WinZip Courier is distributed as an MSI file and can be installed by a number of methods. For example, you can:
- Grant access to the MSI file and your WinZipEC.ecmul file (registration file) for each user to manually install
- Create a "Software Installation" Group Policy
- Distribute WinZip Courier via SCCM (SMS)
- Install from a command line using common msiexec.exe switches
(e.g., msiexec /i wzcourierXX.msi /qn)
Multi-User Registration File: WinZipEC.ecmul
Customers who purchase a multi-user license will receive a unique WinZipEC.ecmul registration file which must be copied to a WinZip Courier subfolder in the Windows Common AppData folder. This folder contains application data for all users. For Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista, a typical path for the WinZipEC.ecmul file is C:\ProgramData\WinZipEC. For Windows XP a typical path is
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\WinZipEC. The presence of WinZipEC.ecmul in this folder will convert WinZip Courier to a licensed, registered version.
You will need to provide the WinZipEC.ecmul file to your users or cause it to be copied directly to the proper folder.
How do I customize the WinZip Courier Installation?
These instructions concern editing the Property table in the WinZip Courier MSI file. Any simple MSI editing application may be used, including Microsoft's Orca. The available properties, listed in the table below, are turned on with a value of 1 and are off with the default value of 0.
||Attached files will always be zipped
||Users will not be able to encrypt files being zipped
||Courier will not check for available updates
||ZipSend will not be available (version 4.0 or later)
When any of these properties are turned on, users will not be able to change the behavior set by the property. When these properties are left off, users will have the option to use the feature governed by each property.
Additionally, if WinZip is installed and Password Policies have been set, those same policies will govern password requirements in WinZip Courier. For instance, if PASSWORDLENGTH in WinZip has been set to 12, WinZip Courier users will need to enter a 12 character password when encrypting files.
If you have any questions about this information please email Technical Support.
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