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    SIMS Discovery Silent install

    Is there any way of doing a silent install of the Discovery client to workstations

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    SOLUS3 can do it I believe, from the deployment server.

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    SOLUS isn't install on the server. I can't install it as it's the LEA who has the support contract for sims, and they just say install on each Curr pc, but with 4 schools with around 200 client that need it on thats thats a lot of time

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEfrostphone View Post
    SOLUS isn't install on the server. I can't install it as it's the LEA who has the support contract for sims, and they just say install on each Curr pc, but with 4 schools with around 200 client that need it on thats thats a lot of time
    Go back and think about this. Discover is designed for SMT and heads of departments, not ever member of staff. Use SOLUS3 otherwise, however are you going to upgrade it?

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    I agree but the schools have all been told by the lea that the staff will benefit from using it and hence it need to go on the machines which the teacher’s use. If you look at the spec you can tell it’s meant for just a few machines but troubles is I have to do what they want, hence looking at the easiest way of doing it

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    Yes its very easy actually. If you look in the manual on the CD it has the full switches but from memory it is
    SIMSDiscoverClientInstal.msi /quiet /DiscoverDatabase= /SIMSDatabase= /DiscoverServer= /DiscoverDatabase=

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEfrostphone View Post
    I agree but the schools have all been told by the lea that the staff will benefit from using it and hence it need to go on the machines which the teacherís use. If you look at the spec you can tell itís meant for just a few machines but troubles is I have to do what they want, hence looking at the easiest way of doing it
    So the LA saying to manually install it on 200 workstations?!? Wonder if they'll manage it for you too for a few ££ a year.

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    @MacGeek - Thanks, for the command line options, if we had a CD with the manual on it will be much easier. But since local authority just put the files on the server we don't get to see any of the useful stuff. If you have chance tomorrow, could you just check what the command line options are and post them on here please 

    @matt - To be honest the local authority isn't the brightest, I had to explain to the guy who came out that you could do a silent installation for sims.net as he expected me to go around each curr machine and run the installer, and was surprised that you were able to do that!!

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    @DEfrostphone - where do you get the Discover files from? Do you have access to SupportNet http://support.capitaes.co.uk/user/home.asp ? If not you should register. Lots of manuals there and software downloads.

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    Unless you need to use Group Policy / Deployment Server...We are rolling out now and to be honest you don't actually need to run the install at all just copy the "C:\Program Files\SIMS\Discover Client" folder (from a working workstation) straight to another machine. You then simply drop an icon (or a copy of the Discover Start Menu Folder) as well and you're done!
    Last edited by lollettuk; 22nd March 2012 at 05:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacGeek View Post
    If you look in the manual on the CD it has the full switches but from memory it is
    SIMSDiscoverClientInstal.msi /quiet /DiscoverDatabase= /SIMSDatabase= /DiscoverServer= /DiscoverDatabase=
    From the 'Discover Technical Guide' (not the 'Discover Typical Installation Guide'):

    The client installer has the following command line properties:
    INSTALLDIR - The installation directory (Defaults to %ProgramFiles%\SIMS\Discover Client)
    SQLSERVER - The SQL Server instance that hosts the Discover database.
    DATABASENAME - The name of the Discover database.
    SIMSQLSERVER - The SQL Server instance that hosts the SIMS database.
    SIMSDATABASENAME - The name of the SIMS database.

    e.g
    SIMSDiscoverClient.msi /quiet /log %TEMP%\client.log INSTALLDIR="C:\DiscoverClient" SQLSERVER="SRVR\SQLEXPRESS" DATABASENAME="Discover" SIMSSQLSERVER="SRVR\SQLEXPRESS" SIMSDATABASENAME="SIMS"

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    Im strugeling with the server install as command line. anyone got that working. Client works fine with script form @kearton

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    msiexec /i SIMSDiscoverServer.msi /quiet /log output.log INSTALLDIR="%ProgramFiles%\SIMS\Discover Services" SQLSERVER="%SIMSSQLSERVER%" DATABASENAME="Discover" SIMSSQLSERVER="%SIMSSQLSERVER%" SIMSDATABASENAME="%SIMSDATABASENAME%" TRUSTEDCONNECTION=0 SQLACCOUNT="sa" SQLPASSWORD="%SAPASS%" DATATRANSFERSCHEDULEDTASKTIME="13:15:00" USERSYNCSCHEDULEDTASKTIME="13:17:00" DATATRANSFERSERVICEACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM" GROUPSYNCSERVICEACCOUNT="NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM"

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    thanks @matt40k thats what i have but i keep getting a fail.
    Discover.SQLusermanager.console stops working.

    Any ideas?

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    Have you deployed the database?

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