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    Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    hello people,

    Has anyone created or know how to create a MSI instalation for Macromedia Studio 8, If it requires extra software the cheaper the better (as usual) also we do have symantec ghost 8 but we do not use the consol, network manager says "It's too unstable" well so is windows lol.

    We have a Vanilla windows environment with all XP workstations and all servers are 2003.

    Gaz

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Heres some information for you.

    http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=605

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Found that Dreamweaver and Flash install from a standard administrator install (setup /a switch) however Fireworks seems to be miss behaving. I have been told contribute can play up a bit as well.

    appdeploy is a Excellent site!

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    We had trouble with a bug in Studio MX 2004 that meant the site license wouldn't register with the clients. Bummer.

    Tried an admin install (MSI), Prism Deploy, and then went with prism to actually push out the application and a registry export to get the license in.

    Paul

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Didn't mean to send that then...

    anywazy, registry import didn't work. Had to memorise the whole code (easy) and then manually type it in. Macromedia/Adobe were useless.

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Macromedia studio 8 stores its activation files in the all users profile. This is a change from Studio MX I think. Ended up installing one pc, creating a MSI with WininstallLE and rolling that to all pc`s as well as the programs.

    This is documented on appdeploy.com

    HTH

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    I register mx with a reg import once DreamWeaver has been run they are all registered.

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    We had trouble with a bug in Studio MX 2004 that meant the site license wouldn't register with the clients. Bummer.

    Tried an admin install (MSI), Prism Deploy, and then went with prism to actually push out the application and a registry export to get the license in.

    Paul
    There is a patch for that. I will attach it on Monday as it's at work at the moment.

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    It looks like Adobe went back and tidied up some of Macomedia's documentation. The knowledgebase article here appears to be quite useful. I know more once I've tried it

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Well the above documentation is a load of pants. Everything appears to be installing upon PC restart but after logon it is obvious that nothing has been installed. Another restart and the software tries to install again. And on it goes...

    Idiots.

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Followed the instructions in the Wiki and all is working correctly. All except Fireworks that is. :@

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    The fireworks install is broken - dunno why they don't patch that.

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    I did notice that the msiexec fireworks.msi -a shrank the package from ~98MB to ~9MB which seemed a little weird. Needless to say I have tried both of the MSIs without success.

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    The v8 installer is broken in a couple of ways, install the suite and Flash Encoder is broken. Install just flash and it installs encoder even though you didn't want it. It has what I like to classify as "fake" msi files as they are all built with install shield so you have to tweak them so that they will run without the setup.exe, but you also have to distribute the msi for the correct version of installshield runtimes to the clients first. I hate all the Adobe installers, even the Mac ones do lots of horrible things they shouldn't.

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    Re: Macromedia Studio 8 GPO deployments

    Quick question,
    So does Studio 8 work with roaming profiles etc without to many issues?
    Our ICT dep are wanting to get it and we have refused after hearing and seeing articles on how bad it was with roaming profiles and network deploys in general.

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