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    Sketchup 8

    Easy MSI deploy, went like a dream.
    However default save location is network!
    Is there a way to force it to use the users' home drive?

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    The default behaviour for the MSI is to load and save to 'My Documents'. Is it not doing this? Can you redirect My Docs to the students' areas?

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    That's exactly how our network is set up.

    Regardless, the MSI is trying to save to "\\XXX-SR-001\" and listing the contents (much of which can't be locked down and shouldn't need to be!)

    Just trying a registry hack for it now. Not amused.

    Edit: Reghack worked. No idea why it decided the network root would be suitable!
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    Hmmm, probably a stupid assumption on the part of the software.

    Java does a similar thing - to find the user's area, it assumes that it's on the same drive as the user's desktop(!!!!). So to find the user folder, it traverses "%userprofile%\desktop > up a level", which is wrong if you redirect user desktops.

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    Lovely Don't recall having this issue with Sketchup 7 either. Ah well, it's working now

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