Multi-User License Deployment on Windows

Multi-User License Deployment on Windows / 5 - Automated Deployment by GPO / 3 - Installing Antidote 11 / Method 2 - Deploying an Administrative Installation / 1 - Creating an Administrative Installation on the Server

5.3.2.1 - Creating an Administrative Installation on the Server

The following steps are required for deployment of the server portion:

  1. Log in as an administrator.
  2. Download the following file types from your Multi-User Client Portal: Antidote_11.y_B_n_Windows.exe and GestionnaireMultiposte_Antidote11.exe.
  3. Ensure that the conditions are met.
  4. Execute the main archive, which takes the following form: Antidote_11.y_B_n_Windows.exe. This will extract a folder containing the installation files onto the desktop. This folder takes the following form: Antidote_11.y_B_n_Installation.
  5. Create the ReseauAntidote.mst and ReseauConnectix.MST files using the Multi-User Manager, which will ask you to indicate the Antidote11.msi and Antidote-Connectix11.msi files. See Appendix A: Multi-User Manager.
  6. Place all of the necessary files on the server (or an accessible drive), as well as all of the MSP updates, if applicable (if any updates have been published more recently than your installers). See the following example (bilingual installation):

    Antidote11.msi
    Antidote11-Module-francais.msi
    Antidote11-English-module.msi
    Antidote-Connectix11.msi
    ReseauAntidote.mst (created previously)
    ReseauConnectix.mst (created previously)
    There may be a published MSP update for each of these elements: one for Antidote 11, one for Antidote - Connectix 11, one for the French module and one for the English module. In addition, there may be an MSP update for the connectors, which are extensions or modules installed in supported software. A single connectors update may be for multiple software applications. This type of update is published between updates to Antidote so that our application can rapidly adapt to changes in supported software. Note that this may be the only type of update you receive.

    If you want the installer’s dialogues to be in English, you must also use the applicable MST files, which are found in the folder msi\druide. For example, Antidote11-Interface-en.mst for the Antidote 11 installer, Antidote-Connectix11-Interface-en.mst for the Antidote - Connectix 11 installer, Antidote11-English-module-Interface-en.mst for the English module installer and Antidote11-Module-francais-Interface-en.mst for the French module installer. Read on for information on adding these to the command line.

    When an update to Antidote is published, the complete installer for this version of the update is usually released within the next few days. As soon as the installer is published, it appears in your Multi-User Client Portal provided you have subscribed to the Antidote Maintenance Program (AMP). Otherwise, the same outcome can be achieved by installing Antidote with the initial installers, accessible from your Multi-User Client Portal, and then applying the latest updates.

    In the installation sequence, it is essential that you launch the Antidote11.msi file first. The Antidote 11 application must be installed before the language modules.

  1. Ensuring that you have write access to the shared folder, enter all the following installation command lines that apply to your situation. This will install Antidote 11, Antidote - Connectix 11 and the language modules into the shared folder:

    msiexec /a "\\server_path\to\Antidote11.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\server_path\to\ReseauAntidote.mst"
    msiexec /a "\\server_path\to\Antidote11-Module-francais.msi"
    msiexec /a "\\server_path\to\Antidote11-English-module.msi"
    msiexec /a "\\server_path\to\Antidote-Connectix11.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\server_path\to\ReseauConnectix.mst"

    The TRANSFORMS does not need to be indicated for the modules.

    To perform a logged installation with English as the language for the installer dialogs, indicate the appropriate MST file, as in the following example:

    msiexec /a "\\server_path\to\Antidote11.msi" TRANSFORMS="\\server_path\to\ReseauAntidote.mst;\\server_path\to\Antidote11-Interface-en.mst" /l*v "\\server_path\to\logInsAntidote.txt"

    The administrative installation will create the following elements in the shared folder:

    • 3 to 4 MSI files (e.g. Antidote11.msi) of reduced size (under 20 MB)
    • The following structure: Program files\Druide\Antidote 11\…
    • The following structure: Program files\Druide\Connectix 11\…
    • Network drive security settings must allow the SYSTEM account or domain computers to run the applications.
    • During administrative installation, the original MSI file used must not be located in the same shared folder as the MSI file that will be created and used to deploy the client portion.
    • The ReseauAntidote.MST and ReseauConnectix.MST files must always be mentioned, both when installing the server portion and the client portion.
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