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Adminstudio best practices?

Does anyone out there know of a good guide for setting up an Adminstudio PC? Specifically I am looking for something that will tell me which services etc. should be off so as not to interfere with capturing with the re-packager tool.
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Re: Adminstudio best practices?

IMHO, the Best tip is to Not use the Repackager except in very rare
cases and in those cases find another method.

Use sites such as Appdeploy.com to figure out how to customer and
automate most major apps. It will also provide guidelines on how to
automate others.

Nearly every application is directly an MSI or an MSI excapsulated in an
EXE than can be extracted and installed outside of the EXE shell.

The use of MST, MSI Property Parameters, and MSI editors will result in
a more reliable install.

When that proves impossible, then some type of keystroke emulation may
even work better than the AdminStudio repackager.




On 1/30/2012 4:56 PM, akwyjibo wrote:
>
> Does anyone out there know of a good guide for setting up an Adminstudio
> PC? Specifically I am looking for something that will tell me which
> services etc. should be off so as not to interfere with capturing with
> the re-packager tool.
>
>



--
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

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Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.
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akwyjibo Absent Member.
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Re: Adminstudio best practices?

Good to know. Thank you!

craig_wilson;2171771 wrote:
IMHO, the Best tip is to Not use the Repackager except in very rare
cases and in those cases find another method.

Use sites such as Appdeploy.com to figure out how to customer and
automate most major apps. It will also provide guidelines on how to
automate others.

Nearly every application is directly an MSI or an MSI excapsulated in an
EXE than can be extracted and installed outside of the EXE shell.

The use of MST, MSI Property Parameters, and MSI editors will result in
a more reliable install.

When that proves impossible, then some type of keystroke emulation may
even work better than the AdminStudio repackager.




On 1/30/2012 4:56 PM, akwyjibo wrote:
>
> Does anyone out there know of a good guide for setting up an Adminstudio
> PC? Specifically I am looking for something that will tell me which
> services etc. should be off so as not to interfere with capturing with
> the re-packager tool.
>
>



--
Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA
Novell Knowledge Partner

Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.
These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.
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Knowledge Partner
Knowledge Partner

Re: Adminstudio best practices?

I would second Craig's comment on the repackager. MSIs can be evil,
very evil and you are much better off learning how the app installs
(for example by studying appdeploy).

The best approach to customisation is often to do the standard silent
install and then have a bundle do whatever else is needed.

--
Anders Gustafsson (NKP)
The Aaland Islands (N60 E20)

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