ECMS - Perceptive Enterprise Deployment Suite (PEDS)

This document describes the Perceptive Enterprise Deployment Suite (PEDS).

Perceptive Enterprise Deployment Suite (PEDS)

The Perceptive Enterprise Deployment Suite (PEDS) automatically distributes and performs updates to the Perceptive Content client.

When PEDS is installed on a client workstation and configured to point to the PEDS server, upon proper execution of the Imaging client, the PEDS service on the workstation will check with the PEDS server to see if a new client is available.

If a new client is available it will begin to download and install the new version of ImageNow.

How can I tell if the PEDS client has been installed on a workstation?

You can check the PEDS Client Product Version Report at

Look for the workstation's IP address and/or machine name. Please note, some machine names are being hashed so your machine's local IP address may be more helpful.

To verify if the PEDClientService is running locally:

  1. Go to the Control Panel of the workstation
  2. Select System and Security > Administrative Tools > Services
  3. Verify the Perceptive Enterprise Deployment Client service has a Started status

Can I verify where the the PEDClientService is pointing?

No, you do not have a "view" option in the service to see you where the client is pointing. However, you can verify if the PEDClientService is running and if it is connecting to the PED server by following the instructions provided above.

You also have the option to update the URL for the deployment server by editing the registry key using:

  • For 32-bit installations: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Perceptive Software\PED Suite\Applications\PEDClientServiceWin32

  • For 64-bit installations: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Perceptive Software\PED Suite\Applications\PEDClientServiceWin32

How can I update the path of the Deployment Server?

  1. Right click the UpdateURL string and choose "Modify..."
  2. In the Value data box, type the updated path of the Deployment Server.
    • Our Deployment Server URL is:

How do I install the PEDS client?

  1. Double-click on PedClientSetup.exe file that was downloaded from:
  2. In the Welcome to the Installation Wizard for the Perceptive Enterprise Deployment Client page, click Next.
  3. In the License Agreement page, review the terms in the license agreement, scroll to the end of the agreement, click I accept the terms in the license agreement, then click Next.
  4. On the Preferences page, in the Deployment Server URL field, enter the URL path to the deployment server. This is the location of your PEDS Server.
  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Ready to Install the Program page, click Install.
  7. In the Installation Wizard Completed page, click Finish.

Missing shortcut

In order for PEDS to check for updates upon launching the application, the PEDS client installer must replace the shortcut to the application's executable with a shortcut to the PEDLauncher executable. In the event that this shortcut is missing, you can manually create a new shortcut.

Create a new shortcut

Begin by going to the configuration settings, which can be found in the PEDLauncher.exe section of the configuration file. The name of the configuration file is the name of the updater ending with .config (e.g., PEDLauncher.exe.config).

Continue by:

  1. Using Windows Explorer to locate the PEDLauncher.exe file.
  2. Right-click on the PEDLauncher.exe and select Create shortcut.
  3. Right-click on the newly created shortcut and select Properties.
  4. Edit the Target field by appending the appropriate -A and -L parameters to the end.
    • For example: the Target for launching Perceptive Content Client would look like the following example.
    • C:Files.exe " -A ImageNow6Win32 -L " C:Files.exe
    • Parameter Argument: -A: The ID for the target application. -L: The path to the target executable
  5. Rename and relocate the shortcut as desired.

Keywords:Imaging Imaging System WebNow ImageNow perceptive content ecm ecms enterprise content management imaging imagenow perceptive   Doc ID:60700
Owner:Guy S.Group:ECMS
Created:2016-02-11 15:03 CDTUpdated:2016-05-13 10:24 CDT
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