2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 10, 2006 11:50 PM by Newsgroup_User

    Contribute 4 upgrade via network tool Zenworks

    Mpolha
      We are preparing to upgrade a significant number of Contribute 2 programs to Contribute 4. We would like to use an MSI file and our “ZENworks” network tool (ZENworks is similar to Microsoft’s SMS). We would like to know:
      1. How to provide the requisite serial number for the installations (we received all our copies on one CD).
      2. How to respond to the “Import settings?” question with a "No"

      Any other experience or tips you can share would be greatly appreciated.

      On the verge of 4
      Mark P.
        • 1. Re: Contribute 4 upgrade via network tool Zenworks
          Level 7
          We are distributing Contribute 3 via Zenworks, we didn't use the msi
          integration, I just took a snapshot of the installation using the
          Zenworks snapshot tool. I just made sure to stop the snapshot after I
          put in our site license key, and answered no to registering. So far we
          have given it to about 6 people, and none have had a problem. I have
          not tried this on Contribute 4 though.

          Matt

          Mpolha wrote:
          > We are preparing to upgrade a significant number of Contribute 2 programs to
          > Contribute 4. We would like to use an MSI file and our ?ZENworks? network tool
          > (ZENworks is similar to Microsoft?s SMS). We would like to know:
          > 1. How to provide the requisite serial number for the installations (we
          > received all our copies on one CD).
          > 2. How to respond to the ?Import settings?? question with a "No"
          >
          > Any other experience or tips you can share would be greatly appreciated.
          >
          > On the verge of 4
          > Mark P.
          >
          >
          • 2. Re: Contribute 4 upgrade via network tool Zenworks
            Level 7
            Matt Adams wrote:
            > We are distributing Contribute 3 via Zenworks, we didn't use the msi
            > integration, I just took a snapshot of the installation using the
            > Zenworks snapshot tool. I just made sure to stop the snapshot after I
            > put in our site license key, and answered no to registering. So far we
            > have given it to about 6 people, and none have had a problem. I have
            > not tried this on Contribute 4 though.
            >
            > Matt
            >
            > Mpolha wrote:
            >> We are preparing to upgrade a significant number of Contribute 2
            >> programs to Contribute 4. We would like to use an MSI file and our
            >> ?ZENworks? network tool (ZENworks is similar to Microsoft?s SMS). We
            >> would like to know:
            >> 1. How to provide the requisite serial number for the
            >> installations (we received all our copies on one CD).
            >> 2. How to respond to the ?Import settings?? question with a "No"
            >>
            >> Any other experience or tips you can share would be greatly appreciated.
            >>
            >> On the verge of 4
            >> Mark P.
            >>
            >>


            The msi file can be extracted from the setup exe using Winzip

            a) Providing the serial number is not possible.
            b) Import settings is an in-product feature, and the installer plays no
            part in this. Not possible again.