We use AccessIt for library management in several of our schools. Aside from running on JAVA it’s an excellent piece of software.
In the past, we’ve always had to deploy it by having physical (or virtual) access to the machine.

However, now have a process for unattended install.
We use PDQ Deploy – if you don’t use it, have a look. It’s worth every penny

Step 1. – Install JAVA
The installer will crash out if JAVA isn’t already installed on the machine

Step 2. – Run the Installer silently – /qn
Run Accessit9_Installer.exe /qn

Step 3. – Copy AIS_cfg.properties to C:\Program Files\Access-It Software\Accessit\lib
We use the PDQ Deploy built in File Copy, but Robocopy could do the trick

Step 4. – Copy the lib/x64 folder to lib
This is a selection of .dlls that are required to run

Step 5. – Set permissions on the install folder. This is so non-admin users can run the updates
icacls “C:\Program Files\Access-It Software\Accessit” /grant:r Everyone:(OI)(CI)F

All done. AccessIt will now run on the machine without you ever having to directly touch it.

1 Comment

mrnemesisman · January 29, 2020 at 2:50 am

Thanks so much for sharing this post. I am now automating the installation at our school for our library department

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