This document describes the 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 http://deploy.imaging.services.wisc.edu:8080/pedserver/Reports/ClientVersion/html/ImageNow6Win32.
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:
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?
How do I install the PEDS client?
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).