We have just run into a big stumbling block with this new version of the
installation manager.

Previously we had a sound installation process that involved having the
WDSC repository on a network drive. With the older installation
manager we were able to point it at this repository with the preferences
and it installed nicely and quickly.

Suddenly, just as we needed to install a load of new laptops for a
training course, the installation manager decided that we could not
possibly continue unless we installed a new version - why we *have* to
install this beats me because we were perfectly happy the way we were,
but I could not find a way of telling it that I didn't want the new
version. So, 10 years later when it had downloaded and installed version
1.2.1 of the installation manager, we find to our horror that it refuses
to recognise the repository. The "Test connection" button works
in the preferences, but when it comes to the install it pops up a screen
to say that it cannot connect to the repository. We are now completely

I have tried moving the repository to a local drive, and also
simplifying the path - all to no avail. I have switched off all
firewalls and anything else I could think of - nada. So to me it seems
that I have been forced into installing something that no longer works
as it did.

Does anyone know a way around this issue? Also, is it possible to stop
the Installation Manager forcing you to have a new (in my view, buggy)
version when you are perfectly happy with the version you have?

Yours hopefully


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