Distributing Mathcad 13 via Group Policy

Please help

I have created an administrative installation of Mathcad 13, a software distribution group policy is created. It reports as installing successfully with no errors but there is no executable copied over. I have looked at the contents of the package in Installshield Developer and they are definitely there.

A group policy for dotnetfx is run before the Mathcad install as its a prerequisite of the install.

I faced the same problem with the previous version of Mathcad but was not able to overcome it. Any ideas????

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Posted by: kkaminsk 15 years ago
9th Degree Black Belt
Are you doing a per-machine install via AD? I.E. assigning the app to the computer. Sometimes I get wierdness when pushing per-user with InstallShield MSIs via AD.
Posted by: ems 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
Hi yes I am doing it per computer, I have found per user to be unsuccessful with most apps.
Posted by: ems 15 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt

Just another follow up, I'm still working on this problem. I have discovered that when running the installation manually it is completely successful, all necessary files are copied over and registry entries made. The group policy install however although reports as installed successfully has no registry entries made and several critical files not coped. What is the difference between the installs that could cause a completely different outcome??

Any assistance would be much appreciated.
Posted by: kbrussel 14 years ago
Yellow Belt

Did you have any success with deploying MathCAD13 via GPO? I'm trying to find a way I can insert the product key/license server specification, but am coming up short.

Any help you (or anyone else) could offer would be greatly appreciated.

I am much fearing I'll get the look over the phone of "what are you talking about" when I mention Group Policy deployment and "automatic"

Thanks in advance!

Posted by: Ackeron 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
First off... if you open up the MSI in an editor (I use Wise Package Studio) and in the property table change the value of ProductType to ENT, that should install everything.

As for the setting the FLEXlm setting, I think you can set HKLM\Software\Mathsoft\Mathcad 13\Default\FLEXlm\LicensePath so that your Flexlm server is in the data field (i.e. @flex.lm.server)
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