SMART Notebook installation fails with exit code 1603

SMART Notebook fails to install with a exit code 1603.

As part of the SMART Notebook installation, Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office is downloaded and installed. Failure to download and install will result with the exit code 1603 error being displayed.

Download and install Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office before installing SMART Notebook.

Prevent users from changing wallpaper via Internet Explorer

Users can set the desktop wallpaper via Internet Explorer even if Prevent changing wallpaper property is set in Group Policy.

Desktop wallpaper can be changed if Display Properties is not involved.

Enable ‘Prevent changing wallpaper’ (in User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Control Panel\Display) settings.

Modify Registry Using Command-line

Modify the registry without prompts – suitable for use with batch files. Run with elevated privileges.

reg add HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\etc\etc /v Valuename /t REG_SZ /d valuedata /f

/v Value : The value name eg ProgId

/t DataType : REG_SZ (default) | REG_DWORD | REG_EXPAND_SZ | REG_MULTI_SZ

/d Data : The actual data to store as a “String”, integer etc

/f Force: Force an update without prompting “Value exists, overwrite Y/N”

DisplayLink Installation – Batch File

The registry edits changes the default behaviour of connected displays from extended to mirrored mode. The listed msi is only suitable for Windows 7 to Windows 10 1511.

start /wait msiexec /i "DisplayLink_Win7-10TH2.msi" /quiet /norestart
reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DisplayLink\Products\DefaultProduct\OnNewDevice /v Activity /t REG_SZ /d Mirror /f

reg add HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\DisplayLink\Products\DisplayLink Graphics\OnNewDevice /v Activity /t REG_SZ /d Mirror /f