Autograph 3.3 Network Installation Instructions

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Autograph 3.3 Network Installation
1 Types of Installation
This document explains how to install Autograph on a network using a shared licence. This type
of installation is only suitable when all the client machines are connected to a network. For all
other types of installation please refer to the separate “Autograph 3.3 Installation”, which
covers:
Teacher Computer at Home
If installing on a teacher’s computer that will be used at home.
Student Computer at Home
If installing on a student’s computer that will be used at home. (This is only available with the
Extended School Site Licence.)
Single Computer at Institution (not on Network)
If installing on a school computer that will not always be connected to the network.
2 Overview
(This guide assumes you are running either Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008 as your application server.)
Installation of Autograph on a Network using a shared licence comprises three steps:
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Configuration
Deployment
Activation
3 Configuration
There are 2 ways to setup your licence and customise the installation, running an administrative
installation (recommended) or manually.
3.1 Creating an Administrative Installation
1.
First insert your installation CD or download the Autograph Network package from:
www.autograph-maths.com/downloads/windows/school/
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The following instructions can be carried out on the server or a client desktop.
2.
In Windows 7 and Vista go to Start > All Programs > Accessories, right-click on Command
Prompt and select Run as Administrator (see Figure 1). In XP go to Start > Run. Then
enter the following and press Return:
msiexec /a "<PATH to MSI>\Autograph 3.msi"
Figure 1. Running Command Prompt as Administrator
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3.
Click Next to begin the installation. Accept the terms of the Licence Agreement and click
Next. Now enter a location for the installation of your admin package (this is shown in
Figure 2). The location can be a local or UNC path and should be within the network
share on your server which contains managed installations. The admin package is an
uncompacted image of the installer and a modified MSI for your network. Click Next.
(Note: If you are installing to a network location, then there may be a small delay after
clicking Next.)
Figure 2. Selecting your network file location
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4.
It is now necessary to specify a Share for the Autograph Licence File. This is where your
network licence file will be installed and where the client machines will look for your
network licence. You have two options:
i.
Create a New Share (Default)
Ensure the Create Share checkbox is ticked.
Enter the Share Name, Machine Name of the computer where share will be
installed, and the Local Path on that computer where you wish the share to be
created (see dialog in Figure 3). The share will give read and write access to the
Everyone group. If you are creating a remote share you will be prompted to
enter Administrative Credentials for the machine to which you are installing the
licence (see Figure 4).
ii.
Use an Existing Share
Untick the Create Share checkbox.
Enter the UNC path to an existing share (see dialog in Figure 5). This share must
have read and write permissions for both the folder and the share itself.
Click Next.
Figure 3. Create a New Share
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Figure 4. Enter Administrator Credentials if Creating a Remote Share
Figure 5. Use an Existing Share
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5.
The Autograph Web Player is a plugin for Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome and Firefox
that allows Autograph files to be viewed on the web.
Figure 6. Customise the Autograph installation
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6.
Click Install.
Figure 7. Ready to install!
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7.
When the installation is complete click Finish on the dialog shown in Figure 8.
Figure 8. The Installation Complete Dialog
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Now continue to Deployment.
3.2 Manual Installation of Licence
Should you not wish to use the Autograph Administrative Installation, or experience technical
difficulties, it is possible to configure the licence manually.
3.2.1
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Windows Server 2003
First create a new folder (or select an existing folder for your licence share). We strongly
recommend using a new folder here.
2.
In the root of your installation media is a file called “Autograph 3.3.10.lic”. Make a copy
of this file and put it in the folder you have created.
3.
Ensure that the folder has read/write permissions for Everyone.
4.
Share the folder ensuring permissions are set to read/change for Everyone.
5.
Open Registry Editor, and construct the following key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eastmond Publishing Ltd.\Autograph\Version 3.3
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6.
To this key add a String Value named “LicenceLocation”. Set Data to the UNC path of
your licence share.
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With Version 3.3 selected, go to File > Export, and name the file “AutographRegFile.reg”.
Put this file in a share with read-only access.
8.
Create a batch file containing the following:
regedit.exe /s
<UNC PATH TO REG FILE>\AutographRegFile.reg
Put this file in a share with read-only access.
9.
Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and
Computers.
10.
Right-click on an Organizational Unit (OU) and select Properties from the menu.
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Select the Group Policy tab.
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Select a Group Policy Object Link and click Edit. Note: If necessary, click New to create a
new Group Policy Object Link.
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Navigate to Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts (Startup/Shutdown),
then double-click Startup.
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Click Add and specify the UNC path to the batch file as the Script Name.
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Now continue to Deployment.
3.2.2
1.
Windows Server 2008
First create a new folder (or select an existing folder for your licence share). We strongly
recommend using a new folder here.
2.
In the root of your installation media is a file called “Autograph 3.3.10.lic”. Make a copy
of this file and put it in the folder you have created.
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3.
Ensure that the folder has read/write permissions for Everyone.
4.
Share the folder ensuring permissions are set to read/write for Everyone.
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Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management.
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Select Computer Configuration > Preferences > Registry.
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Create a new String Value at:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Eastmond Publishing Ltd.\Autograph\Version
3.3\LicenceLocation
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Modify the value to the UNC path to your licence share. We recommend that this share
path includes the trailing backslash e.g. \\SERVER\AutographLicence\
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Continue to Deployment.
3.2.3
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Imaging
First create a new folder (or select an existing folder for your licence share). We strongly
recommend using a new folder here.
2.
In the root of your installation media is a file called “Autograph 3.3.10.lic”. Make a copy
of this file and put it in the folder you have created.
3.
Ensure that the folder has read/write permissions for Everyone.
4.
Share the folder ensuring permissions are set to read/write for Everyone.
5.
Install Autograph upon a client desktop and specify the UNC path to the share in the
Custom Installation Options. We recommend that this share path includes the trailing
backslash e.g. \\SERVER\AutographLicence\
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Use this computer as the source for your imaging.
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Deploy the image and then continue to Activation.
4 Deployment
In this section we explain how to deploy an msi across the network using Group Policy. You may
choose to deploy the msi using different methods, e.g. imaging.
4.1 Group Policy Install (Server 2003)
1.
Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Active Directory Users and
Computers.
2.
Right-click on an Organizational Unit (OU) and select Properties from the menu.
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3.
Select the Group Policy tab.
Figure 1. Group Policy tab in the Organization Unit Properties dialog
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Select a Group Policy Object Link and click Edit. In this case there is an existing Group
Policy Object Link titled "Autograph 3.3". Note: If necessary, click New to create a new
Group Policy Object Link.
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5.
Navigate to Computer Configuration > Software Settings, then right-click on Software
installation and select New > Package.
Figure 2. Selecting the Software installation option in the Group Policy Object Editor
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6.
In Open dialog box navigate to the admin install location and select the
Autograph 3.msi.
Figure 3. Select an .MSI file to install via the installer process.
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After selecting the Autograph 3.msi file in the Open dialog box, click Open. If you receive
the error message shown in Figure 4, you will need to click No and return to the Open
dialog box and provide the UNC path to the admin install folder. If the admin install
folder has not been shared you will need to share the folder first. Note: You can access
the UNC path by navigating to the .MSI file via My Network Places in the left column of
the Open Dialog box.
Figure 4. Error message if you attempt to implement an installer package not using a UNC path.
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8.
The Deploy Software dialog box appears (see Figure 5). There are 2 options from which
you should choose Advanced and then click OK.
Figure 5. The Deploy Software dialog box.
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In the Autograph 3.3 Properties dialog in Figure 6 click OK.
Figure 6. Package Properties.
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10.
The application to be installed appears as shown in Figure 7 in the Group Policy Object
Editor.
Figure 7. Congratulations! The Windows installer package appears in the Group Policy Object
Editor when Software installation is selected.
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When you logon to the Windows Server network, assuming you're a user of a computer
in the Organization Unit that the Group Policy Object (GPO) applies to, the application
will automatically install silently.
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4.2 Group Policy Install (Server 2008)
1.
Click Start > All Programs > Administrative Tools > Group Policy Management.
2.
Right-click on an Organizational Unit (OU) and select “Create a GPO in this domain, and
Link it here”.
Figure 1. Group Policy Management
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Name the GPO as in Figure 2, and click OK.
Figure 2. New GPO
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4.
Select the new GPO, right-click and choose Edit.
Figure 3. Edit the GPO
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5.
In the Group Policy Management Editor navigate to Computer Configuration > Policies >
Software Settings. Right-click on Software installation and select New > Package.
Figure 4. Group Policy Management Editor
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6.
In Open dialog box navigate to the admin install location and select the
Autograph 3.msi.
Figure 5. Select an .MSI file to install via the installer process.
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After selecting the Autograph 3.msi file in the Open dialog box, click Open. If you receive
the error message shown in Figure 6, you will need to click No and return to the Open
dialog box and provide the UNC path to the admin install folder. If the admin install
folder has not been shared you will need to share the folder first. Note: You can access
the UNC path by navigating to the .MSI file via My Network Places in the left column of
the Open Dialog box.
Figure 6. Error message if you attempt to implement an installer package not using a
UNC path.
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8.
The Deploy Software dialog box appears (see Figure 7). There are 2 options from which
you should choose Advanced and then click OK.
Figure 7. The Deploy Software dialog box.
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In the Autograph 3.3 Properties dialog in Figure 8 click OK.
Figure 8. Package Properties.
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10.
The application to be installed appears as shown in Figure 9 in the Group Policy
Management Editor.
Figure 9. Congratulations! The Windows installer package appears in the Group Policy Object
Editor when Software installation is selected.
11.
When you logon to the Windows Server network, assuming you're a user of a computer
in the Organization Unit that the Group Policy Object (GPO) applies to, the application
will automatically install silently.
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5 Activation
1.
To activate, open Autograph on a client machine. The Activate or Trial Autograph dialog
opens. Select Activate for Institution and then Network. Enter your Name, Institution,
Serial Number and Email (see Figure 1). Click Activate via Web.
Figure 1. Activation Dialog
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2.
If you are using a proxy server for internet access click Proxy settings and enter the
relevant details. Click the Activate now button.
Figure 2. Web Activation dialog
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The dialog shown in Figure 3 will be displayed if activation is successful. If activation fails
it will be necessary to activate using the NetworkLicenceViewer.exe application in the
Tools folder on the CD.
Figure 3. Successful activation dialogs
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