I created 2 different generic templates, then I created 1 new client with the "basic" template. I named the templates "Generic Installer - Basic", and "Generic Installer - Subscriber". Then I created 1 generic installer based off the "Generic Installer - Basic" client. You can't create a generic installer based off a template, it has to be based off a client.
The Basic gets installed on everyone's machines. Once the installer does its install it asks me for the client ID. I use the same ID that is used by my tracking software, then I put their name next to it. So, it generally is similiar to: "00402 - John Doe Acer Aspire One". Keep in mind, it will drop all case, which is annoying, but understandable (linux/unix cares about case, and generally FTP servers are linux/unix based. Though if Nick made a simple database instead of filenames for the database it wouldn't be needed, in addition it would make "renaming" much easier, but that's a side rant.) Everyone gets installed with the basic installer. Later, when I get back to my shop, I click on the clients ID, then click on the "Generic Installer - Subscriber" template, and copy the template over to the clients that are subscribers. Next time they open up the software, it'll update (make sure you set that setting!) and then they are now subscribers. This also makes it really easy to drop someone back down to basic support, just do the same but with the basic template.
Once you have created your "Generic Installer" based off the "Generic Installer - Basic" client
you can delete the "Generic Installer - Basic" client
, but keep the template
Keep in mind, you can't easily (read: basically not possible) change the client ID remotely
nikolaosp wrote:How do you use d7 to deploy it?
I created a 3rd party app based off the Generic Installer - Basic Client listed above. There are command line options to make this install silent.
nikolaosp wrote:Oh, and something else, can we brand the uac prompt (says foolishit)
See here:https://www.foolishit.com/tech-info/foo ... re-readme/
andhttps://www.foolishit.com/digital-code- ... t-a-chore/
Not sure I would include Remote Support on my Basic. Customers may see this option, and assume that it's a free service. On the subscribers template, sure. Keep in mind, if you do need Remote Support, you can always push a special template temporarily that does include the options desired.
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