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    Running Open Office from a network Share?

    I know Open Office can be run from a network share, but how successful/reliable is it?

    For example how wool it handle it if 100/150 users were to access it at once?


    Does anyone use it this way or do you deploy it or add it to an image?

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    Re: Running Open Office from a network Share?

    Because its coded using bloaty rubbish java- it will probably hit your network quite hard if 100+ users at a time.

    I would deploy it - it runs slow enough coming off a nice fast hard drive!

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    Re: Running Open Office from a network Share?

    I would deploy it - it runs slow enough coming off a nice fast hard drive!
    to speed change these settings and put in your mandatory profile, also start with -nofirststartwizard



    a quick compare of sizes gives~:
    OpenOffice.org portable (network share) 180 MB
    openOffice.org installed 270MB
    Office 2000 (clipart) 340MB
    Office 2003 269 MB

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    Re: Running Open Office from a network Share?

    Also disabling Java helps

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    Re: Running Open Office from a network Share?

    also start with -nofirststartwizard
    Where do i put this?

    Edit the shortcut paths?

    I would like to add this Open Office ideally on a image but because they all have mandatory profiles they always get the wizard at programme launch.


    Will the above stop this?

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    Re: Running Open Office from a network Share?

    Where do i put this?

    Edit the shortcut paths?
    yep.

    If you're using this method you'll also need to change the image so that the file extension opens with the -nofirststartwizard switch ( I did using the ftype command http://www.mkssoftware.com/docs/man1/ftype.1.asp )
    or use the openoffice portable.

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