Download, install and start
There are two ways to deploy the CopyTrans programs on a PC:
In most cases, we recommend system administrators to deploy the programs via the standalone executables rather than via the CopyTrans Control Center. Note that neither method requires administrator rights on end-user PCs for installing or running the programs.
Standalone program executables
Each of the CopyTrans programs can be run directly without installation from a portable standalone executable. If using the standalone executable, no other files are required to run the applications.
Download the CopyTrans program executable(s) of your choice:
Distribute the executable(s) to the end-user PCs on your network
Optional: create a shortcut to the executable(s) on the end-user PC Desktop for easy access.
Pros and cons of deploying the CopyTrans program executables:
- no installation required (click-and-run)
- no installation = no need for an Internet connection
- system administrators have control over what programs and what versions end-users run
- manual update required
Program installation via the CopyTrans Control Center
The CopyTrans Control Center allows to start any CopyTrans program from a single window. It is designed in mind for easy end-user operated updates at the click of a button. The CopyTrans Control Center requires to be installed on the end-user PC.
Pros and cons of deploying the CopyTrans Control Center:
- installation is required
- installation requires an active Internet connection
- system administrators have no control over what programs and what versions end-users run
- no manual update required
Activate the program
System administrators can automate the activation process for any of the CopyTrans programs by creating a Windows registry file with the following contents and executing it on the end-user machine.
Where CopyTrans XXXXX is the name of the product, for example: CopyTrans Contacts” and “FFFF-…” is the activation code. The registry file may contain activation details for multiple CopyTrans programs.
NOTE: CopyTrans Contacts can also be activated via command line.
For manual activation, refer to these instructions.
Update to the latest version
To update the CopyTrans programs on end-user PCs you have two options:
If deploying the executable(s), download the latest version of the respective executable from the links above and re-distribute it to end-user PCs
If deploying the CopyTrans Control Center, instruct end users to follow these update instructions (no admin access required)