Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology
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Do you have silent installers for software other than Logger Pro?

We only offer a silent installer for Logger Pro. See:
TIL 1681: How can I install Logger Pro on several computers? Is there an MSI file or a silent installer?

We recommend using our silent installer for Logger Pro because of the complexity of installing custom Windows USB drivers. For our other software products (Graphical Analysis, Logger Lite, and LabQuest Emulator), we recommend a standard installation. We do, however, offer do-it-yourself silent installation solutions below, but we have not tested these thoroughly and typically do not support such installations. Our preliminary testing indicates that this method of "installing" will work if the machines have the same operating system but there are differences between the Windows 7/Vista/XP and 32/64 bit contents of the program files.

Graphical Analysis 3.8.4
(Does not apply to Graphical Analysis 4.)
Since Graphical Analysis does not require device driver installation, you can create your own silent installer by doing ONE of the following:
     -Use a tool to create an msi installer by taking a before and after snapshot of your machine
     -Copy the Program Files\\Vernier Software\\Graphical Analysis 3 folder and the start menu/desktop shortcuts from machine to machine with the (command prompt) copy command
     -Put the application folder on a network drive and just create shortcuts on the user machines that point at the network drive

     Note: If the machines do not have Logger Pro already installed, you will need to register the .ga3 filetype with Graphical Analysis. (If the machines already have Logger Pro installed, that file type is already registered.)

You might be interested to know that all of the features of Graphical Analysis are now built into our Logger Proprogram. In the old days, there was overlap between Graphical Analysis and Logger Pro, but they were built from separate codebases. However, now Graphical Analysis is really just a subset of the features of Logger Pro. When you open Logger Pro with no sensors attached, it behaves exactly the same as Graphical Analysis.

Graphical Analysis 4
We don't have a silent installer for this, yet.
TIL 4199: Silent installer for Graphical Analysis 4

Logger Lite
If you have already installed Logger Pro on the computer (silently or not), it has laid down the necessary drivers correctly. Copy the Program Files\\Vernier Software\\Logger Lite folder and the necessary shortcut icons from computer to computer.

LabQuest Emulator
The LabQuest Emulator is not designed for installation on every school computer. Rather, the Emulator is typically installed on an instructor's computer, and used in conjunction with a projector to teach students how to use LabQuest. Therefore, since installation is limited to a few machines, a silent installer is typically not needed.

If you are installing LabQuest Emulator on several instructor machines which have Logger Pro and LabQuest Emulator already installed, copy the Program Files\\Vernier Software\\LabQuest Emulator folder and the necessary shortcut icons from computer to computer.

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