[duxhelp] Network install

  • From: "Michael Surato" <suratomi@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 16:33:07 -0500


The network licensing appears to work as outlined in the documentation
for beta 3. This is either due to some work on the installer for this
version, or (more likely) I have followed the steps better. What I
noticed this time is that the location of the license server was
determined during the "msiexec /a" process, and not configurable during
the second install. If this was the way it worked in the last beta, then
I apologize for confusing everyone. For reference, I have attached the
install logs from this install.

What I would suggest is a couple of items: First, I would think
carefully about making this dialog available during the network install
process so that the user could change which server to look for licenses
from during this install. If this could switch from server based, to
file based it would be ideal. Second, if switching from server to file
based is not possible, then I would mention this carefully in the
network install instructions. I would also remove the "network assisted"
install section, as that is not possible.

Now that this seems to be working, I will move to a more interesting
model of computer that has RAID arrays and other such interesting
things. Hopefully that does not completely change the environment.

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