Packaging Tools for OS X

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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: http://www.flexerasoftware.com/landing/Microsoft-Security-Update-IS-AR-KB2962872.html 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

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Microsoft has just published a new knowledge basic article regarding virtualization of Adobe Reader X/XI with App-V 5.0. More Information: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2900929 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

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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

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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.        

Nullsoft Winamp shutdown

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  Nullsoft known as vendor in software packaging for its NSIS, a leading open source installation system, did announce to set the product Winamp end of life. Winamp has been sold to AOL in 1999 and Nullsoft became a division in AOL. The Winamp shutdown does not affect the NSIS software but it’s support forum. Continue Reading

Active Setup and Per-User/Per-Machine registry

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The Windows Installer allows you to create a setup which will dynamically writes registry keys into either  HKCU or HKLM. This behaviour is then controlled by the “ALLUSERS” Property. The Windows Installer Help describes this feature as follow:  Constant  Hexadecimal  Decimal  Root key  (none)  – 0x001  -1  If this is a per-user installation, the registry Continue Reading

Gridmetric’s Application Virtualization Explorer 3.0 is out now! (with App-V 5.0 support)

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We are very pleasured to notice the announcement of Gridmetric’s Application Virtualization Explorer 3.0 with App-V 5.0 Support. As one of our favourite tool of choice for app-v editing and customization we were really looking forward to this release. We will include this tool into our existing App-V 5.0 Workshop documents and hope to rocket Continue Reading

Applications that are sequenced through the App-V 5.0 SP1 sequencer may not be installed correctly

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Microsoft has published a new Knowledge Database regarding an issue with the MSI generation of the APP-V 5.0 SP1 X64 Sequencer. However only the 64-bit sequencer is affected by this issue. Symptoms are described as following: Applications that are sequenced through the Microsoft Application Virtualization 5.0 Service Pack 1 (App-V 5.0 SP1) sequencer may not Continue Reading

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