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I'm new to this site so I don't know if this is the right room.
The problem that we are having with this software is that certain PC's are not showing up the images that go with the questions (which has meant we had to pull out three students from the exam). When i phoned their support line up they said it was flash not installed but this problem was still there after i installed flash (meaning i had to pull another student out).
I am going to phone them again later but i was seeing if anyone else had this problem and what they did to fix it.
Have you installed the correct version of Flash, we have version 188.8.131.52 and the tests are running fine here
I had a problem with the images not being displayed during the practice tests. I was playing around to find the problem points with the software and discovered that if I changed languages during the test (IIRC, from UK English to American English) then it would not display the images. Changing back again cured it.
Obviously this may be completely unrelated to your problem - I just mention it because it rang a bell.
We found that we had to log the kids on with our 'testteacher' account.
This solved the problems (if you look at the tech info for the software it actually states that users NEED admin rights). Not really a big issue as we hide all the shares etc and they are under constant supervision. Plus, once in the software it doesn't allow you to do anything else until you exit it.
Thanks for all the replys.
After phoning them again i found out that i hadn't given the students the correct rights on the promissor folder on those PC's (i had missed them out, which i guess 2 out of 60 isn't to bad).
Don't actually need full admin rights on the clients. I've installed this software on 5 of our sites now, and all you need to do is set up the server like this (taken from my own instructions tailored for my college):
1. Designate a PC as the SERVER – it’s a good idea to use one which students won’t be using and close (in terms of the network) to the testing machines
2. Log-on as administrator
3. Create a folder on the SERVER – “C:\ESM_Test_Centre” and share it – allow everyone access to read and write files.
3a.Right-click the folder and click on “Sharing & Security”
3b.On the “Sharing” tab click on “Permissions” and set Everyone to have Full Control
4. On the “Security” tab, add Everyone as a group, and give it Full Control
5. Run the ESM installation package you downloaded previously – allow it to install into the default location “C:\Program Files\Promissor” and set the data installation location to “C:\ESM_Test_Centre”. Leave anything else as default.
6. Make a note of the SERVER’s machine name (helps with installation on client PC’s later)
7. Remove “ESMServer” shortcut from the Startup folder in the Start Menu (Start->All Programs->Startup)
8. Run ESMServer and edit the PROXY settings.
9. Close ESMServer and run “regedit”
10.Look for “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Promissor” and give users of the machine full control over the registry key
This should let all clients work with users own accounts.
I have to admit we're experiencing very similar problems, which are as of yet unresolved. When we load the tests we don't see graphics/text on a random number of computers - the number of computers and which computers this affects changes each time we run the test.
We've been in touch with Edexcel and the ball has now been put into Pearson Vue and the Developers court to resolve this problem. Just in the throws of packaging up one of the affected computers to send off to them so they can investigate as they are apparently unable to replicate the issue.
I know of one other school which is definitely affected by this problem..... you are not alone!!
It is definitely permissions on the program folder on the workstations. Use either xcalcs to set read write permissions on the promissor folder or use AD file system.
Not definitely! Our permissions are set correctly, and have had the settings checked on countless occasions by Edexcel/Pearson Vue, yet we still have the problem!
They seem to be suggesting to us now that it may be due to a software conflict/java script error?
Ok try logging on as local admin or domain admin and run a demo test, if it works on one of those accounts it is DEFINATLEY permissions.
Lucky you, they just refused point blank to support use've been in touch with Edexcel and the ball has now been put into Pearson Vue and the Developers court to resolve this problem. Just in the throws of packaging up one of the affected computers to send off to them so they can investigate as they are apparently unable to replicate the issue.
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