Customer wants to install Solid Edge across their company to all users using a consistent install location. All users have a C: drive. However, some of these users do not have enough drive space on C: to install Solid Edge to and must use a secondary drive for installing Solid Edge to e.g. D:. However, if the customer does this then there is not a consistent install base throughout the enterprise, which in turn impacts common defined preference settings, common folder location settings, etc. How to install Solid Edge such that there is a consistent C: install location, even when having to physically install Solid Edge to a secondary drive e.g. D:.
Solution The above defined scenario can be overcome by using symbolic links. Symbolic links are a function of the underlying operating system.
On your systems with small, full C: drives and larger free D: drives...
1. In Windows Explorer create the folder "D:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST10"
2. Open a cmd prompt as an Administrator
3. Enter the following command [this is the magic]:
mklink /J "C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST10" "D:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST10"
4. Install Solid Edge to the "C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST10" folder
You have now created a symbolic link on the C: and all the settings, registry, etc. used by Solid Edge will be set for the C: and everything looks like it exists on the C: yet the physical files are actually stored on your D: drive
Hardware/Software Configuration Platform: INTL64
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