PatchBeam



  • Is there a way to keep PatchBeam from installing when doing a silent install of Powerachiver?



  • Good Question! I typically uninstall Patchbeam everytime on my worksystem due to Proxy Restrictions it doesnt connect.

    I made the suggestion months ago about choosing at setup to include Patchbeam as part of the install and to remember it in registry.

    But maybe there is a way to do this by a registry.


  • conexware

    there is currently no way to prevent it to install, although if you can disable PA updates via registry (which is what this is probably about).



  • I thought that would be the case but I had to ask.


  • conexware

    if it is something really needed, we can add it in one of the future releases.



  • Patchbeam is a great tool, i have it on my home computers and it makes life so much easier.

    The only downside is that when behind work proxies that i have no control over I remove it as it serves no benefit. Having an option that leaves a registry key so future upgrades remember patchbeam isnt installed would be nice.

    Another minor thing is that if patchbeam is uninstalled, when the user uses PA’s “Check for New Version” it doesn’t do anything.

    Prior to patchbeam it would take the user to the Download page. It might be good to put in a prompt suggesting to the user that PB that does the following “X,Y, Z’s” is not installed click here to install it or click website to visit download page.

    Giving the user an option to install PB wouldn’t hurt but could be disabled by admin if required.

    If the company i worked for approved the tool and allowed it’s connection then i would leave it on as it makes upgrading so easy. 😞


  • conexware

    @Sir:

    Patchbeam is a great tool, i have it on my home computers and it makes life so much easier.

    The only downside is that when behind work proxies that i have no control over I remove it as it serves no benefit. Having an option that leaves a registry key so future upgrades remember patchbeam isnt installed would be nice.

    Another minor thing is that if patchbeam is uninstalled, when the user uses PA’s “Check for New Version” it doesn’t do anything.

    Prior to patchbeam it would take the user to the Download page. It might be good to put in a prompt suggesting to the user that PB that does the following “X,Y, Z’s” is not installed click here to install it or click website to visit download page.

    Giving the user an option to install PB wouldn’t hurt but could be disabled by admin if required.

    If the company i worked for approved the tool and allowed it’s connection then i would leave it on as it makes upgrading so easy. 😞

    Well we removed the other interface because there is no sense to have both of them, it makes PA slower and bigger.

    You dont want users updating PA on their own, what happens when they have to get new keys?



  • Not sure 🙂 im the only one with PA as im developer with admin rights and use my own License, Ive been pushing them for years to use PA but they wont buy new licenses until they have rolled out Windows 7 and Office 2010 in two years time.

    Everyone else has a rip off poor quality product owned by some other firm whos name i rather not say.

    Cough “Co” Cough “Rel”


 

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