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Network and Classroom Management Thread, ITALC Deployment in Technical; Downloaded ITALC and tested it on local machines I'm now ready to deploy it to the network. I've installed it ...
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    ITALC Deployment

    Downloaded ITALC and tested it on local machines I'm now ready to deploy it to the network.

    I've installed it from a network share (with the key in), imported the key from the network shared and then saved the installsettings.xml to the network shared to.

    I then created install.bat which is
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    IF EXIST C:\Program Files\iTALC\italc.exe
    \\server\install\ITALC\setup \\server\install\ITALC\installsettings.xml
    Then made a GPO refering to this as a startup script, applied it to the machines OU and then did "gpupdate /force" on the server.

    After a day it hasn't installed on any of the machines... Any idea as to what went wrong

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    lol never mind jsut saw my mistake EPIC FAILZ!

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    Okay I've changed the batch file to this now...

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    IF NOT EXIST C:\Program Files\iTALC\italc.exe
    \\arthur\install\ITALC\setup.exe \\arthur\install\ITALC\installsettings.xml
    Yet it still doesn't deploy properly... Oh and it works when I double click the batch file.
    Last edited by mossj; 11th September 2009 at 03:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mossj View Post
    Yet it still doesn't deploy properly... Oh and it works when I double click the batch file.
    What user does the batch file run as when it runs as a startup script, and what privalages does that user have? From the batch file, echo the current username to a file somewhere on the local harddrive with all-can-write permissions to find out.

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    Sorry to dig up an old thread, do you remember how to get the installsettings.xml?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CallumCatterall View Post
    Sorry to dig up an old thread, do you remember how to get the installsettings.xml?
    I can't remember, and don't have an Italc deployment to hand, but I think the XML file was generated when you started the Italc installer with a command-line switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I can't remember, and don't have an Italc deployment to hand, but I think the XML file was generated when you started the Italc installer with a command-line switch.
    Ive managed to sort it now, created an MSI for iTALC and deployed it through Group Policy then created a registry file for the settings and deployed that. Works great!

    Thanks.

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    Hi,

    could you give more details about how you created the msi and what was in the registry file
    and how you deployed it ?
    I struggled for a few hours trying to get italc 2 installed without success, seem to remember
    I got confused by the authentication, windows or key but its a while ago now.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrstrong View Post
    Hi,

    could you give more details about how you created the msi and what was in the registry file
    and how you deployed it ?
    I struggled for a few hours trying to get italc 2 installed without success, seem to remember
    I got confused by the authentication, windows or key but its a while ago now.
    Thanks
    Hi, I created the MSI from a program called Advanced Installer, I will send you it if you want? Also the registry file runs at startup and changes where the program looks for Global Config (where the computer list is stored) and changes where the snapshots are stored. I also use Active Directory for authentication.

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    I'd like to get a copy of that MSI.

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    For anyone who wants a copy of the MSI for iTALC: Download

    There are two MSI's in the folder, Master - for teachers, and client - for students. You can just install the master and restrict access to the management console.

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    Do you have a copy of the registry file too? You rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe_wakeman View Post
    Do you have a copy of the registry file too? You rock!
    I have updated the download link to include the registry file, just re-download it and it should be there.

    Some things to note with the .reg file:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\iTALC Solutions\iTALC\Paths]
    "GlobalConfiguration"="Z:\\iTALC\\Configuratio n Files\\GlobalConfig.xml" - GlobalConfig is where iTALC saves the computers
    "PersonalConfiguration"="$APPDATA\\PersonalConfig. xml" - Should be fine like this, just sets the user preferences
    "SnapshotDirectory"="Z:\\iTALC\\Snapshots\\" - Where the snapshots are saved to

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\iTALC Solutions\iTALC\Service]
    "Arguments"="" - should be left alone
    "Autostart"="1" - change to 0 if you do not want the service to start automatically
    "HideTrayIcon"="0" - change to 1 to hide the tray icon

    Most other things are pretty obvious once you open up the .reg file, this file uses authentication from active directory e.g. when you open the application it will ask you to log in using your credentials. If you want to use key authentication change the settings using the management console and the go into [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE] in regedit and export 'iTALC Solutions'. This will create a .reg like the one I have sent you.

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    Does anyone else's client event viewer absolutely fill to the brim with crud when iTalc is installed? It's pretty but seems unreliable and quirky so we're likely to ditch it in favour of Lanview if we can stop Symantec Endpoint Failtection from deleting it.

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    Hey Callum...your download link to your MSI files doesn't exist anymore. Any chance of a link as i ma trying to deploy for our school. thanks

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