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Promethean Direct Support Thread, Deploy ActivInspire by group policy in Direct Support; Hi, Has anyone had any success deploying ActivInspire by group policy please? Thanks...
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    Deploy ActivInspire by group policy

    Hi,

    Has anyone had any success deploying ActivInspire by group policy please?

    Thanks

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    We're getting ready to do this tomorrow Looks straightforward except the issue of a 64bit msi for ActivDriver... as posted earlier by phill99, one of our techs!

    Are you on Win7? if so how are you deploying the drivers?

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    Windows XP.

    Im not sure where to start there is a .exe and i am trying to export .msi from it.

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    You should be able to use 7z or other zip utility to open the exe and extract the msi.

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    I have been partway down this road already.

    As we use Windows XP Pro [32 Bit] I looked at this part of the archive:

    ActivInspire_ENU_Setup.exe\$_OUTDIR\Activdriver\Ac tivdriver x32\

    This folder contains:

    Activdriver.msi and 20 MST files. Not knowing what to do with the MST files I got stuck there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I have been partway down this road already.

    As we use Windows XP Pro [32 Bit] I looked at this part of the archive:

    ActivInspire_ENU_Setup.exe\$_OUTDIR\Activdriver\Ac tivdriver x32\
    Isn't there a document on the Promethean Support website that outlines how to deploy network installations and create admin restore points?

    I think this is the one you want:

    http://uk.prometheankb.com/display/4...360&tab=search

    Best wishes

    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by garethedmondson View Post
    Isn't there a document on the Promethean Support website that outlines how to deploy network installations and create admin restore points?

    I think this is the one you want:

    http://uk.prometheankb.com/display/4...360&tab=search

    Best wishes

    Gareth
    Thanks. I will have a look when I get some time [next long holiday?]

    Won't be creating a restore point as we had to switch this off after persistent virus reinfection was tracked back to the System Restore files/folders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Thanks. I will have a look when I get some time [next long holiday?]

    Won't be creating a restore point as we had to switch this off after persistent virus reinfection was tracked back to the System Restore files/folders.
    Whoops - bad notes from me - I meant an admin restore point I meant an Admin Installation Point - like we used to do with Office with the setup.exe /a command.

    Gareth

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    I have replied to the post left by Phill99 about how to obtain the 64bit ActivDriver msi but thought I would post it here too...

    Go to the driver download section on Promethean Planet here
    Download the 64bit executable and once downloaded if you run it from the command line with the /a switch this will create the msi to a location of your choice.

    Infact you create msi's from all our executables using the /a switch

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRobinson View Post
    I have replied to the post left by Phill99 about how to obtain the 64bit ActivDriver msi but thought I would post it here too...

    Go to the driver download section on Promethean Planet here
    Download the 64bit executable and once downloaded if you run it from the command line with the /a switch this will create the msi to a location of your choice.

    Infact you create msi's from all our executables using the /a switch
    Thanks, that is excellent news and a very good showing from Promethean to have got that sorted

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    Yep. Done it loads. You need to create an admin install then there's another app to add in the licence key and modify the ini file.

    I'm out and about at the minutes but le me know if you want any deatails and I'll write something up when I'm back in the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    Yep. Done it loads. You need to create an admin install then there's another app to add in the licence key and modify the ini file.

    I'm out and about at the minutes but le me know if you want any deatails and I'll write something up when I'm back in the office.
    Hi,

    if you have these details it would be good.


    You should be able to use 7z or other zip utility to open the exe and extract the msi.
    i tried 7z and winrar and i cant see whats in the .exe it just runs the setup.

    Thanks

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    Ignore me i have done it

    Thanks guys.

    Now for smartboard....

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    Does anyone know when you send out the driver MSI for it to install COm & USB drivers instead of just USB?

    Thanks

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    Take a look at this Promethean kb article which should give you the answer...

    http://uk.prometheankb.com/article.a...310651&p=10121

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