Start from Scratch". Accept the default settings for the new image Photoshop will create.
Launch only the main program. Not the other one, because we try to keep the Feature Block One as small as possible. In Photoshop, choose "Start from Scratch", create the image with the default values. Let the application starts, with all toolbars. Then close the application without saving the document.
You will then need to manually "Stop" and "Terminate" to kill the application fully, as it spawns a process which remains is the system tray.
This will add the "Terminate Children" tag into the OSD file, which you will want to disable during the streaming.