We have successfully done what you describe:
1) Install Tornado on a server machine. Install the portmapper and Wind
Registry as services.
2) Map the Tornado base directory (C:\Tornado) as a network drive on a
client machine. As an example, assume you map it as drive T:.
3) Add the system environment variables WIND_BASE (the path to the Tornado
base directory as seen from the client machine) and WIND_REGISTRY (the name
for the server as found in the hosts file or IP address of the server) to
the client environment (Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> System ->
Environment). You will probably want to add T:\host\x86-win32\bin to your
path, as well.
4) Add a shortcut to T:\host\x86-win32\portmap.exe to your Windows startup
5) Add a shortcut to T:\host\x86-wind32\tornado.exe to your desktop or
wherever you want it.
The only shortcoming of this system is if you plan to have multiple
developers making simultaneous changes to the kernel. We have had success
in creating separate BSP directories (e.g., mv2700.george, mv2700.ralph,
As far as the target server information is concerned, it is stored in the
Windows Registry. You can use regedit and search for "tgtsvr". You can
export registry entries from one machine and import them on another. I'm
not going to advise you on mucking with the Windows Registry: I'd recommend
you get a good reference on it and feel confident about what you are doing
before changing it.
The Boeing Company
Subject: Tornado for Windows multi-user?
Date: Sat, 23 Jan 1999 12:32:46 -0500
Organization: Nortel (Northern Telecom)
We'd like to be able to install Tornado for Windows once,
say on a server, and then be able to run those executables
in the lab or at your desk. Has anyone setup a configuration
(According to TSR# 30417, Tornado for Windows must be installed
by each user; this is dated Apr 16, 1996.)
Also, is it possible to copy target server configurations from
one installation to another on Windows? And does anyone know
where the information for target servers configured via the
GU is stored? I haven't been able to find it on my PC.
Sigh ... things are so much simpler with the Unix installation.
Tim Sohacki, Nortel Networks