Install Logos for multiple users

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These instructions apply to Logos on Windows.
Contributed by Matthew Lee


Install Logos for multiple users

With this method we can do a Logos install and update on one central computer and copy resources onto a USB key for distribution to other users. This method is useful when a single user is regularly connected to the internet, and other users have a similar package of resources.
Note: As each user is different, a one-time connection to the internet will be necessary to allow Logos to download licenses for authorized resources.

First Computer:

  1. Install Logos from your Logos Order history.
  2. Start Logos and login with your Customer ID and password.
  3. Logos will download and install your resources.
    • This can take a long time
  4. Logos’ homepage will show, and will index your library to make it searchable.
  5. When Logos has finished indexing, quit Logos.
  6. Copy the following files to a USB key for the new computer:
    • files from the folder of Installation files: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos\Install\Installers
    • files from the Resource folder: ...\Logos\data\randomId\ResourceMangager\Resources
      • username is a Windows user account
      • randomid is a random 8.3 folder name, e.g. 96w5gowz.x6i \

Second and other Computers:

  1. Run Logos_x64.msi from the folder of installation files.
  2. Connect with this user’s ID and password (you must connect to the internet to download unlocked resource licenses).
  3. You will see several notifications:
    • Choose the size of installation
    • Preparing to Download (it is important to let this finish!
      Logos is getting information about which resources the user has access to and doing other housekeeping).
  4. As soon as you see “Downloading Resources”, click the X in the corner, and Logos will close.
  5. Go offline (disconnect from the Internet)
  6. Copy resources from your key into ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Downloaded
    • This computer will have created a new randomId, but that is OK.
  7. Start Logos with Ctrl key pressed.
  8. Choose “Work Offline”.
  9. Logos will automatically move the resources into the Resource folder.
  10. If you click on Library, it will say “Updating Library Catalog”.
  11. Next, Logos will start Indexing...and this will take a while
    • Searches will not work properly until it is completed.
  12. The next time you go online, Logos will download any updated or unlocked resources that were not on the USB key,
    as well as any Documents (notes, highlights, etc.) specific to the user.

Distributing Resource Updates

You can copy resources from a central computer and carry them to other computers on a USB key.
Note: Only the resources that a specific user has unlocked/purchased will be installed/updated.

The First Computer:

  1. This computer must be connected to the internet and uptodate.
  2. Find the Resource folder and copy the resources to a USB key.

The Other Computer(s)

  1. Start Logos
  2. In the Command box, type scan D:\resources (replacing this path with the path to the resource folder on your USB key).
  3. You should see a “Preparing Library” notification near the Layout button.
  4. Then the resources will be indexed and available for use.

Default installation path is C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Logos
Path to resource folder is ...\Logos\Data\randomId\ResourceManager\Resources
—> username is a Windows user account
—> randomid is a random 8.3 folder name, e.g. 96w5gowz.x6i

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