Solution 26132: Deploying and Activating TI-Nspire™ Family Computer Software Using Configuration Hardening Technologies Such as Deep Freeze™ or Clean Slate®.
How can I deploy and activate TI-Nspire family computer software using configuration hardening technologies such as Deep Freeze™ or Clean Slate®?
Image hardening or "freezing" technologies can be very helpful in controlling the state of the systems in a computer lab.
However, they can also cause problems with activation and automated updating desktop software packages.
To properly install and activate TI-Nspire family computer software when using configuration hardening technologies such as Deep Freeze™ or Clean Slate®:
1) If using a networked volume or concurrent license for the TI-Nspire family computer software, configure the setup.ini file to properly point to the concurrent license server or to contain the proper volume license number. Use the instructions on the Education Technology Software Service Center to configure installation and activation options properly for when using a volume or concurrent license.
2) While in the setup.ini file, disable automated web updates to the software.
3) Install the TI-Nspire family computer software as the DeepFreeze or CleanSlate configuration administrator.
4) If using a volume license, activate the software per machine as the configuration administrator.
5) If using a concurrent license server, and it was properly configured to point to the license server in the setup.ini file before the TI-Nspire family computer software was installed, then the client is ready for configuration hardening.
6) After properly installing and activating and/or configuring the software, "freeze" the configuration.