Hotfix Package 1 for Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 3 is now available

As announced by Microsoft on the 18th March the hotfix Package 1 for App-V 5.0 Sp3 is now available The following issues were addressed: Issue 1: Virtualized Adobe Acrobat running through an App-V Client on Windows 7 crashes or stops responding because of DLL issues Virtualized Adobe Acrobat running on Windows 7 may crash or Continue Reading

InstallShield 2014 SP1 for AdminStudio

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As some customers already have noted Flexera has released Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2014 back in December 2014. In contrast to previous updates Flexera did not release a separate update for the AdminStudio 2014 Suite. Therefore you need to run the InstallShield 2014 Sp1 setup to update your current AdminStudio Installation. The software (update) Continue Reading

Running Wise Package Studio on Windows 10 and SQL Server 2014


  Wise Package Studio is now for multiple years End of Life but it still have a solid base of user using it. Is Wise Package Studio 8.0 MR1 compatible with Windows 10 and Microsoft SQL Server 14? This question has been raised several times to me – so here is my basic setup and Continue Reading

Upgrade to Java Runtime 8 now

    Finally after a long developer preview phase Oracle did made it’s Runtime Version 8 to the default download on This version is also available as Direct Package Download from Ontrex Software Package Atelier – more informations about our DPD service

Packaging Tools for OS X


Finding the best tool is sometimes very difficult. This is why i show you here my favorite packaging tools for OS X. Iceberg Iceberg is an Integrated Packaging Environment (IPE) that allows you to create packages or metapackages conforming to the Mac OS X specifications. It’s easy to use and offers a lot of settings. Continue Reading

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Microsoft’s Security Update – Impact on InstallShield and InstallShield for AdminStudio (KB2962872)

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Flexera has released an advisory which informs that InstallShield 2011-2014 may crash after the installation of KB2962872 (MS14-037) which was released last tuesday. Currently the only way to restore functionality is to uninstall the microsoft patch or implementing the workaround in the following article: Flexera is working with Microsoft to resolve the issue. Feel free Continue Reading

Adobe Reader X and Adobe Reader XI can be virtualized and deployed by using App-V 5.0


Microsoft has just published a new knowledge basic article regarding virtualization of Adobe Reader X/XI with App-V 5.0. More Information: Regards, SPA Team

Do’s & Don’ts regarding Client Design

Don’ts: Customized Shortcut Locations Why? People are getting used to certain pattern/schematics. Starting office right from Office Folder is the way they are also used at home. Going through some special fancy menu design (e.g Standard Applications/Office Application/Office 2010/) just wastes time and is sometimes very difficult to implement for some software installers (e.g Adobe Continue Reading

Wise Script requires a higher edition

Wise Installation System

The last version of Wise Script Editor has been released by Flexera Software in the year 2012. It is a stand-alone installer called WiseScript Package Editor.msi and can be downloaded here. In order to run the Wise Script Editor you must run AdminStudio for Symantec otherwise you will get the following message: Running Wise Script Editor Continue Reading

AdminStudio 2013 R2 SP1


Flexera has released the first service pack for AdminStudio 2013 R2. The updated SP1 installer (full version) can now be downloaded from the “Product and License Center”.   This is a bugfix release only. the full list of changes/fixes is available in the release notes.