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    MacromediaMX

    Just bought the educational site license to Macromedia Studio MX 2004. (Yay, we've spent some ELCs on proper software!)

    Has anyone succesfully deployed it over their network (without visiting every machine)? The usual places don;t seem to have come up with much, and I don;t have the best track record for creating my own MSIs (already tried it - didn't work - though will investigate further).

    Cheers for any help anyone can throw my way,

    Andy.

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    I imaged it and it works ok - apart from it requiring a serial number after the trial period has expired!

    I baratated macromedia and the eventually pointed me to a patch to fix this.

    Serialisation Hot Fix

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Thanks. I've been needing that.

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Sweet, that should save me some time. Thanks guys.

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    I imaged it and it works ok
    Do you mean as part of the machine's base image (OS etc.)?

    Andy.

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    At my last place I built an MSI but that didn't work. I then just stuck it in the base image for the OS - I remebered to enter the serial as part of the default user before taking the image.

    It worked.

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Yes - base image here.

    I also entered the serial in the default user profile - that worked for Studio MX but not for MX 2004.

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Here's the appdeploy article on Dreamweaver MX.

    http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=241

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Yes - base image here.

    I also entered the serial in the default user profile - that worked for Studio MX but not for MX 2004.
    Worked for me on MX 2004. I used local Default User profiles though, rather than a single one in the NETLOGON share. Maybe this made a difference?

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Quote Originally Posted by Ric_
    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Yes - base image here.

    I also entered the serial in the default user profile - that worked for Studio MX but not for MX 2004.
    Worked for me on MX 2004. I used local Default User profiles though, rather than a single one in the NETLOGON share. Maybe this made a difference?
    I think he means the local default profile.

    I'm not sure that he hasn't made a default domain profie yet (I know I havent yet), but thats for another thread

    Nath.

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Yes - I meant the local default profile???

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    Re: MacromediaMX

    Personally, I've never seen the problem of using cracks in cases like this. As long as you have procedures in place to limit the installed software to what you're allowed with paper licenses you aren't doing anything wrong (morally. Though it is probably counter to the license)

    In the rooms where we have StudioMX installed, we just run a batch file via group policy to copy cracked DLLs over at startup. Works perfectly (well, once you've found a crack that isn't a virus, of course)

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    Personally, I've never seen the problem of using cracks in cases like this.
    Big no no. Not only is it a violation of the softwares EULA (granted EULA's have dubious legal clout) but its a violation of the EUCD. Thats a criminal offence...

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