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Application packaging

This web-based training course on Application packaging functionality, administration and development, is available online to all individuals, institutions, corporates and enterprises in India (New Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkatta), US, UK, Canada, Australia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (UAE), China and South Africa. No matter where you are located, you can enroll for any training with us - because all our training sessions are delivered online by live instructors using interactive, intensive learning methods.

Application packaging or re-packaging is the inherent process of developing and automating the deployment of the developed software on multiple platforms using a predefined set of characteristics and behaviors. With the help of application packaging the increasing volume of software on the desktop and servers can be managed efficiently and effectively. Software services such as configuration and deployment can be managed efficiently, and packaging can also help reduce application support and management costs included in the development and deployment.

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Course Details

This AdminStudio Application Packaging training course provides the requisite knowledge for re-packaging the various traditional setups into windows installer packages and also customizes the said packages as per your needs and requirements. The best practices for application packaging will be provided and the participants will gain hands-on experience of transforming third-party MSI packages and also run test center tests against the MSIs. This course is taught from scratch and only the familiarity with windows explorer and windows registry to successfully complete this course.


Introduction to the Application Packaging Process

  • Windows Installer
  • Benefits of Windows Installer
  • The Format of a Windows Installer Installation
  • Various Windows Installer Concepts and Terminologies

How to prepare for Application Packaging

  • Methods of creating the Storage Structure
  • How to Define Standard Images
  • Performing Project Documentation
  • How to install a Repackager on Your Repackaging Image
  • Global Exclusion Lists

Application Repackaging procedures

  • The Repackager Best Practices
  • How to use the Repackager Interface
  • Understanding Repackager Interface-Tools Menu
  • Working with The Repackaging Wizard
  • Methods of using Installation Monitoring to Repackage an Application
  • How to use Snapshot Mode to Repackage an Application
  • The Repackager Output
  • How to review the Repackaged Data
  • Methods of working with Repackaging Projects

How to test the Repackaged Installation

  • Methods of running MSI Installations
  • The various Testing Guidelines
  • Commonly Performed Tests

InstallShield Editor

  • Overview and introduction
  • Setting Various Editor Options
  • Working with Application Data
  • Understanding Path Variables
  • Using Shortcuts
  • Working with Registry Data
  • Included INI Files
  • Working with Environment Variables
  • The Per-Application Paths
  • Implementing Conditions
  • Methods of Building Releases
  • How to validate the MSI Package
  • Methods of Creating Templates

Advanced Editor Topics

  • How to search for Data on Target Machines
  • Direct Editor methods
  • How to handle Locked-Down Environments
  • COM Registration procedures

Custom Actions and implementations

  • The Windows Installer Sequences
  • How to use Custom Action Scheduling Options
  • Using The Custom Actions and Sequences View
  • The various Common Custom Action Types
  • How to Create Custom Actions

Methods of Creating a Windows Installer Transform

  • Introducing the Tuner
  • How to create a Response Transform
  • Methods of editing the Transform Using Tuner
  • How to Apply a Transform
  • How to use the InstallShield Editor to Create a Customized Transform Template (Generic MST)
  • When and how to Use the Tuner versus the Editor to Create or Modify a Transform

Application Management

  • The Application Catalog
  • How to import Merge Modules
  • Methods of working with Groups to Organize the Application Catalog
  • Creating and Importing OS Snapshots
  • Importing Windows Installer and Virtual Packages

Test Center

  • Overview of Best Practice Rules
  • Overview of Using the Conflict Wizard
  • Testing for Application Compatibility Overview

Upgrading Products

  • Preparing for Major Upgrades
  • Defining the Upgrade Settings
  • Deploying a Major Upgrade

Additional Topics That May be Covered If Time Allows

  • Introduction to the Automated Application Converter
  • Introduction to Using InstallShield Editor to Create Virtual Applications

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