+ Post New Thread
Page 12 of 15 FirstFirst ... 289101112131415 LastLast
Results 166 to 180 of 221
Educational Software Thread, Pearson onscreen platform installation woes in Technical; But its not supported so if you have any issues. Pearson's support will flag up vmware/hyperv as the issue....
  1. #166
    free780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,087
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 88 Times in 83 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    But its not supported so if you have any issues. Pearson's support will flag up vmware/hyperv as the issue.

  2. #167

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    98
    Thank Post
    55
    Thanked 15 Times in 10 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    Have server running on a server 2008 hyper v machine, no problems (no more than a physical machine would have!)

  3. #168
    themightymrp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    Posts
    1,291
    Thank Post
    219
    Thanked 238 Times in 206 Posts
    Rep Power
    76
    Got it running in a Server 2008 Hyper-V here, it doesn't seem to mind

  4. #169

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,513
    Thank Post
    627
    Thanked 1,173 Times in 900 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    524
    It's fine here on a VM. Pearson are telling you porkies, there is ABSOLUTELY no reason why something wouldn't work on a VM if it has no interaction with anything outside of the software layer (such as network drivers)

  5. #170
    free780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,087
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 88 Times in 83 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    Its not the technical side I think its more Pearsons policy.

  6. #171

    synaesthesia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Northamptonshire
    Posts
    6,513
    Thank Post
    627
    Thanked 1,173 Times in 900 Posts
    Blog Entries
    15
    Rep Power
    524
    Well, Pearson are still stuck in the 90's so that's not much of a surprise!

  7. #172

    Theblacksheep's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    In a house.
    Posts
    1,964
    Thank Post
    139
    Thanked 291 Times in 211 Posts
    Rep Power
    193
    We run the Pearson server on vmware and they "supported" it (in the loosest possible sense).

    As a beta test center (the POP software was an abortion last year) their tech guy came down to install it last year on VMware.

  8. #173
    TheScarfedOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Plymouth, Devon
    Posts
    1,123
    Thank Post
    767
    Thanked 176 Times in 159 Posts
    Blog Entries
    78
    Rep Power
    86
    ours was all working fine, until we ran the blooming upgrade which they've said we need to run by end of may. grrrrrrrr

  9. #174
    free780's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    1,087
    Thank Post
    47
    Thanked 88 Times in 83 Posts
    Rep Power
    23
    Yep Pearson have changed their minds. Virtual servers are supported as well as Server 2012. Maybe they are reading this thread. Or someone sent a tweet their way.

  10. #175

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Southampton, England
    Posts
    215
    Thank Post
    40
    Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    Having the crypto error with my installation too. Logged in with standard staff user, doesnt work. Logged in as local admin and it works fine.

    Here is why the cryptographic errors occur with mandatory profiles
    RSACryptoServiceProvider fails when used with mandatory profiles - Decrypt my World - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Seems the best way is a roaming profile as suggested by other users on this thread. Will investigate further.

  11. #176

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Southampton, England
    Posts
    215
    Thank Post
    40
    Thanked 10 Times in 6 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    copied from a microsoftkb article
    DPAPI Environmental Considerations

    This section describes the environmental configurations that affect the behavior of DPAPI protection.
    DPAPI and Mandatory Profiles

    Mandatory profiles are read-only profiles. No updates that are made to the local copy of a mandatory profile are saved. For example, key generation is blocked in a mandatory profile. DPAPI stores the master key in the local copy of a profile and regularly creates new master keys and updates the encryption on the protected confidential information with the new master key.

    Because these two conditions are incompatible, programs that depend on DPAPI to help protect confidential information do not work correctly with mandatory profiles. Programs that help protect confidential information with DPAPI that do not work correctly with mandatory profiles include EFS (private keys), Certificates with Private Keys (private keys), and Stored Credentials in Windows XP and later (credentials). Configurations that use these data types or programs are not supported.

    How to troubleshoot the Data Protection API (DPAPI)

    - - - Updated - - -

    I know that my previous reply refers to windows xp but its still valid for win7

  12. #177
    truebluesteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    462
    Thank Post
    71
    Thanked 58 Times in 49 Posts
    Rep Power
    27
    I'm having issues getting the test player to connect to the admin server. I'm sure I had the same issue last year when I set it up but I'm buggered if I can remember what the issue was.

    Anyone got any suggestions?

    Thanks

  13. #178

    sippo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Swindon, Wiltshire
    Posts
    1,804
    Thank Post
    145
    Thanked 239 Times in 155 Posts
    Rep Power
    163
    Quote Originally Posted by jjohnsoncantell View Post
    Having the crypto error with my installation too. Logged in with standard staff user, doesnt work. Logged in as local admin and it works fine.

    Here is why the cryptographic errors occur with mandatory profiles
    RSACryptoServiceProvider fails when used with mandatory profiles - Decrypt my World - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    Seems the best way is a roaming profile as suggested by other users on this thread. Will investigate further.
    Did you get it working with mandatory profiles?
    Last edited by sippo; 30th April 2014 at 02:51 PM.

  14. #179

    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    56
    Thank Post
    7
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Rep Power
    14
    For the 'upgrade', I didn't upgrade, but just uninstalled the old version and deployed the new MSIs.
    Will do a test of a test soon...

  15. #180

    sippo's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Swindon, Wiltshire
    Posts
    1,804
    Thank Post
    145
    Thanked 239 Times in 155 Posts
    Rep Power
    163
    I contacted Pearson through their support portal and they are bl00dy useless. They gave me a contact link for edexcel but that doesn't work.

    Anyone have any support contact details that are reliable and work?!

    - - - Updated - - -

    I contacted Pearson through their support portal and they are bl00dy useless. They gave me a contact link for edexcel but that doesn't work.

    Anyone have any support contact details that are reliable and work?!



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Pearson Online Platform
    By mpatkts in forum Educational Software
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21st November 2013, 08:40 AM
  2. Sophos install woes
    By BenABF in forum Mac
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 23rd January 2012, 12:51 PM
  3. MS Office 2010 Installation Woes
    By Chuckster in forum Windows
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22nd November 2011, 04:20 PM
  4. [Fog] Fog installations woes :(
    By kevbaz in forum O/S Deployment
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: 25th June 2009, 11:26 AM
  5. XP install woes in an old Toshiba tablet notebook
    By Trapper in forum O/S Deployment
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10th October 2008, 11:22 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •