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    Know the feeling!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bladedanny View Post
    Article Details *-*Promethean KB

    This article is good for deploying ActivInspire
    When I used that guide it didn't let me deploy the resources or the driver.

    Havng done some more digging around [with the the assistance of the Promethean Helpdesk] this link has turned up:

    Link: 10393 - ActivInspire - How do I get the full ActivInspire Resources in .msi format?

    Looking good at the moment.

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    the only thing i didnt managed to get it to do is install the serial driver, i can get it to do everything else, and if a previouse driver is installedon the machine it will detect it and install the serial driver, if its a fresh install i have to run the driver msi again and tell it to do it

    has anyone got an mst file that will tell it to install the serial driver?

    i dont re-install the machines that often so its not really a big deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alunmjones View Post
    has anyone got an mst file that will tell it to install the serial driver?
    I could never get an MST to work but I could get the serial driver to install by making a simple change within the msi file using Orca.

    I logged this with promethean a long time ago and was told it would be passed on to their software development team but as far as I'm aware they haven't made any changes and you still need to edit the MSI directly.

    This is a copy and paste of a txt file I have for ref with the change you need to make for serial support
    ================================================== =======================
    "Problem: Activdriver Versions higher than V5.1.2.7 do not install the serial driver.
    Solution: Using Orca the Activdriver file has been modified so the serial driver is still installed.

    File name: modified-Activdriver X86.msi

    The following change was made:

    "Property table" - "InstallLevel" Value was "100" changed to "200"

    This installs the serial driver so older boards / boards with longer cable runs still work.

    Note: This only works if you edit the msi directly using a mst file doesn't work.

    ================================================== =========================
    An alternative method would be to make the following change using Orca:
    Table: "ControlEvents"
    Field: "Addlocal"
    change Value to: "1"
    ===========================================

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    thanks, ill see if i can make that change to the msi

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    I used Promethean's own utility thing to fiddle with the MSI file (ASTransGen.exe) creates me a nice little licence file, and an ini file that maps the resources to a shared area. Then I deploy it no problems.

    I did have the same isuse with the serial driver but as I only have 2 serial boards is a minto issues to manually update them after a driver update.

    My biggest pain is that I have two deployments for the drivers, one for the 32Bit version and one for the 64, but not the end of the world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart_C View Post
    I used Promethean's own utility thing to fiddle with the MSI file (ASTransGen.exe)
    I used that to create my original MST and ini files but now I just copy them from my old package into the new one as it saves a bit of time; just need to keep an eye out for any changes they make that would need a new mst / ini file creating.

    It would be nice if they sorted out the serial support you really shouldnt need to edit the driver msi to get it to work but its been that way for quite some time now.

    As this thread is titled V1.5 just a heads up for those that havent noticed that V1.6 is out
    The main installer thats currently available will install V1.6.43277 but if you then check for updates it will also find a patch V1.6.44682 which you can turn into an admin install point by running it from the cmd prompt with the "/a" switch

    Note as its a patch it wont have all of the files so some some jiggery pokery is required i.e. create the new admin install point then copy the contents of your last Activinspire package and paste it over the top DO NOT OVERWRITE any existing files!

    This has worked ok for me in the past and I'm just in the process of doing it again with this version.

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