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    Re: Prommisor - Installing using a batch file/macro?

    I have a working MSI for the promissor client and will provide instructions for editing the registry and setting the correct permissions to suit your setup. If you want it pm me.

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    Re: Prommisor - Installing using a batch file/macro?

    Quote Originally Posted by jsnetman
    I have a working MSI for the promissor client and will provide instructions for editing the registry and setting the correct permissions to suit your setup. If you want it pm me.
    A huge thank you has to go to 'jsnetman' for his MSI!

    I have now a fully automated Promissor install happening using GP.

    I have the MSI being pushed out then a batch file adding the registry key and allowing the user permissions on the Promissor directory.

    Here is a copy of my script for those of you that may wish to use it.

    Code:
    @echo off
    
    IF EXIST "C:\promissor_installed.txt" GOTO :END
    
    regedit /s \\SERVERNAME\NETLOGON\promissorclient.reg
    
    cacls "C:\Program Files\Promissor" /t /e /g Everyone:F
    
    ECHO Promissor is now installed at %DATE% %TIME% >C:\promissor_installed.txt 
    
    :END
    Good luck!

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    Re: Prommisor - Installing using a batch file/macro?

    Good to hear you got it working plock, but a little warning, I used your method of setting the permissions using Xcacls and found to somewhat of a disaster that it was not working correctly. The flash files that are required for the tests did not actually show up. I don't know if this is a difference between Xcacls and Cacls in the way it applies permissions, I ended up using the File System object in AD to set the permissions.

    I would suggest you run a demo test to check that flash is ok.

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    Re: Prommisor - Installing using a batch file/macro?

    Cheers for that warning, we're scheduling a demo with Edexcel as we speak.

    Perhaps the ‘Everyone’ group wasn't inheriting on new items that appear in the Promissor directory.

    I've just checked this with my setup and it does seem to be happening. I'll give some feedback after the demo.

    Did you use the same switches as my above post?

    Cheers!

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    Re: Prommisor - Installing using a batch file/macro?

    Hi just setup the onscreen testing. I contact the support line to find out what kind of network resources it has when testing 60 students. They could not answer me.
    Any of you guys know what impact the testing has on the network (if any).
    Thanks
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    Re: Prommisor - Installing using a batch file/macro?

    OK, I've tried to get this working, but no joy. I installed the ESM server and installation went through smoothly.

    Unfortunately I can't get it to accept my username and password. They work on the website so there's no problem there. It seems to be a problem with it getting through our ISA2006/Websense set up, but I can't seem to nail the problem.

    I've made it connect by IP address and added the IP to an allow rule in ISA and also tried setting up an allow rule with all permutations of their hostnames/IPs and http/https.

    When I monitor in ISA I get anonymous requests even when I have proxy credentials set in the config. When I access the same URL from a browser it shows my account hitting ISA and the connection is allowed.

    Has anyone else had similar problems or used ISA+Websense successfully?

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    Re: Prommisor - Installing using a batch file/macro?

    Praise the lord, I've finally got this beast working (at least the server end of it). After much head-scratching I had it narrowed down to some sort of authentication problem.

    Our ISA server was set to only allowed authenticated connections which I suspected may have caused the issues, but turning that off didn't help so I fired up WireShark. That told me that the ESMServer DOESN'T TRY AGAIN IF IT FAILS TO AUTH FIRST TIME! So any subsequent login attempts are effectively discarded, even if you've made changes to firewall rules etc.

    I also found that it was using Basic auth, which I had disabled (all our clients use Integrated). As with all quality software it stores your proxy user/pass in plaintext in the registry and sends the main user/pass for accessing the software in plaintext across the internet (normal http/SOAP). Good job the passwords are highly secure... erm..

    Obviously the only troubleshooting support the software gave me throughout my trauma was telling me my userid/password was wrong! Can we move this thread to FFS!!! so I can justify swearing?!

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