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    Macromedia Contribute

    I've been working on a new build for this summer and wanted to implement Mandatory profiles. Everything seams to work fine until I attempted to use Contribute 3.11. Each time you launch the program the splash screen appears for a short time and then nothing happens. When I looked in \Documents and Settings\teacher\Local Settings\Application Data\Macromedia\Contribute 3\Configuration\CrashLogsfor I noticed a Contribute Crash log (1).mdmp. But this doesn't really help. If a make them a non-mandatory user it works fine. I've checked the mandatory files and everything has the correct permissions.

    Can anyone help?

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    Re: Macromedia Contribute

    We get a problem with those 'Smart' Shortcuts! We had it with most of the Macromdia Suit. We re-created the shortcuts from the executable itself.

    Also we decided that the Contribute wasn't required by teachers or students, and they were only using to get round Ranger Remote Control internet blocks

    Robert

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    Re: Macromedia Contribute

    Quote Originally Posted by robert.mabbutt
    ... Also we decided that the Contribute wasn't required by teachers or students, and they were only using to get round Ranger Remote Control internet blocks

    Robert
    Remember that if you remove Contribute then that kills flashpaper PDF/SWF writer

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    Re: Macromedia Contribute

    The problem was down to Favourties. We've got a script that copies the user favourites from the local pc to the server on logoff and from the server to the local pc on login. This is because favourites are lost when mandatory profile users logoff. For some reason the script hadn't setup the favourites folder correctly. When contribute launches it looks for the favourities folder and if it can't find it just crashes out. Weird!

    Michael.

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    Re: Macromedia Contribute

    Quote Originally Posted by mseaney
    The problem was down to Favourties. We've got a script that copies the user favourites from the local pc to the server on logoff and from the server to the local pc on login. This is because favourites are lost when mandatory profile users logoff. For some reason the script hadn't setup the favourites folder correctly. When contribute launches it looks for the favourities folder and if it can't find it just crashes out. Weird!

    Michael.
    Instead of having your favourites being copied back and forth, why not just redirect them?

    Here is the script to move the old favourites to the re-directed UNC path.

    It's based on our usernames and folder structure being:

    Username: firstnamelastname## (## entry year, i.e. 07)
    Folder Structure: Pupils\#### (#### entry year, i.e. 2007)

    Script

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    call set last_two=%USERNAME:~-2%
    set first2="20"
    set school_year=20%last_two%
    
    set oldfavs=\\SERVERNAME\pupils\%school_year%\%username%\favorites
    set newfavs=\\SERVERNAME\Pupils\%username%\favorites
    
    if not exist %oldfavs% GOTO :END_FAVS
    
    mkdir %newfavs%
    
    xcopy %oldfavs% %newfavs% /y /s
    
    del %oldfavs%\*.*
    
    regedit /s \\SERVERNAME\NETLOGON\favs.reg
    
    :END_FAVS
    Registry key

    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Favourites
    Modify and Export the key, then deploy this by calling it favs.reg and save it in the location defined in the script.

    Hope that helps.

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisP
    Quote Originally Posted by robert.mabbutt
    ... Also we decided that the Contribute wasn't required by teachers or students, and they were only using to get round Ranger Remote Control internet blocks

    Robert
    Remember that if you remove Contribute then that kills flashpaper PDF/SWF writer
    Perhaps try using PDFCreator - I have recently moved to this because Contribute will no longer have FlashPaper, it'll be selling as a seperate product.

    Follow this thread for more details: http://www.edugeek.net/index.php?nam...=133435#133435

    Good luck!

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