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Educational Software Thread, ESM Catglobal in Technical; Are you fecking stupid Promisser?!?!?! The Login accounts MUST also have full permissions to Administrator software folder within the C:/ ...
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    ESM Catglobal

    Are you fecking stupid Promisser?!?!?!

    The Login accounts MUST also have full permissions to Administrator
    software folder within the C:/ drive.
    No they damn well dont, not while im on watch they aint!


    Rant over

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    It's not quite as bad as it sounds - for some unknown reason, the exam client is called Administrator... It doesn't mean you have to give the user admin rights on the PC or full permissions on the C:\ drive just write permissions for the folder the software is installed in... Not great, but not as bad as it initially seems either.

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    Ahh, bad dad. One day i might get a computer which actually works so that i dont sit here fuming all day everyday! Todays work amounts to half installing this software and setting up a projector, due to the fact i spend >40mins of each hour watching BSODs and general crashes!

    What a silly name to give the software though!

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    It is indeed a stupid name, and the 'need' for full admin rights isn't necessary.

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    I've created my own installer for "eAdministrator" using NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/). It takes the path to the ESM server as an argument and can install silently. I've yet to test it thoroughly, but so far it seems to install it properly, setting the required permissions and registry settings. Not sure about the legal ramifications for distributing it though... If there's enough interest I could e-mail Pearson VUE for permission. Or perhaps post the NSIS script...

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    I did similar and they were pleased for us to distribute it (because they couldn't be arsed to make the msi themselves).

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    It's typical of cowboys like Pearson to insist "full admin" to the folder/pc/domain/whatever - afterall most problems are usually down to permissions, cuts down on their supprort costs.

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