Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Spiceworks is starting hangs after install

q: We've recently seen twice now Spiceworks 6.0 hang after installing at the screen "Spiceworks is starting..." How can you get past this?

a: Well the install was on Server 2008 whose IE settings are considerably higher than typical workstations.

  1. Add *.adobe.com & *.spiceworks.com to the trusted sites
  2. Visit  http://www.adobe.com/flashplatform/ to install Adobe Flash on the Server
  3. Right-click on the Spiceworks Tray Icon and select Launch
  4. When this opens the site again, you might be prompted about Google Analytics you can add those subsequent sites to your trusted sites as well, or simply ignore them.
  5. Finally when the site loads, you will be prompted to create your account and you're on you're way.