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Educational Software Thread, Google SketchUp 7 in Technical; Hi Due to advice from a previous thread we have Google SketchUp 6 running happily from a network share(installed on ...
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    Question Google SketchUp 7

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    Due to advice from a previous thread we have Google SketchUp 6 running happily from a network share(installed on to a client and copied up program files folder created up to network share). However when I try to do a similar set up for "SketchUp 7" and try and run the program from a client I get an error message: "This application has failed to start because the application configuration in incorrect....."

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    We're having the exact same problems... not used 6 but 7 is causing problems. Tried running from a network share, tried creating an msi but same error as you're getting

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    I fell foul of this as well (repackaging), then I saw on another forum that it already comes as an MSI. I think because 6 didn't, I expected 7 to be a legacy EXE installer as well. Just extract the exe out which produces the MSI ready to deploy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meastaugh1 View Post
    I fell foul of this as well (repackaging), then I saw on another forum that it already comes as an MSI. I think because 6 didn't, I expected 7 to be a legacy EXE installer as well. Just extract the exe out which produces the MSI ready to deploy.
    Wow! That's so simple! I've just tried it and deployed it out to one of suites. Can't believe we didn't think of this before. Thanks!

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    Have stumbled upon this solution...and now no errors are being displayed. However, the software does not start.

    If I login as an admin and run the software, then logoff...normal users can run the proggy. Anyone come across this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTSM View Post
    If I login as an admin and run the software, then logoff... normal users can run the proggy. Anyone come across this?
    IIRC, this is due to SketchUp adding files to a folder within the %ALLUSERSPROFILE% folder when it runs for the first time. Since restricted users wouldn't normally have write access to these folders, that's why logging on and running it as admin works. You should be able to find out exactly what it's doing by using Process Monitor and then create a transform to modify the .msi's behaviour.
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    Can this be changed using orca to have these files added when its being allocated out using group policy?

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    Hi Aaron. I had a go at creating a .mst which does what I mentioned above and have attached it to this post if you want to give it a try? I made it using InstEd, although you can use Orca to make changes if you need to. You shouldn't have any problems allocating it via Group Policy as long as you include the 'CommonAppDataFolder' in the same folder as the .msi and .mst.
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    Thank you very much Arthur

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    Just to add on to this - we had a right mare creating a CC3 package for SketchUp 7, but now have a package that works a treat.

    PM me if anybody would like this zipping up and sending - should work fine on CC3 (not sure about other networks) but obviously do your normal bout of testing first!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Just to add on to this - we had a right mare creating a CC3 package for SketchUp 7, but now have a package that works a treat.

    PM me if anybody would like this zipping up and sending - should work fine on CC3 (not sure about other networks) but obviously do your normal bout of testing first!
    Hiya, im in a school and we need to install sketchup 7 would it be possible to get a copy of the package for cc3 as we run that too.

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    I can confirm his package works a treat. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by meastaugh1 View Post
    I fell foul of this as well (repackaging), then I saw on another forum that it already comes as an MSI. I think because 6 didn't, I expected 7 to be a legacy EXE installer as well. Just extract the exe out which produces the MSI ready to deploy.
    Thanks for this - just rolled out 7.1 to my Tech rooms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    Just to add on to this - we had a right mare creating a CC3 package for SketchUp 7, but now have a package that works a treat.

    PM me if anybody would like this zipping up and sending - should work fine on CC3 (not sure about other networks) but obviously do your normal bout of testing first!
    I'd like to get a copy. Will PM you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekstrom View Post
    I'd like to get a copy. Will PM you.
    Reply sent

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