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Document: Application Bundling Procedure

Hello; it's me again.

I've been asked to assemble a good application bundling procedure. I've put together a few documents, but I'm thinking they could be a lot better. (I've attached them to this message; be sure to trim the ".TXT" off the Word doc.) Would folks here be interested in making any suggestions?

Thanks.

P.S.: Feel free to use them in you own shop.
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First, thanks for sharing your good work. It's the kind of document I'm sure every ZCM Admin means to write but never actually gets around to! With this as a starting point/template I think you will massively help a lot of people!

I think you do a good job of laying it out. You could add some references to useful sources for installation help e.g. http://www.msiwisdom.com/ , http://www.itninja.com/ (formerly appdeploy), etc. You might even mention http://bundlecommander.com/index.php/products as even the standard (free) version is pretty handy (Pro is great, especially with the Application Setup Center - quick plug for Roel! 😉

It might be worth expanding on the following:
- System Requirements - these can be key to prevent unnecessary distribution/redistribution attempts - what are the standards you want the 'bundler' to follow e.g. always check for certain elements? (e.g. OS and architecture), organisation/department specific variables that might exist on built machines, etc.
- Action security levels (e.g. run as logged in user, secure system user or DAU) - discuss how these operate i.e. what they can do locally, what they can/can't access (e.g. network resources), what the preference is, etc.
- Uninstall options - discuss whether these are required, how might be used (disassociation..!?!), configuration, etc.
- Sandbox & Test devices - how these can be used to test and pilot changes before mass publication

Just a few thoughts that spring to mind, I'm sure there are more and hope that others will also add the things they usually try to cover

Thanks again

David
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Thanks, David.
Please see below for a revised version.
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Revised, with input from djbrightman.

Please see attached.
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