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DeployingtheGoogleEarthClient TherearethreedifferentversionsoftheGoogleEarthclientthatarecommonlyusedinorganizations:

DeployingtheGoogleEarthClient

TherearethreedifferentversionsoftheGoogleEarthclientthatarecommonlyusedinorganizations:

1)GoogleEarthPro

2)GoogleEarthEnterpriseClient

3)GoogleEarthPlugin

ThisdocumentdescribestheoptionsfordeployingtheseGoogleEarthclientsinanenterprise

environment.Abriefdescriptionoftheclientcapabilitiesintheenterpriseisshowninthetablebelow.

DeployingtheGoogleEarthClient

Whichclientshouldyouuse?

Downloadingtheclient

SystemRequirements:

GuidelinesforanAutomatedDeploymentofGoogleEarthECandPro7.1andhigher

(Windows)

AdditionalCustomizationspossiblethroughtheregistry:

Whichclientshouldyouuse?

 

GoogleEarthPro

GoogleEarth

GoogleEarthPlugin

Enterprise

ConnecttoGooglePublic

Yes,requiresaPro

Yes,requiresaPro

Yes,requireseithera

Database

licensekey

licensekey

GoogleMapsAPIkeyora

GoogleMapsPremier

clientid

Connecttoyour

No

Yes,nokeyrequiredfor

Yes,nokeyrequired.

organization'sEnterprise

PrivateDatabases.

Server

IfconnectingtoGooglea

IfconnectingtoGooglea

or

licenseisrequired.

GoogleEarthProlicense

GooglePublicdatabase

isrequired.

UtilizetoyourownKML

Yes

Yes

Yes­needssome

files

Javascripttodothis

Inanutshell:

GoogleEarthPro­IfyouexpecttoonlyconnecttothepublicGoogledatabaseanduseyourownKML

locally.

GoogleEarthEnterpriseClient(EC)­SamefunctionsasPro,plusabilitytoaccesstoprivateGoogle

EarthEnterprise(GEE)databases.

GoogleEarthPlugin­SamefunctionalityasEC,viaaninternetbrowserinsteadoftheEarthClient

application.

Downloadingtheclient

DownloadthelatestGoogleEarthProclientfrom:

GoogleEarthEnterprisecustomerscanaccesstheEnterprisespecificclientsthroughtheEnterprise

SupportPortal:

SystemRequirements:

PleasevisitthefollowingpageforsystemrequirementsspecifictoMac,WindowsandLinux.

Note:

● GoogleEarthProandGoogleEarthECareonlysupportedonMacandWindows(notLinux)

● RunningGoogleEarthinCitrixandotherremote­desktoporvirtualenvironmentsisnot

supported.

GuidelinesforanAutomatedDeploymentofGoogleEarthECandPro7.1

andhigher(Windows)

Formanyofourcustomers,manuallyinstallingandlicensingGoogleEarthClientoneverytargeted

machineisnotefficientorfeasible.Forthisreason,we'vedesignedcertaincapabilitiesinthelatest

versionoftheclientthatwillallowittobeinstalledsilentlyusingtechnologiessuchasSMS.It'salso

possibletocreateamasterregistryfilethatcanbeimportedtoconsistentlycustomizetheclients

interfacepertheirspecificneedsandrequirements.Inadditiontosettingtheconfigurationoftheclient

it'salsopossibletolicensetheclientwithoutuserinteractionusingaGoldenKeylicense.

PleasenotethattheseinstructionsworkforbothGoogleEarthEnterpriseClientandGoogleEarthPro

versions7.1andgreater.

ThemajorityofdeploymentsaredoneinaWindowsenvironment.Thestepsbelowaregeneral

guidelinesandaregearedtowardusingSMS,howeverthetechniquesandrequirementsshouldapplyto

mosttechnologiespubliclyavailable.

Youshouldhavereceivedalicenseemailfromtheoperationsteamwiththelicensinginformation

included.ThisprocessconcernstheGoldenKeylicensesonly,pleasecontactGoogleEarthEnterprise

Supportiftheemailyoureceiveddoesn'tcontainthefollowinginformation:

ThankyouforchoosingasiteinstalllicenseforGoogleEarth.BelowisyourProlicensekey.Yourlicenseisgood

forupto[XX]+installations.(thisshouldbe100+seatsoractivations)

Weallocatedadditionalinstallationstoaccommodatefordeploymenttesting,hardwarefailures,etc.Pleasefindthe

SupportContactinformationbelowshouldyourequireassistance.

LicenseKey:

Yourlicensekey(s)isvaliduntil[XX­XX­XXXX]

ProvidedbelowarestepstoinstallandlicensetheGoogleEarthClientremotelytocomputers

inyournetwork:

Step1:

PleaseregisteryourGEProlicensekey.Yourlicensekeyonlyneedstoberegisteredoncesincethisis

asharedlogin(samelicensekeyandusername).

Theregistrationpagecanbefoundat: https://registration.keyhole.com/choice_kh_initial.html

Oncehere,pleaseselect'AssignaUsernametoyourLicenseKey'.

Fillintherequiredfieldsinordertocompletetheregistrationprocess.Werecommendassigninga

genericusername(i.e.earth@yourcompany.com)to

yourlicensekeysincethiswillbeasharedlogin.

Step2:

DistributetheGoogleEarthProorECinstallertothetargetmachine.

Step3:

UsethesilentinstallcommandtoinstallGoogleEarthwithoutintervention:

C:\<PathtoGoogleEarthInstaller>\GoogleEarthProWin.exe­gm2/s/v"/qn

Step4:

Usethefollowingcommandtolicensetheinstallation:

C:\ProgramFiles(x86)\Google\GoogleEarthPro\googleearth.exe

"­site_license=JCPXXXXXXXXX|user@xyz.com|password"

(notethepasswordfieldisnolongerusedandcancontainanyvalue,butmustbepresent)

Step5:

AskyouruserstoclicktheicontologinandstartexploringGoogleEarth.

**Youmightwanttomakeadditionalconfigurationchangesintheregistrybeforeyoucopythefolders.

AdditionalCustomizationspossiblethroughtheregistry:

HideUserInformation(LicenseKeyandUsername)

Directions:Pleasebackupyourregistryifyouneedto,beforemakinganychanges!

1. *EXITGoogleEarthProbeforemakinganychangestoyourregistry

2. *ClickonStart>Run>typeregedittoaccesstheregistryeditor

3. *BrowsetoHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\GoogleEarthPro

Note:for64­bitmachines,insteaduse

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\GoogleEarthPro

4. *RightclickonGoogleEarthProfolderandclickonNew>DWORDVALUE

5. *Renametheentryto"hideUserData"

6. *RightclickontheentryandclickonModify

7. *Setthevaluedatato1.

DisableDeactivateLicense­Hidesthe“Deactivate”OptionfromHelpMenu

1. *EXITGoogleEarthProbeforemakinganychangestoyourregistry

2. *ClickonStart>Run>typeregedittoaccesstheregistryeditor

3. *BrowsetoHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Google\GoogleEarthPro

Note:for64­bitmachines,insteaduse

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Google\GoogleEarthPro

4. *RightclickonGoogleEarthProfolderandclickonNew>DWORDVALUE

5. *Renametheentryto"DisableDeactivation"

6. *RightclickontheentryandclickonModify

7. *Setthevaluedatato1.

Anyvaluesetinthatkeyotherthan0willcausemenuoptiontobeunavailable.Ifkeyissetto0ornot

present,menuoptionmaybeavailable(dependingonuserstatus).

Toconfirmthechangesyoumade,re­launchGEProandclickonHelp>Aboutandyouwillseethat

boththeLicenseKeyandUIDarehiddennow!

DesignatingtheDefaultServer

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthPro\DefaultServerUrl (value=desiredurli.e.

http://kh.google.com:80)

Settheoptionto"AutoLogin"

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\ignorePassword=false

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\AData(thisgetscreatedafterentering

registrationinformationandmaybeneededifyouaccesskh.google.com)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\UData(thisgetscreatedafterentering

registrationinformationandmaybeneededifyouaccesskh.google.com)

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\Username

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\Passport

Setthe"Alwayslogintothisserver"optiononstartup

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\UseDefaultServer=true (String)

Additionally,whenregistering,thePassportkeyisalsoplacedinthefollowinglocation:

HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\Passport

TheUsernamekeycanalsobeplaced inandtheclientwillcopyitin HKEY_Local_Machine\Software\Google\GoogleEarthECtoHCKUtoregistertheindividualprofile.This willineffectallownon­adminuserstolaunchinlicensedmode.

SettheCachelevels

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\Cache\DiskCacheSize REG_DWORD

Value1500(settodecimalandenter)Canbeupto2000

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC\Cache\MemoryCacheSize REG_DWORD Value500 ­ThisvaluedependsonamountofinstalledRAM

*HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\GoogleEarthEC

anditsdependentsmustbewritablebytheuserprofileforthistowork.