Systems Administration installation

Aug 19, 2010 at 12:37 PM

Dear Codeplex

please could you consolidate advice on silent system wide installation( XP , Win7 etc)  for this product so that users are not prompted to do anything in order to run it

thanks in anticipation

Gwil Selwood

Computer Officer

University of Leeds

Aug 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM
Edited Aug 19, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Gwil:

The only multiple-user, single-machine NodeXL configuration I've tested is described in "How to install NodeXL for multiple users" at http://nodexl.codeplex.com/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=213480, and it requires that each user answer a one-time security question.

It's theoretically possible to re-sign NodeXL's manifests using a private certificate that is trusted in your own domain, which would eliminate the security question for new users. Such a technique is described here:

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsto/archive/2009/04/29/signing-and-re-signing-manifests-in-clickonce.aspx

However, the process is quite complex and I can't say for certain if it would work.

-- Tony

Aug 20, 2010 at 8:17 AM

Cheers Tony

I subsequently found this post or another one that said just run the vsto file and then the template.

I made a silent installer for the pre requisite and extracted your msi and ran it silently

I then made a batch file that ran the vsto and then ran the template file. In our environment it wasn't necessary to run the vsto beforehand as the template file invoked the vsto anyway

best wishes

Gwil

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From: tcap479

Gwil: The only multiple-user, single-machine NodeXL configuration I've tested is described in "How to install NodeXL for multiple users" at http://nodexl.codeplex.com/Thread/View.aspx?ThreadId=213480, and it requires that each user answer a one-time security question. It's theoretically possible to re-sign NodeXL's manifests using a private certificate that is trusted in your own domain, which would eliminate the security question for new users. Such a technique is described here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/vsto/archive/2009/04/29/signing-and-re-signing-manifests-in-clickonce.aspx However, the process is quite complex and I can't say for certain if it would work. -- Tony

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