contink (13th June 2008)
contink (13th June 2008)
Yea, that typically works and most likely I am just being thick... but I have run the exe on 2 different computers, looked in the temp directory and still haven't found anything that resembles Smart's Notebook software. I see old installs of Flash and Adobe Reader, but no Smart.
SMART - SMART Notebook software,Windows operating system - trial version
Under the administrator toolkit link are links to Individual Download - SMART Notebook software 10 (driver only) & Individual Download - SMART Notebook software 10 (software only). Download both of these along with the administrator toolkit these are the only files the install manager will work with. Install the install manager from the administrator toolkit download and then open the install manager and click specify package to modify and point it to the individual driver download. This will then extract that file and give you the msi for the driver. It will also allow you to customise this msi and saving your modifications produces an xml file which you can open in the install manager and publishing this xml file produces an mst to use with your msi in Active Directory. You do the same with the notebook file you downloaded to create it's msi and mst files. I have only tested it without installing the gallery and disabling the update service and it works fine no problems.
Just to note... the latest version available is 10.0.130.0 (except the driver which is 10.0.124.0).
I'll be giving this a try on a couple of new machines just as a try it and see today but otherwise it's going to be version 9...
Also.. for anyone still wanting to use the latest 9.7 install...
Follow the link from this post:
Smartboard Gallery download...?????
... no idea how long that'll remain available for though.
Last edited by contink; 16th June 2008 at 08:59 AM. Reason: additional link
Just an FYI, the newest version on Smart's site works for installing the Essentials for Educator, but it still leaves out The Lesson Activity Toolkit.
Smart Tech thinks this might be added as a feature for deployment with SP1(End of July).
Has anyone else noticed the daft location for the tool bar as default!
The toolbar is my biggest complaint with Ver 10. Currently just being used by head of maths and head of ICT. One uses extended desktop, and toolbar location simply blooming useless. SMART response is "it cannot be put anywhere other than primary monitor". Oh Well.
I've installed Notebook on our summer image machine and the problem I'm getting is that whenever a new user to that machine tries to access IE, Notebook shoots up some installer runs through for a few seconds and then sticks an icon on the desktop.
The problem with this is that we don't necessarily want all users using it, particularly exam students.
Any ideas how to stop it doing that?
I am currently having to re-write my very carefully planned summer work schedule. This is mainly due to "Oh I thought you knew . . ." and "By the way we need for September . . ." type comments from a variety of sources across my school. Joined up thinking by anyone but me not being a strong point at any time of year but especially not now.
The installation engineer has given me a version 10 CD after fitting a new board in one of the classrooms. What's the state of play on this version, please? Is it worth my thinking of deploying it across the school or should I stick to version 9 that already in?
I generally do a full install on any machine that has even a remote chance of being connected to an actual board and Notebook only on other machines.
mpe (3rd June 2009)
i suspect they have employed the same people who changed internet explorer from 6 to 7, as smart notebook now looks unfamiliar to users of version 9.
it also doesnt work correctly with smart rear projection 2000i smartboards, version 9.1 was the best, just one cd required.
i give smart 3/10 as a company, really really poor could do much better
but you are talking to ...
leco (14th July 2008)
I've just returned back from the summer off and have learned that there is yet another version revision after .124, time for the nightmare to continue.
On another note, has anyone tried a similar configuration as I?
We hacked the registry to point every computer to a single gallery located on one of our servers, and then the personal gallery's are located in the staff folders for each teacher.
Unfortunately there seems to be a bug, where if a teacher started their gallery in version 9 and then we upgrade them to version 10, it doesn't recognize any of the resources in their folder anymore. The registry changes still function and if they begin adding new content, it puts it in the same place we specified (staff_user/smart_gallery), and if you import gallery content and point it at the folder we have specified, all of their old content magically pops up again.
How about not having it load at all? All our users ever really do with it is click the "open Notebook" button anyway...
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