What is the best workflow to configure 5+ WMC PCs w/ EPG123?

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Re: What is the best workflow to configure 5+ WMC PCs w/ EPG

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Post by garyan2 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:56 am

Thanks for researching all this d00zah. Symbolic links was my first instinct but I'm reluctant to recommend it basically because if done right, it's fantastic ... done wrong, and things can get bad quickly. But with this path here is what I think would look best.

(Full Install) Install on Win7 to c:\epg123 folder per the installation guide like normal.

(Client Install) Install on Win8.1 to c:\epg123_w8.1 folder and perform Steps 1 and 2.
Create symlinks to epg123.cfg, epg123.exe, epg123.mxf, guideImages.xml, license.rtf, and Newtonsoft.json.dll
Create symlinks to the \epg123\cache\ and \epg123\logos\ folders as well.
Open EPG123.exe to complete the installation.
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Post by garyan2 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:59 am

I should also note that the epg123Task.xml is only used during the creation of the scheduled task. There was something in the task that I could not handle in code so had to create the xml file to import it into the Task Scheduler. It has no purpose after it is imported other than being available to the user to tweak and/or archive if they so desire.
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Post by d00zah » Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:44 pm

Yeah, l figured out the epg123Task.xml thing as I played with a .bat... but have some nifty line edit code saved for another day. Too bad my only dual boot these days is Win7/'Nix... still, fun to think about. I'll save this away with my 'WMC for Win10' archive, which I hope to never need.

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