Network Installation Instructions (Windows PC)

The Flowol 4 software and the mimic packs are distributed as an MSI (installer) file.

The MSI file that you download is tailored with the details of your license key so that the software is automatically activated on each workstation.

Installing using msiexec on the Command Line

A script can be used to install Flowol 4 using the MSI file with the msiexec command:
      msiexec /i "Flowol4.11.msi"

Deployment with Windows 2003 Server with Active Directory/Group Policy

Microsoft provides software deployment via Group Policy. For general information about Group Policy, see http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/security-policy.aspx.

1. Logon to the Windows 2000, or 2003 server machine as an Administrator.
2. Create a shared directory on the server with read-only access for Everyone (e.g. \\MyServer\FlowolInstaller).
3. Download the MSI file and save it to this shared directory.

Then (without the Group Policy Management Console):
4. Click Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Active Directory Users and Computers.
5. Right-click the organizational unit to which you want to apply the package, and then click Properties.
6. Click the Group Policy tab.
7. If you have an existing group policy, skip to step 7. If you need to create a group policy, click New, type a descriptive name for the group policy, and then press ENTER.
8. Click the group policy, and then click Edit.

Or (with the Group Policy Management Console):
4. Click Start, Programs, Administrative Tools, Group Policy Management.
5. Expand the Forest and Domains tree nodes to show the domain node of your domain.
6. Click on the domain.
7. If you have an existing group policy, skip to step 7. If you need to create a group policy, right click the domain and choose Create and Link a GPO Here..., type a descriptive name for the group policy object, and then press ENTER.
8. In the right hand pane, right click the group policy object and choose Edit....

And finally:
9. To deploy with a computer-based policy, double-click the Computer Configuration branch to expand it, double-click Software Settings, right-click Software installation, point to New, and then click Package...
10. Browse to the network share (e.g. \\MyServer\FlowolInstaller) that and choose the MSI file, and then click Open.
11. When asked which deployment method to use, choose Assigned and then OK.
12. When your workstations are next restarted, the software will be automatically installed on each one over the network.

Deployment with RM CC3/4 Network

To install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 on your workstations

1. Log on to your Forest Root server as a system administrator.
2. Download the MsNetFx40.exe file to an Everyone read-only network share.
3. Browse to the network folder to which you copied the MsNetFx40.exe file.
4. Double-click the MsNetFx40.exe file. The RM Integration Pack Wizard may take a short time to initialise.
5. When the RM Integration Pack Wizard dialogue appears, read the End User License Agreement and click Accept to continue.
6. When returned to the RM Installation Assistant window, click Continue.
7. When installation is complete, click the Finish button.
8. (Windows XP only) Ensure that Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is installed.
  (Windows Server 2003 only) Ensure that either Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 or Windows Imaging Component is installed.
9. Assign or Allocate the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 package from the RM Management Console to the desired workstation(s)/server(s) in the usual manner.
10. Following successful assignment to Community Connect 4 computers, a reboot will be deferred until there are no users logged on. Community Connect 3 computers will reboot immediately following successful allocation.

Then Deploy Flowol Using the MSI file

Before deploying the MSI file, make sure that all of the workstations have been restarted to deploy the Microsoft .NET 4.0

Downloading and Testing
1. At a workstation, log on as Packagebuilder.
2. Create a suitable directory, e.g. C:\temp and download the MSI file into it.
3. Double-click on the MSI file to install Flowol 4 (or the mimic pack) on this one workstation. Follow the on-screen prompts.
4. Run Flowol 4 to verify that the software is installed on this workstation.

Using RM Application Wizard
5. Then, on the desktop, choose the RM Application Wizard icon.
6. At the first window, select the Manage a Windows Installer Package and click Next.
7. In the next window choose Add an existing Windows Installer Package and click Next.
8. The next window will ask you whether the program has already been installed on this workstation, that was done in step 3 above, so click Next.
9. In the next window, enter a suitable name (e.g. Flowol4) and description. Then browse to the location of the MSI file in the bottom textbox, e.g. C:\temp\Flowol4.msi. And click Next.
10. The package is set up on the network. When the process has completed click Finish.

Testing and Deploying the Software to other Workstations
11. Use the RM Management Console, Workstations option, to allocate the new package to another workstation on your network. Then use the RM Management Console, Resources, Program Sets option to include the shortcut(s) for the package in a Program Set and make it available to groups of users. For full instructions on how to make shortcuts available, refer to the RM Management Console, Resources help.
12. At the workstation to which you allocated the new package, log on as various users with different levels of security. Using the shortcut, start the program and test that it works as expected. Verify that there is no prompt for the licence key.
13. If the program works as you expect, allocate the package to all workstations, as appropriate.

Feedback and Support

Please send any feedback or support queries you have about installing Flowol 4 and/or the mimic packs to support@flowol.com.