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Install ProctorCache

OS X

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titleInstall on a Mac
  1. Download ProctorCache for Mac.
  2. Double-click the install file, then double-click the installproctorcache file to open the installer screen.
  3. Double-click the installproctorcache icon.
  4. You see a security message; click Next to launch the installer.
  5. Proxy information displays. Verify that the Proxy Server Information is correct or enter the correct value. Click Next.
  6. Accept default destination folder and click Next. If you want to install in a location other than the default, make sure the location has no spaces in its name.
    1. If the proctor caching computer uses an upstream proxy computer to access the Internet, see ProctorCache Tips - Mac below.
  7. Select the locations to create the TestNav ProctorCache aliases (e.g. icon). If you do not want the icon to appear when all users log in to the computer, select the Don’t create aliases option button, and then click Next.
  8. Review the pre-installation summary, and then click Install. You see a progress bar and status information indicating that ProctorCache is installing.
  9. When the software is installed, click Done to close the installation. 
  10. Restart your computer before you launch ProctorCache.
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titleProctor Caching Computer Settings - Mac
Tip
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If you need to make further changes to proctor caching computer settings, such as to change the port used for ProctorCache, you can do this by editing the files as noted below.

Warning

Pearson does not recommend making any changes unless you are an experienced systems administrator and must make changes to conform to local policies. Default port settings function properly for ProctorCache.

<install_dir>/jetty/etc/jetty.xml 

  • The default port is 4480. 
  • To change the default port, edit the "jetty.port" setting.
  • If you change the the default port setting in this file, you must also change the setting to the same port number in your administration software during TestNav setup.

<install_dir>/squid/etc/squid.conf 

  • The default port is 4481.
  • Edit only if you change "jetty.port" in jetty.xml. 
  • Change the "http_port" setting to a number that is exactly one number higher than the one in jetty.xml. 

<install_dir>/jetty/etc/proctorcache.properties

  • The default port is 4481.
  • Edit only if you changed the default ports as detailed above. 
  • This port must reflect the same port that you previously set in the squid.conf file. 
  • You must change this port in two places in this file. Under ## General Properties, change:
    1. cacheServerName to include the port the cache computer will use. This port setting appears after the cache computer's name.
      In the example below, you would change "4481" to the same port setting you updated in the squid.conf file:
      cacheServerName=SAMPLESERVERNAME:4481
    2. proxyPort to the same port number you set for cacheServerName.
      In the example below, you would also change "4481" to the the same, edited port:
      proxyPort=4481
Tip
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Virtual machines can be used as the proctor caching computer.

Tip
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The proctor caching service must be running in order for content to be successfully cached. If the service is stopped, content will not cache.

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titleUpstream Proxy Configuration - Mac
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If the proctor caching computer uses an upstream proxy computer to access the Internet and and the upstream proxy is authenticated, make the following changes to the <install_dir>squid/etc/squid.conf file:

Original ValuesNew Values
##cache_peer address parent port 0

login=user:pass default no-query http11

cache_peer <proxy server IP address> parent <proxy server

port number> 0 login=<user ID>:<password> default no-query http11

##never_direct allow allnever_direct allow all
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If the proctor caching computer uses an upstream proxy computer to access the Internet and if the upstream proxy is unauthenticated, make the following changes to the <install_dir>squid/etc/squid.conf file:

Original ValuesNew Values

##cache_peer address parent port 0

login=user:pass default no-query http11

cache_peer <proxy server IP address> parent <proxy server
port number> 0 default no-query http11

##never_direct allow all

never_direct allow all

Windows
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titleInstall on Windows
  1. Download ProctorCache for Windows.
  2. Double-click the file you downloaded to open the installer screen.
  3. You see a security message; click Yes to launch the installer.
  4. After the software loads, read the introduction, and then click Next.
  5. Proxy information displays. Verify the Proxy Server Information, or enter the correct information, and then click Next.
  6. Accept default destination folder, and click Next. If you want to install in a location other than the default, make sure the location has no spaces in its name.
    1. If the ProctorCache computer uses an upstream proxy computer to access the Internet, see ProctorCache Tips - Windows below.
  7. Select the locations to create the ProctorCache icon(s). If you would like the icon to appear when all users log in to the computer, select the Create Icons for All Users checkbox, and then click Next.
  8. Leave the checkbox selected, and click Next.
  9. Review the summary, and then click Install. A progress bar and status information indicates that the software is installing.
  10. After the software is installed, click Done to close the installation. 
  11. Restart your computer before you launch ProctorCache.
     

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titleSilent Installs

Pearson occasionally fields requests for assistance with silent installations (Windows only) or with installing on multiple machines at the same time.

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Pearson does not recommend silent installs. A silent install does not ask for user input while the installation takes place, but instead accepts the default settings.

If you are certain the default Windows options work for your organization, you can perform a silent install. 

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titleTo perform a silent install:
  1. Download the ProctorCache installer and place the file onto your desktop.
  2. Open the Start menu and in the search field type CMD to open the Command window.
  3. Drag the installer from the desktop into the Command window. The text that appears in the window is the command that will install ProctorCache. At the end of the text, type: -i silent
    This makes the installation process silent by automatically accepting default values for every setting.
  4. Press Enter. The installer completes without asking you for any input.

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titleReload Test Content
Note

Pearson removed the Reload button/functionality from ProctorCache 2017.16. Only those using version 2016.9 can perform the Reload Test Content procedure below.

  1. If test content is reloaded, all cached test content from the Pearson server is deleted and reloaded.
  2. Double-click the shortcut for ProctorCache to open it.
  3. Click the Tests tab.
  4. To filter your list, enter search criteria and select a value from the drop-down list. Click Clear to reset your search criteria.
  5. Select the test content to reload, and click Reload.
  6. Enter the default or custom proctor password in the popup window.

Test content is reloaded.

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