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Installing Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard on all the computers in your network
Prepare Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard Version 2 Files
Create a new folder, and pop the first CD into your CD drive.
Copy the contents of the assets folder into the new folder you created in the step above.
Pop disc two into the drive and copy Jolly2.cab from the assets folder into the new folder.
Open a command prompt and run: msiexec /a <path to install.msi>install.msi
This will create an administrative install of Jolly Phonics in the folder you specify during the installation
Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard Patch
There are some issues present with Version 2 if you try to deploy the msi to your network
Download the patch http://www.jollylearning.co.uk/mat_whiteboard.html choosing the correct patch for the disc version that you have.
Install the program on a test machine and apply the patch using an admin account. This will replace "Jolly Phonics Menu.exe" with a patched version. Copy this new Jolly Phonics Menu.exe into the Step 1 folder of your admin install - replacing the existing one.
Open the install.msi file with an msi editing tool, like Orca and make the following changes:
Add a property to the property table - PIDKEY = <your product key (including the hyphens)>
Delete the uninstall shortcut from the shortcuts table.
Once deployed, the program will install a license key file under the app data folder of the user that installed it. When the program runs, it looks for the license key file in the Step 1\Jolly Learning folder. You will need to copy the license key file into the program files\Jolly Learning Ltd\JP Whiteboard UK Print\Step 1\Jolly Learning folder. To accomplish this, I wrote a script that runs at login which copies the key file to the correct location:
if exist "C:\Users\Public" goto win7
mkdir "C:\Program Files\Jolly Learning Ltd\JP Whiteboard UK Print\Step 1\Jolly Learning\"
copy "C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Application Data\Jolly Learning\licenseData.jlp" "C:\Program Files\Jolly Learning Ltd\JP Whiteboard UK Print\Step 1\Jolly Learning\" /y
mkdir "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jolly Learning Ltd\JP Whiteboard UK Print\Step 1\Jolly Learning\"
copy "C:\Users\Default\AppData\Roaming\Jolly Learning\licenseData.jlp" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Jolly Learning Ltd\JP Whiteboard UK Print\Step 1\Jolly Learning\" /y
Deploy Jolly Phonics for the Whiteboard
Copy the administrative installation folder with the new menu.exe to your msi distribution share and add the script to the either the machine startup or user login process.
Add the msi to your msi deployment group policy object.