RuckZuck, a Software Package Manager for Windows

RuckZuck is a new Software Package Manager for Windows with a simple graphical User-Interface. RuckZuck has it’s own Repository but it does not store binaries of the Software, just the links to where the software can be downloaded. It detects installed Software based on entries an “Add-Remove Programs” and provides Updates if newer version exists in the repository. Users can...

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Application Deployment: InstallShield

InstallShield is one of the most popular tools used to build software installations. It can construct MSI installers, or be used to wrap an EXE around an MSI (known as an InstallShield wrapper). Depending on the version of AdminStudio you have, you also have a copy of InstallShield. The enterprise edition of AdminStudio comes with the InstallShield Premier, while the...

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Capturing Application Settings after Install

One of the biggest challenges in application deployment is modifying settings post-install. These “settings” can include customizing application preferences, tying the application to a data source, activating the software, or accepting the EULA. This article will explore where to find these settings and how to deploy them as part of your deployment. These processes are system-agnostic, meaning that they will...

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Installer Cheat Sheet Series – Part 3

By Cary Roys Continuing on in our Installer Cheat Sheet Series, this week’s Cheat Sheet is the Installer Folders Cheat Sheet. Most packagers and setup developers have had that moment when they knew where a file needed to go, but weren’t quite sure how to get it there. This is a Cheat Sheet for the translation between how the common folder paths resolve, and the variables you’re most likely to need to map those values to in the installation. Note that the behavior of InstallScript variables is somewhat more complex than this chart suggests, changing based on project type and…

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Application Deployment: Using AdminStudio Repackager

AdminStudio is a product from Flexera Software that can be a complete, end-to-end application management system. It includes products for application modification and deployment. It comes with Repackager, Tuner, and InstallShield, as well as a host of other products. This article will focus exclusively on Repackager. I will start with all of the information you need to know about Repackager,...

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AppClarity 4.0 is now available for download

Hello All, We are pleased to announce that AppClarity 4.0 is now available. You can get it from the support portal or alternatively by calling support or 1E. AppClarity 4.0 includes a number of very exciting features: Agentless Server Software Inventory AppClarity now has the … Continue reading

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AppClarity 4.0 is now available for download

Hello All, We are pleased to announce that AppClarity 4.0 is now available. You can get it from the support portal or alternatively by calling support or 1E. AppClarity 4.0 includes a number of very exciting features: Agentless Server Software Inventory AppClarity now has the … Continue reading

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AppClarity 4.0 is now available for download

Hello All, We are pleased to announce that AppClarity 4.0 is now available. You can get it from the support portal or alternatively by calling support or 1E. AppClarity 4.0 includes a number of very exciting features: Agentless Server Software Inventory AppClarity now has the … Continue reading

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Configuring Package Features from a Suite/Advanced UI or Advanced UI Installer

By Josh Stechnij To ease readability, this article uses the terms Suite project to refer to both Suite/Advanced UI project and Advanced UI project. Suite installer projects enable you to create a feature selection tree that allows end users to select and deselect which packages should be installed at runtime. This support is available through the Features and Packages views in the InstallShield IDE. Furthermore, you can also configure the Suite features to allow selection or deselection of a feature contained in an MSI or InstallScript package. As an example, consider a Suite installer project that contains the following top-level…

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Tips for Using 64-Bit SQL Script Support in InstallShield

By Hidenori Yamanishi InstallShield 2012 Spring includes support for running SQL scripts on 64-bit database servers. The SQLBrowse run-time dialog that is displayed when end users choose to browse for a database server can list instances of 64-bit database servers, and the SQLLogin run-time dialog can connect to an instance of 64-bit database server when end users click the Next button. Note the following tips for creating installations that target 64-bit database servers using InstallShield: The SQL support in InstallShield requires a 32-bit version of the database client software. To support this functionality behind the scenes, InstallShield uses 32-bit MSI…

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