+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
MIS Systems Thread, Problem With Schoolcomms in Technical; Don't know if this has already been talked about, we have two networks within our school one curriculum one admin, ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Brighouse
    Posts
    72
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    10

    Problem With Schoolcomms

    Don't know if this has already been talked about, we have two networks within our school one curriculum one admin, on the admin network all schoolcomms packages have a dialog box saying new version needs to be installed, but when we go to install the new version it says there is an error and needs to be changed to the basic package, can anyone help on this really getting to me, with admin staff ringing up. Many regards James

  2. #2

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    351
    I had this and noticed that the installer was actually failing to install .net 4 which i then installed manually and re-ran the installation.

    Toby

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Brighouse
    Posts
    72
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    thank you i will try that now

  4. #4

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,724
    Thank Post
    1,287
    Thanked 797 Times in 693 Posts
    Rep Power
    239
    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I had this and noticed that the installer was actually failing to install .net 4 which i then installed manually and re-ran the installation.
    Me, too - but I could have sworn our standard Windows XP image was up-to-date with every version of the .net framework that I could find. Is the SchoolComms installer looking for a very specific version (4.0, not 4.1, etc) or something?

    While we're at it, does anyone have silent-install commandline switches for the .net installer?

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Brighouse
    Posts
    72
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 6 Times in 4 Posts
    Rep Power
    10
    The netframework repair worked on our test admin pc, we are using purgos to do a silent install across the admin network. Thanks again glennda version 7.2f now works fine.

  6. #6

    glennda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Sussex
    Posts
    7,821
    Thank Post
    272
    Thanked 1,140 Times in 1,036 Posts
    Rep Power
    351
    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Me, too - but I could have sworn our standard Windows XP image was up-to-date with every version of the .net framework that I could find. Is the SchoolComms installer looking for a very specific version (4.0, not 4.1, etc) or something?

    While we're at it, does anyone have silent-install commandline switches for the .net installer?
    i've only got schoolcomms on 2 machines so i just ran i manually - not sure but i installed it and i worked

    i did notice though that the instructions say that you should uninstall the old version from add remove programs - although its not listed!

  7. #7

    Sylv3r's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Co. Durham
    Posts
    3,254
    Thank Post
    377
    Thanked 386 Times in 342 Posts
    Rep Power
    149
    I got the same issue yesterday and also a problem when trying to uninstall via Add / Remove programs - kept looking for the .msi in the temporay files location. I basically went through the registry and did a bit of pruning to get rid of it before I could get it reinstalled. I think it was a .Net framework issue and after manually reinstalling that it worked fine as someone else mentioned above.

  8. #8

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,724
    Thank Post
    1,287
    Thanked 797 Times in 693 Posts
    Rep Power
    239
    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    While we're at it, does anyone have silent-install commandline switches for the .net installer?
    Hmm - when I do this from a command prompt:

    \\ks-nas1\Software\dotNet\4.0\dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.e xe /passive /norestart
    msiexec /i \\ks-nas1\Software\SchoolComms\7.2\Schoolcomms72H.msi /qb-

    ...everything works fine - .Net 4.0 installs, followed by SchoolComms. However, when run from our auto-install script that runs on workstation imaging, SchoolComms doesn't seem to get installed for some reason. The /passive switch above tells the .Net installer to do a quiet-ish install where it shows a progress bar and so on as it's installing and, importantly, doesn't return focus to the command prompt until finished, i.e. Schoolcomms should pretty much definatly be running after .Net is installed. Is there something else I need to install first before SchoolCommas will work?

  9. #9

    vikpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Saudi Arabia
    Posts
    5,887
    Thank Post
    749
    Thanked 1,466 Times in 1,218 Posts
    Rep Power
    364
    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    ...Is there something else I need to install first before SchoolCommas will work?
    SchoolGrammar .Net ? - Sorry couldn't resist

    I know the command prompt way says /norestart but i reckon a reboot might be needed in between, perhaps due to other things happening first during imaging coupled with whatever runs above the script.

    The instructions mention another reboot, but that's if the schoolcomms installer installs .net for you:
    • Close SIMS if it is open
    • Go to Add/Remove programs and uninstall Schoolcomms
    • Browse to www.schoolcomms.com/download and download
    • If you do not already have the .NET 4 framework installed it will do this for you and may require a reboot of your PC
    • If your PC required a reboot, run the installer for Schoolcomms again to complete the process. (Either browse to where you saved it, or download again and run)
    • Open Schoolcomms from the desktop icon and then choose Login for account holders. Enter your login details as usual.
    Last edited by vikpaw; 13th April 2011 at 04:02 PM. Reason: add quote

  10. Thanks to vikpaw from:

    dhicks (13th April 2011)

  11. #10

    dhicks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Knightsbridge
    Posts
    5,724
    Thank Post
    1,287
    Thanked 797 Times in 693 Posts
    Rep Power
    239
    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    SchoolGrammar .Net ?
    :-)

    I know the command prompt way says /norestart but i reckon a reboot might be needed in between
    Drat. Good point, that could be it, I'll check when I next re-image a machine. Seems a bit of a plavar to go through, adding yet another reboot stage to the install script (it already reboots twice) - especially as I could have sworn I had that machine image up-to-date with the latest version of the .Net framework.



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Schoolcomms or Truancy/Call Parents?
    By grahamd22 in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 3rd October 2012, 11:36 AM
  2. SchoolComms
    By imiddleton25 in forum MIS Systems
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 19th June 2010, 02:21 PM
  3. [News] Problematic Problem, Problem supply, and a Text-Destroying Problem
    By mattx in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 28th February 2010, 12:16 PM
  4. Exchange 2003 problem/profile problem?
    By Japtastic in forum Windows Server 2000/2003
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 30th September 2009, 06:41 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •