AdminStudio 2014

In this class you will learn to master the most comprehensive packaging solution for your Windows deployments.

Create packages for Windows 7/8/10, customize MSI packages, create patches ... You also learn how to virtualize your applications including Microsoft App-V. And finally, you will be able to validate your packages for Windows 7/8/10 or IE 7/8 9/10/11 and, detect conflicts between packages. In addition, AdminStudio is the packaging solution available with LANDesk Management Suite.

And, a must-have training to create packages with ZENworks for Desktop or ZCM.

You should be comfortable with the following:
- Good Microsoft Windows knowledge
- Basic development skills (Visual Basic, VBScript, etc.)

What will you get out of this training ?
1. Introduction to AdminStudio

Architecture and Adminstudio tools

2. Installshield, an essential component of AdminStudio
Introduction to Installshield and Windows Installer

Create a package
- Your first MSI project
  - Global options
  - Features & Components
  - Installation Sequences, Dialog Boxes and Actions
  - Releases
- Components: Basic features
  - File copy
  - Windows registry
  - Shortcuts
  - Component "Key"
- Components: Advanced features
  - File association
  - Environment variables
  - ODBC: DSN and drivers
  - Manage rights on customer machine
  - Modifiy Ini, XML and Text files during installation
  - Windows Services

Repair, "Self-repair" and "Advertised Shortcuts"

User Interface, dialog boxes and actions (standard and custom)

How to create reusable elements
- Merge Module (.MSM)
- Prerequisites
- Chained MSI packages

How to manage packages evolution
- Patches
- Updates

External packages customization
- Edit a package
- Create a Transform (.MST)

Convert a non-MSI package to MSI (Repackaging)
- Using Installation Monitoring
- Using Snapshot Mode

Command-line switches
- Installation
- Silent installation
- Passing properties from the command line
- How to create a log
- Repair
- Uninstall

3. Test your packages against your environment using Conflict Solver
Create an OS Snapshot
Import Windows Installer and Virtual Packages
Identify Conflicts
Validate packages against Microsoft "best-practices"
Create your own validation rules
Resolve conflicts using Isolation

4. Simulate deployment using "Pre-deployment test"

5. Test your packages using "Quality Monitor"

6.  AdminStudio and application virtualization
What is « application virtualization » ?
Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenApp and VMWare ThinApp
Compile a project to obtain a virtual package
Repackage to obtain a virtual package
Convert automatically a Windows Installer package to a virtual package

7. AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack
Test your packages against Windows 7, 8, 2008 R2, 2012 …
Remediate applications automatically or manually

8. Q&A

Duration: 5 days

Price: CHF 4'950.--


Event Date 16 Nov 2017
Event End Date 20 Nov 2017
Individual Price CHF4,950.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this date, you may try choosing other dates, if available for this event.

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