Google Sketchup doesn't come in an MSI file so I used WinInstall LE to repackage the EXE file. Then I created a new MSI file with the server.dat (which includes the location of the license file on the server). I also created two registry entries to remove the "learning center" and the "instructor" so they don't show on start up:
If you don't want to repackage - you can deploy the setup executable. Create a setup.iss file. Copy the installation and the iss file to a network share.
"\\networkshare\xpsoft\Google\Google Sketchup 6.0"
rem Icon Cleanup
del "c:\documents and settings\all users\desktop\Google Sketchup.lnk" /F /Q
del "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Google SketchUp 6\Uninstall or Repair.lnk" /F /Q
If you own a license for SketchUp Pro - do the same setup as above. License a test machine. Copy "C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 6\Support\SketchUp6.lf" out to your network share.
Then do a simple copy command back to the same location on your client machines.
To get Layout working correctly, install the legacy installer and get the product code from;
Then match your custom msi product code to the legacy.
Hard coded into layout to look for the path of the server.dat file in;
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