PI is an automatic, hands free, Emageon PACS installer. Instead a directing users through all the steps to manually install PACS, let PI do all that for them.
PI performs the following functions:
- Verifies there is a compatible operating system.
- Chooses an appropriate amount of RAM for PACS.
- Figures out if it is installing locally or remotely.
- Installs the appropriate version of Java
- Checks for admin privileges
- Downloads Java from your FIC
- Runs the Java install in unattended mode and configures it to never update and to not reboot after the install.
- Optional: Copies a customized Java config file to all profiles (including default user) on the PC. This file:
- Sets the local Java cache to 1000megs
- Sets option to never prompt user to create a desktop shortcut
- Optional: Deletes any shortcuts with the phrase "Advanced Visualization" from:
- Any user's Desktop, Start Menu, and Start Menu\Programs on the PC
- The AllUser's Desktop, Start Menu, and Start Menu\Programs
- Note: It can also be configured to delete existing icons with any other naming convention, i.e., Ultravisual, or PACS, etc. (or not to delete icons, too!)
- Creates a new shortcut to run PACS on the AllUser's Desktop and Start Menu.
- This shortcut is a link to the local Javaws.exe file with a command line argument pointing it to the FIC’s URL (local or remote).
- Better than sharing the Java created shortcut which is a link to a particular user’s cached Java files.
How to do it
- Since this is a single, executable file, the install.exe has a site's specific setup details embedded in the compiled code.
- This install.exe can be distributed by either a shared network drive or put the file on your FIC and just send out a URL to your end users (contact me if you need more info on this).
- So how can you get it? I can build a customized version of PI if you send me:
- Final shortcut name (“EVMS – WHC” or “PACS – WHC”, etc.)
- Local URL to your FIC (see note)
- Remote URL to your FIC (see note)
- Internal only network address (e.g., 10.0.0.20 or 192.168.1.1)
Note: To get the URL for local and remote installs:
- Go to your PACS install web page
- Right click the “Run [EVMS] Advanced Visualization” link and choose copy shortcut.
- I use this install.exe method on every system I install PACS on, local and remote. It works great!