Difference Between InstallShield Objects and Merge Modules

Objects and merge modules are quite similar in functionality. Both can be inserted into an InstallShield project. They both are essentially self-contained projects that install files, create registry entries, and perform other actions when needed. An easy way to differentiate between objects and merge modules in InstallShield is by their icons. A merge module looks like: While an Object icon looks somewhat different: There are two main differences between objects and merge modules: 1. Objects contain wizards. When an Object is selected for insertion into an InstallShield project, a wizard appears that allows you to configure the Object. Merge modules…

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Flexera Software Customer Community

Flexera Software provides a wide variety of resources for customers to engage other customers, access product resources such as documentation and a Knowledge Base, engage technical support, download licensed products and submit product enhancement suggestions. All of these resources and more are available in the Flexera Software Customer Community. Watch this short video to learn more.

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Flexera Software Customer Community

Flexera Software provides a wide variety of resources for customers to engage other customers, access product resources such as documentation and a Knowledge Base, engage technical support, download licensed products and submit product enhancement suggestions. All of these resources and more are available in the Flexera Software Customer Community. Watch this short video to learn more.

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Flexera Software Customer Community

Flexera Software provides a wide variety of resources for customers to engage other customers, access product resources such as documentation and a Knowledge Base, engage technical support, download licensed products and submit product enhancement suggestions. All of these resources and more are available in the Flexera Software Customer Community. Watch this short video to learn more.

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Flexera Software Customer Community

Flexera Software provides a wide variety of resources for customers to engage other customers, access product resources such as documentation and a Knowledge Base, engage technical support, download licensed products and submit product enhancement suggestions. All of these resources and more are available in the Flexera Software Customer Community. Watch this short video to learn more.

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Windows as a Service: What Does Windows 10 Mean for Your Business?

“Upgrades may break apps”, that’s the issue that enterprises face every time they introduce new operating systems or platforms into their enterprise environment. Maturing your Application Readiness process will empower your organization to keep up with Windows updates and ensure compatibility and predictability of your application service delivery.

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You’re Getting Warmer—License Management for Hot, Warm, and Cold Backup Servers

By John Emmitt Managing datacenter server software licenses, as we all know, can be a challenge. One of those challenges is dealing with licensing terms and conditions related to backup servers. First, you have to know—what is the “temperature” of that backup server—hot, warm or cold. Licensing requirements are typically different depending on the type of backup in question. Licensing terms and conditions also vary from publisher to publisher and product to product. Let’s try to define some terms—what do we mean by hot, warm and cold backup (or “standby”) servers? What about Active and Passive Failover? Hot Backup Server…

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Dana Tackles Datacenter Software Asset Management

By John Emmitt For those of you responsible for software asset management (SAM) and license optimization in the datacenter, please check out our new video. Dana, IT Asset Manager at Mid2Mega Corporation, is given responsibility for managing licenses in their datacenter environment. She turns to FlexNet Manager Suite for Enterprises, which she has already been using for license management and optimization for their desktop environment: To learn more about Flexera Software’s datacenter server software asset management and license optimization solutions, please visit our website. You may also be interested in viewing our on-demand webinar: Optimized License Management for the Datacenter

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Need to Customize InstallAnywhere’s Machine Reboot Message?

If a software installer requires a machine to reboot, it will display a message in the Install Complete panel. You can customize that message and here’s how. • Go the Install Complete panel in the Post-Install sequence • Look for a property on the right side that says “When $RESTART_NEEDED$ equals _____, show this message” • “No” will be initially selected • In the drop down menu, select either of these options: YES_REQUIRED or YES_RECOMMENDED • You can see the display message and customize it in that box Important note: The $RESTART_NEEDED$ variable is not set to what is selected…

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management Suites

The Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Mobility Management solutions for 2015 was just released and it’s good to see that some of our key partners are positioned as leaders and visionaries. The mobile space has evolved quickly and enterprises are changing right along with it, trying to keep up with the latest trends and technology advancements. After a meteoric rise of mobility over the past 10 years, many enterprises have ended up with two distinct groups that manage either mobile devices or desktops. One of the most interesting ideas that the new Gartner quadrant points out is that mobile device…

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Software License Optimization Maturity Model: Optimization – Level 4

By Randy Littleson In this four part series, we’re going to break down the Software License Optimization Maturity Model and discuss what you can achieve at each level of maturity. This is the fourth in the series on Optimization – Level 4. You can view the rest of the series here: Installation Assessed – Level 1 Usage Understood – Level 2 Continuous Compliance – Level 3 Level 4 – Optimization – Is your enterprise software optimized? Finally, organizations reach Level 4, Optimization. At this level, organizations are fully leveraging their software license entitlements—product use rights—proactively, to minimize license consumption and…

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