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    Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    I discovered yesterday that Shockwave, required for parts of Multimedia Science School, has not been working when deployed.

    This is the official MSI obtained from Adobe. When you look at the event log on a client machine you get: 1606 error "Could not access network location".

    Theres plenty about the problem on the internet but nothing concrete for a fix, Ive even tried an MST I found here http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/pc/tech/shockwave_deploy.php

    But no success

    So has anyone got a working Shockwave MSI that deploys through group policy? Even if its version 9 or something

    The MSI works fine when you run it logged on

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    You can get this from the people at Adobe after signing up for a redistribution license (free). You may need to do some digging though.

    Since you need this license, I'm afraid I cannot send you the MSI.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    There is quite a bit of info on appdeploy about this and the changes you need to make.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Ric yes thats the license Ive got, but the MSI they supply doesnt work when deployed, despite them saying it should

    Plexor Ive looked on there but everyone is saying to do different things and then still saying it doesnt work perfectly. Have you got a working MST? Is that where Im supposed to put the changes mentioned?

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    I've not done shockwave yet but I've got to so that's why I was looking.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Just signed up for the redistribution licence so lets see.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Ok got the agreement through and went to download the msi and was greeted by a message saying the msi is currently not available for download is this because they know there is a problem with it I wonder.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    Ric yes thats the license Ive got, but the MSI they supply doesnt work when deployed, despite them saying it should
    I had the same trouble a while ago - I couldn't get their MSI for v10 to work, can't remember the details though.

    I ended up reverting to v 8.5, which does work. All the software we have works with this version.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    I found this transform file somewhere on the intarweb which lets you install Shockwave 10 with an MSI with a GPO.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Well hopefully the fact that the msi for v10 is currently not available means that they are looking in to it???

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    I discovered yesterday that Shockwave, required for parts of Multimedia Science School, has not been working when deployed.


    So has anyone got a working Shockwave MSI that deploys through group policy? Even if its version 9 or something

    The MSI works fine when you run it logged on
    I've got it working through CC3, had to use a version of shockwave 8 from MMSS which they refered to as Shockwave 8 full, it's got a few bells and whictles in ot or something that MMSS needs to work fully.

    IIRC they've aslo got a shockwave10 extra, you should be able to get MMSS to send you the whole package(s) on CD if you ask nicely

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Well this is frustrating...

    I have the license but not access to even a borked version for which there are copious fixes documented..

    Anyone got an ETA on a new version coming out or a different approach to this.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    I think the normal installer has a /q option so you could try using that with the MSI wrapper. I install mine when the machine is RISed and that is installed froma silent setup.

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    I think the normal installer has a /q option so you could try using that with the MSI wrapper. I install mine when the machine is RISed and that is installed froma silent setup.
    yeah, I guess that's an option...

    I'd prefer to go with an MSI purely because it'll be easier to uninstall when an upgrade comes out but then Macromedias record on MSI's is a bit patchy in general so I guess this sort of thing is moot.

    Thanks for the hint Chris...

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    Re: Is there a working Shockwave MSI?

    Hmm... ok... I've been looking at the wrapper script and realised that if I knew the command line switch for uninstallation I could include that in the wrapper for the uninstall.

    Any ideas?

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