Deploying the Windows app via MSI

Posted on 2nd January 2018

The Windows drive mapping client provides access to any storage presented through Foldr directly from Windows Explorer using a single mapped drive.

Windows – System Requirements

Windows 7 – 10 (32bit or 64bit)
Visual C++ 2015 runtime – 14.0.24215 is required or higher

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Foldr for Windows – 32 bit

Foldr for Windows – 64 bit

The Visual C++ runtime pre-requisites are available here:

Visual C++ runtime for Windows 32 bit

Visual C++ runtime for Windows 64 bit


Deploying Foldr for Windows

The Windows drive mapping client can be deployed to multiple computers using common software deployment tools.  These include Group Policy, SCCM, scripts or open source deployment tools such as WPKG.

The administrator can optionally pass various options to the installer to configure the application as required.

 

MSI Install Options

– FOLDR_SERVER=<SERVER ADDRESS>

– REQUIRES_ANTIVIRUS=1|0

– DETECT_RENAME_THREAT=1|0

– DETECT_EXTENSIONS_THREAT=1|0

– FOLDR_DRIVE=<DRIVE LETTER>

– DRIVE_TYPE_REMOVABLE=1|0

– USER_CAN_CHANGE_DRIVE_TYPE=1|0

– USER_CAN_CHANGE_DRIVE_LETTER=1|0

– SHARES=<LIST OF ENABLED SHARES>

– UPDATES_ENABLED=1|0

– SIGN_OUT_ON_EXIT=1|0

– SSO_LOGIN_BY_DEFAULT=1|0

Details

FOLDR_SERVER=<SERVER ADDRESS>

Sets the default Foldr server address and will pre-populate the server address in the sign-in dialog.

REQUIRES_ANTIVIRUS=1|0

Determines whether Antivirus is required to be enabled and up to date on the client machine.   If set to =0 during installation, users will be able to change this option under Settings > Advanced tab; however it will still require AV to be enabled by default.

Note: This can be overridden by the Foldr appliance.

DETECT_RENAME_THREAT=1|0

Configures a value in the Windows Registry that determines whether we detect ransomware rename threats on the client machine.

Note: This can be overridden by the Foldr appliance.

DETECT_EXTENSIONS_THREAT=1|0

Configures a value in the Windows Registry that determines whether we detect ransomware extension threats on the client machine.

Note: This can be overridden by the Foldr appliance.

FOLDR_DRIVE=<DRIVE LETTER>

Configures the drive letter to be used when mounting the Foldr drive.

DRIVE_TYPE_REMOVABLE=1|0

Configures the drive type to be used when mounting the Foldr drive (1 configures a Removable Drive, 0 configures a Network Drive).

Removable Drive is the default drive type and is recommended in typical installations.  This mode provides improved support for Office files and saving back to the Foldr drive when the document is still open.

For compatibility reasons, the drive should be configured in Network mode in remote desktop sessions.

USER_CAN_CHANGE_DRIVE_TYPE=1|0

Configures whether the user can override the drive type used when mounting the Foldr drive.

USER_CAN_CHANGE_DRIVE_LETTER=1|0

Configures whether the user can change the drive letter assigned to the Foldr drive.  Note that this settings only takes affect if FOLDR_DRIVE=<DRIVE LETTER> has been set.

SHARES=<LIST OF ENABLED SHARES>

Determines which shares are available to the user through the Windows application.  If the option is not configured or an empty value is set, all shares will be available.

Otherwise, use a comma separated list of share IDs to specify which shares should be available, all others will be hidden from the drive. The share ID can be found in the Foldr Settings >> Shares area (shown in the browser address bar)

UPDATES_ENABLED=1|0

Determines whether the update mechanism is enabled.

If disabled, then no checking for updates will be made and the option to check for an update in the system tray context menu will be hidden.

SIGN_OUT_ON_EXIT=1|0

Determines whether the user is signed-out when they exit the app.  This would be useful in an environment where more than one user will need to sign into Foldr using the same Windows desktop session.

SSO_LOGIN_BY_DEFAULT=1|0

Determines if the ‘Use Single Sign-On’ checkbox is always checked.  The user may still uncheck the control and sign-on with a username and password if they wish.

If disabled, then when the login dialog is shown, the ‘Use Single Sign-On’ is only checked when the user has previously enabled SSO.

Example Installation Command

msiexec /i FoldrSetup.msi /quiet /log install.log FOLDR_SERVER=https://demo.foldr.io REQUIRES_ANTIVIRUS=1 DETECT_RENAME_THREAT=1 DETECT_EXTENSIONS_THREAT=1 FOLDR_DRIVE="R:" SHARES="1,3"

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