Educational Software Thread, Scratch 1.4 MSI CC4 in Technical; I've just packaged Scratch 1.4 but I see that it allows access to all the drives which we would otherwise ...
30th September 2009, 01:34 PM #1
Scratch 1.4 MSI CC4
I've just packaged Scratch 1.4 but I see that it allows access to all the drives which we would otherwise hide. There is a network configurable option, VisibleDrives:N:/, which can be added to the Scratch.ini but how would I then get this out to all machines?
Thanks in advance!
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30th September 2009, 01:39 PM #2
Could you create a package to roll out the new .ini?
30th September 2009, 01:49 PM #3
Possibly? Never done that though.
30th September 2009, 01:52 PM #4
Not on CC4 myself but I would assume that you could simply edit the Scratch.ini in the package on the server's and then de allocate and re allocate the package so that alll workstations get the new .ini?
30th September 2009, 01:58 PM #5
Yeah could do that I think. I don't know what long it takes to deploy Scratch so replacing the .ini files could be quicker.
Originally Posted by Butuz
Ok first up find the folder structure to where the .ini file is.
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
On a clean machine take an initial scan
Recreate the folder structure with the .ini in it
Take second scan to create a package
Allocate and all the station ini files are replaced
30th September 2009, 02:17 PM #6
Have just downloaded this and used a universal extracter on the exe file which has created a dir which can then be put on P:Public (RM CC3), then the ini file can be altered (see attached document) create a path rule and application rule in the mmc this works a treat. has Taken best part of 5 mins.
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reggiep (30th September 2009)
30th September 2009, 02:53 PM #7
Could you explain more what the universal extractor is?
Originally Posted by bossman
I fancy putting scratch on a public drive but not sure how to extract!
Last edited by reggiep; 30th September 2009 at 02:57 PM.
30th September 2009, 02:55 PM #8
Not long at all.
I don't know what long it takes to deploy Scratch
Let me see if I can edit the INI on the server and see if it'll deploy that, if not, the P:/ sound a good solution.
30th September 2009, 04:49 PM #9
Okay, editing the .ini on the build machine then packaging it again doesn't work. I can only assume that the RM Blueprint I am using has the default .ini already loaded in somewhere.
So the option is to either run it from a share or package it without the Blueprint being used.
It's a simple program, it seems, so that shouldn't be too difficult to do using the WinInstall program.
1st October 2009, 12:43 PM #10
If it can be run from the P Drive that would be easiest I recon mate.
1st October 2009, 01:05 PM #11
It's a tool for extracting files from EXEs and MSIs you can download the latest version 1.6 from here. Be made aware it will only work for those that have been compiled properly.
Universal Extractor | LegRoom.net
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reggiep (2nd October 2009)
1st October 2009, 01:13 PM #12
If it's of any use, we just wrapped the EXE up in a container that runs it silently and copies over an updated .INI file at install time.
- Download our CC3 package (without the Scratch exe) and drop it into your Packages folder.
- Drop in your Scratch installer executable.
- Edit INI file as appropriate for your network
- Edit install.cmd and: a) change the UNC path to your packages folder, b) make sure the scratch exe name is correct.
- Update package list via RMMC.
Last edited by webman; 1st October 2009 at 01:33 PM.
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Edu-IT (3rd October 2009)
1st October 2009, 01:28 PM #13
We have Scratch 1.4 running from a UNC path I didn't install anything on the clients, the staff and a few students seem to be using it without issue.
Our config file looks like this:
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bossman (1st October 2009), Edu-IT (3rd October 2009)
1st October 2009, 01:50 PM #14
That's what I had mentioned in my previous post P:Public is the UNC path on RMCC3.
1st October 2009, 02:07 PM #15
We'll call it a confirmation that it works then
That's what I had mentioned in my previous post P:Public is the UNC path on RMCC3
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