SMART Install Manager (Installing Notebook 10 and Essentials)
In the past we have simply used the exe to install Notebook 9 and the first versions of 10, making use of a caching proxy server to cache the gallery updates. However when updating to 10.6, it isn't caching the gallery for some reason, making for very long install times.
So we're trying to use Install Manager to do the updates. However, for the life of me, I can't get it to install the Essentials for Educators or Lesson Activity Toolkit.
First I tried downloading the versions of Essentials and LAT that were ZIP files and extracted them to the server (though probably in an incorrect way) but had no luck with installing. Then I used the download function built into Install Manager to download Essentials and LAT to a new folder on the server. I have made sure this folder is readable (and have since granted full access to ensure it wasn't a permissions issue) and I still am unable to get this to work. I am getting an error stating unable to located the sources for this gallery for both Essentials and LAT, though I specified in Install Manager the location where it downloaded the files to.
My install method consists of a batch file calling the MSI files. As far as I can tell, everything installs correctly, except for the galleries.
(The /qb+ on the Notebook install is only temporary until we get it working so we can see the error message, then it will switch to either a silent /q or a /qb- so I can see the progress but not have to worry about clicking OK and can do multiple installs at once without babysitting.)
net use Q: \\ADMIN\DATA /PERSISTENT:NO > nul
echo Installing SMART Product Drivers
msiexec /i "Q:\utils\SMART\Install_Manager\SMART Product Drivers.msi" /q transforms="Q:\utils\SMART\Install_Manager\drivers.mst"
echo Installing SMART Notebook
msiexec /i "Q:\utils\SMART\Install_Manager\SMART Notebook.msi" /qb+ transforms="Q:\utils\SMART\Install_Manager\notebook.mst"
net use Q: /DELETE > nul
Installing via AD (which seems to work for others) is not an option, we're a Novell shop.