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    Dumb Software Design

    Just had to install this software called Goldmine on the network, does targets, percentages etc but in order to display PDFs it loads \ unloads a temp device driver - which wants admin rights

    Think I may have got around it with adding a group of users to Power Users group then assigning the "Load & Unload device drivers" right, what a bloody pain though when will they learn

    Still not an ideal solution granting those extra rights but better than all out local admin access I guess...

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    I know how you feel, Testbase is also awful. They've obviously never heard of MSIs. It's very frustrating. You also have to enter about 5 pieces of registration information/codes which is ridiculous!

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    I concur, Testbase is a bl00dy awful piece of software (from an tech/admn POV anyway!)

    Too bad the staff here seem to love it, or I'd chuck it out :P

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    Spend half my reinstalling testbase!

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    Spend half my reinstalling testbase!
    Half your life was that meant to be Newton?

    For everyone's reference, the only shortcut I have found when installing Testbase on each machine; firstly install Testbase on one workstation, then navigate to C:\Windows and copy exampro32.ini

    Before installing Testbase on a new workstation, copy this file into C:\Windows. When installing the modules it's just a case of clicking Next > Next > Next > as all license information is populated

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    promissor is a bit of a pain in the arse as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester View Post
    promissor is a bit of a pain in the arse as well
    That's putting it lightly! Manual installs, manual updates yeah great design guys

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    Just loaded up a Folens CD-ROM and couldn't work out how to get teh menu to work, Big colourful icons that just won't be clicked on. In a fit of rage clicked random buttons and found actually the images are just a carousel, you have to click a left or right arrow to bring the selection to the front and then click GO to launch that menu option. I then looked again at a previous menu and found a whole 3 more books I didn't realise where there because of this menu system!
    Checked with someone else who got just as confused. Why create custom, non-intuitive interfaces!!

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