As anyone ever packaged an application that uses a USB dongle?

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Hi!

I have once packaged an application that needs a USB Dongle.

In that case the USB-Dongle drivers came as a vendor MSI, so that wasn't really any hard operation.

We deployed the USB Dongle driver and the application using the SMS Server. The users just plugged in there Dongle and runs the application.

Maybe your application is harder...

/Jonas
Answered 03/15/2006 by: jonasm
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Hi Giz

We once had an application that based on a USB dongle and we successfully packaged it with a pure snapshot...
However, a few vendors provide merge modules (like HASP) that you can use to integrate into your msi.

Cheers

Roland
Answered 03/15/2006 by: rpfenninger
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Tnx. The apps am packaging is called CONTROLDESK 4.1. It uses a usb dongle with it. What am trying to work out is how am going to get normal users to install the dongle when needed.

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Answered 03/15/2006 by: gizmolala
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That's what I tried to say: we packaged the installation of the usb dongle (not only the installation of the app) with a pure snapshot...
Answered 03/15/2006 by: rpfenninger
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Now i think am getting wot u r trying to point out. I should package the apps separately and the USB separately. Remember the USB dongle is plug and play. Pls advise

Giz
Answered 03/15/2006 by: gizmolala
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You do not necessarily need to package them separately. Just install the app and then plug in the usb dongle before you finish your snapshot.
If you're using Wise you need to change your capture settings to 'allow root to be watched' and 'capture changes in hardware registry entries'. That way you get everything in your snapshot that changed during the usb dongle plug in.
Be aware that this way is a little dangerous if you have lots of different hardware in your shop because you are going to push usb controller keys out with your package. In case you install that package on totally different hardware, this could result in a damaged system...
Answered 03/15/2006 by: rpfenninger
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tnx u been of great help. Will update u later

giz
Answered 03/15/2006 by: gizmolala
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