How to Install Second Chance Using a Transform (.MST) File
The below instructions detail how you can install Second Chance via Group Policy using a transform file. Before you get started, make sure you review the Prerequisites on our Second Chance Installation Guide.
As a best practice, we recommend installing Second Chance on a single machine to review its functionality prior to deploying to the rest of your organization--you should place this machine under a test sub-OU for the purposes of testing the installation method.
When you are ready, follow the below instructions.
- Log in to your server as an administrator.
- Create a shared folder on your domain.
- Right-click the folder and open Properties.
- Under the Security tab, add Domain Computers with "Read" permissions.
- Make sure you have "Write" permissions on the folder.
- Log in to your KnowBe4 account. Click the Second Chance tab towards the top of the screen and do the following:
- Download the Second Chance Training Device Installer (.msi file) to the shared folder you created in Step 2.
- Copy or write down your account-specific license key.
- If you already have Orca installed, move on to Step 5. If you don't already have Orca, you can download the Windows Installer SDK sample, tools, and documentation from Microsoft's website. Then, double-click the Orca.msi file beneath the \Microsoft SDK\bin folder.
- Open the Orca editor. Click on Transform, then New Transform.
- On the File menu, click Open, and then select the Second Chance.msi file that you want to edit.
- Under the column on the left, select Property. Find LICENSEKEY and enter your Second Chance license key.
- Click on the Transform drop-down again, then click Generate Transform.
- Name your .mst file and save it to the same shared folder you have the Second Chance .msi file stored.
- Next, we'll create a Group Policy. Open the Group Policy Management Tool (gpmc.msc).
- Open the Forest and Domains drop-down and then right-click your domain (Example: Domain.local or Domain.com).
*Reminder: These instructions deploy to your whole domain--we recommend testing this GPO on a single test OU to see how it works.
- Click "Create a GPO in this domain, and Link it here...".
- Name your GPO (Example: Second Chance) and click "OK".
- Your new GPO will appear in the list. Right-click and select "Edit...".
- Drop-down Computer Configuration --> Policies --> Software Settings --> Software Installation.
- Right-click and click "New Package". Find the .msi file and click "Open".
- Change the Deploy software to "Advanced" and click OK.
- Click on the Modifications tab on the Properties window.
- Click the Add button and add the .mst file you created.
- Click OK.
- Close the Group Policy Management Editor.
- Under the Group Policy Management screen, right-click your new GPO and ensure there is a checkmark next to "Link Enabled". Your GPO should now be active.
Test Your Installation
Open Outlook on a client machine within your domain (or the single machine you installed Second Chance on, if still in the testing phase). Click a link within an email to make sure the install was successful and you're receiving Second Chance prompts. If you're not, check out our Troubleshooting tips at the bottom of our Second Chance Installation page.