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    I've got the joy of installing this next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spend_day View Post
    I've got the joy of installing this next week.
    Wait another week. There is an update being sent out end of next week. Don't want you doing it twice!

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    We ran our first exam, mostly went ok, apart from the calculators not showing up on some of the machines, which doesn't really make sense... Just trying to do the update now.

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    Just rolled out the update. Great fun....

    Needed a new C++ update and then the client updating as well.

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    Does the update warn about C++ being needed the first time the software is ran even if it's already installed? Mine seem to be doing that. Don't want any issues come test day!

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    Well, we've just done a test exam (only 1 user mind) and all went well, we were shocked!

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    Yep me to

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    I have just installed this lot AGAIN - another update means a complete re install on our RM Network (built a package for the TestPlayer as need to install to 22 computers at least). All seemed to go ok but I had to ignore the Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 install as RM says that if we install this then lots of our other software will not work - 2008 installed as default at moment by RM. After numerous emails and phone calls Pearson just don't have a clue about the real world out here. The last PE BTEC exam went ok with 2008 but am waiting to see if the ICT one works - who knows, no point in contacting Pearson.
    Pearson say that this software is still under development - why put it out when not fully tested? However, they also say they are currently working on building a web or cloud based version of the testing sofware. Lets hope soon.
    Last edited by mpatkts; 1st April 2014 at 10:25 AM.

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    I have been putting this off until next week but I'm a bit concerned about requiring a new version of Visual C++. The only saving grace is that we only have it on a few PC's so a manual install wont take very long.

    Online testing was supposed to be the way forward but having experienced several different flavours of it now, I'm firmly in favour of pen and paper!

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    Yea but then again it makes you wonder because if Pearson are using the latest coding for there products why are RM so behind on making patches

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    Seemed to just work for us, but only did a test exam. The real test will be the real exams, no doubt!

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    Seemed to go Alrite for me too

    Although xenapp will not play the built in exam videos xen desktop does

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    The fun continues. We need to get this set up but it doesn't support hyper-v so you have to install the server part on a physical box. Quite a joke seeing as its exams software which is mission critical. Why not support visualization? If a host has a bad HD you can just move the vm. If the HD dies on a physical server your screwed for a lot longer. Does anybody have the server installed virtually or know if other hypervisors are supported?

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    I have it installed on a virtual Windows 2012 box using VSphere. Doesn't seem to have any problems with this setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickDay85 View Post
    I have it installed on a virtual Windows 2012 box using VSphere. Doesn't seem to have any problems with this setup.
    Same here, apart from it was 2012 R2.



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