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AdminStudio 10.0 SP1
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15 July 2011
Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 2
Getting Started ............................................................................................................................... 3
New Features.................................................................................................................................. 5
AdminStudio 10.0 Service Pack 1 .............................................................................................................. 5
Integrated Compatibility Solver Reporting in Application Manager ................................................................... 5
Enhancements to the Application Readiness Dashboard.................................................................................. 9
New Virtualization Readiness Dashboard......................................................................................................... 13
Enhanced Virtualization Suitability View With XenApp and ThinApp Suitability .............................................. 14
New Windows Terminal Server (Remote Desktop) Tests................................................................................. 17
Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 Support ..................................................................................................................... 20
Windows 7 SP1 and Internet Explorer 9 Support ............................................................................................. 20
AdminStudio 10.0 ...................................................................................................................................... 20
New “Application-Centric” Organization Model in Application Manager ......................................................... 21
Import Microsoft App-V Packages Into Your Application Catalog and Manage All Data ................................ 22
Virtual Package Editor....................................................................................................................................... 23
Advanced Reports and Dashboards................................................................................................................. 23
Application Compatibility Testing with Compatibility Solver ............................................................................ 24
Distributing Packages to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager ................................................... 25
Citrix XenApp 6 Support.................................................................................................................................... 25
Bulk Import of App-V Virtual Packages Using Application Manager Configuration File.................................. 25
InstallShield 2011 .............................................................................................................................................. 26
Components/Editions .................................................................................................................. 28
System Requirements.................................................................................................................. 31
AdminStudio Client Tool Machine............................................................................................................ 31
Application Catalog Database Server...................................................................................................... 31
AdminStudio Web Server.......................................................................................................................... 32
Software Repository Server ..................................................................................................................... 32
Virtual Machines........................................................................................................................................ 33
Resolved Issues ........................................................................................................................... 35
AdminStudio 10.0 SP1 .............................................................................................................................. 35
AdminStudio 10.0 ...................................................................................................................................... 36
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Introduction
AdminStudio 10 is the industry’s first comprehensive Application Readiness solution enabling
organizations to strategically manage application packaging and remediation across their entire
software estate, mitigating Windows 7 and application virtualization migration risks.
With as many as 35% of an enterprise’s applications requiring updates in any given year, coupled with
the explosive growth in Windows 7 migrations and virtualization initiatives, compatibility assessment,
remediation and packaging processes are now of strategic importance to IT organizations. AdminStudio
delivers application packaging efficiencies as much as nine times greater compared to manual efforts.
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AdminStudio 10 now lets users centrally manage and report on the virtual and traditional
application portfolio for an overall view of the application estate’s readiness for each format.
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A new, unified “application-centric” Application Catalog manages all deployment types for an
application, enabling all packages—including virtual packages—to be handled with the same
process and tools as those used for MSIs, eliminating the cost and complexity of having multiple
solutions and repositories.
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Moreover, AdminStudio 10 is now powered by the latest version of the world’s leading MSI
authoring and editing tool, InstallShield® 2011, giving users complete flexibility in editing packages
using the same installation preparation tool relied on by over 71,000 ISVs worldwide.
AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack
Available as part of AdminStudio Suite is the new AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack.
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It automatically assesses all applications to accurately calculate the effort and cost of the migration
project.
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It also pinpoints and fixes application compatibility issues for desktop, server and web-based
applications. As a result, packagers can test applications in minutes instead of weeks and obtain an
overall view of the compatibility of all applications, including which ones require fixing for
deployment on Windows 7 or Internet Explorer 8.
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Moreover, for applications that do require remediation, AdminStudio Application Compatibility Pack
generates a standard MSI transform, automatically fixing in a matter of minutes 98% of installation
package-related Windows 7 compatibility issues. This drastically reduces overall costs by removing
the need for skilled packaging and support resources and manual efforts.
AdminStudio Virtualization Pack
AdminStudio 10.0 also includes enhancements to AdminStudio Virtualization Pack, which prepares
reliable virtual applications for deployment with a complete set of suitability testing, automated
conversion, validation, editing and management reporting capabilities.
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Enhanced validation and conflict testing of Microsoft App-V packages supports packagers in
managing both MSI and App-V with the same tool and processes to ensure a consistent, unified
approach.
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Packagers can also directly edit App-V packages, saving significant time and effort by eliminating
the need to re-convert from an MSI when a change to an App-V package is required.
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AdminStudio Virtualization Pack’s enhancements also include robust suitability testing—removing
the trial and error approach to determining if applications can be virtualized. This, along with
customizable reports and dashboard, provides essential decision support for choosing the
appropriate delivery/deployment technology via continuous reporting on the application estate’s
readiness for each format.
AdminStudio 10.0 SP1
In AdminStudio 10.0 SP1, AdminStudio offers an even more fully integrated application readiness
solution by including the following new features:
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Compatibility Solver integration with Application Manager—You can now view a summary of
Compatibility Solver test results in Application Manager’s Application Readiness Dashboard, and
can view Compatibility Solver test results for an individual package in the new Application
Compatibility View.
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Expanded virtualization suitability testing—Virtualization suitability testing has been expanded
to include not only testing for suitability to convert a package to Microsoft App-V format, but also to
convert to Citrix XenApp and VMware ThinApp formats. This enables you to test the suitability of
applications for multiple delivery technologies early in your planning process so you can select the
optimal technology for your application portfolio.
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Enhanced Remote Desktop testing—Additional Windows Terminal Server / Remote Desktop
ACE tests have been added to the Conflict Wizard, which provide an extra level of confidence when
delivering applications via Remote Desktop.
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Support for latest Microsoft OS releases—AdminStudio has been updated to run on and
support the recent releases of Windows 7 Service Pack 1, and Internet Explorer 9.
Getting Started
AdminStudio 10.0 has a redesigned Start Page which makes it easy for you to quickly get started
evaluating and using AdminStudio. The new Start Page’s tabbed interface provides process information
on how to perform the following key procedures using AdminStudio:
Procedure
Procedure
Test for Application
Compatibility
Use Compatibility Solver to test for application readiness on
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows Server
2008 R2 platforms, as well as compatibility with Internet
Explorer 8.0.
Migrate to Application
Virtualization
Migrate your application portfolio into virtual applications that
are ready for deployment within the enterprise.
Migrate to Windows
Installer
Migrate legacy setups to deployable Windows Installer
packages.
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Procedure
Procedure
Set Up Infrastructure
Perform one-time setup tasks: connect to an Application
Catalog, prepare virtual machines for use in automated
repackaging and testing, configure e-mail, create a
Compatibility Solver database, and download Compatibility
Solver reports.
Important • It is highly recommended that you spend some time reviewing the flowcharts on the
AdminStudio Start Pages to become familiar with AdminStudio’s new and existing capabilities.
As an example, the Migrate to Application Virtualization tab is shown below.
Figure 1: Migrate to Application Virtualization Tab of AdminStudio Start Page
Each tab explains how to perform a key AdminStudio procedure. Each procedure is broken down into
several tasks, which are identified at the top of each column.
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As you review these flowcharts, note the following:
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Steps—Review the numbered steps in each task.
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Learn more—Click on Learn More... to launch detailed help topics on how to perform each step.
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Tool launch buttons—To get started performing a task, click the button at the bottom of the
column to launch the appropriate AdminStudio tool.
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Create New Project—Click this button to create a new Project, which you can use to guide you
through the steps in a procedure.
New Features
This section describes the new features in the following versions of AdminStudio:
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AdminStudio 10.0 Service Pack 1
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AdminStudio 10.0
AdminStudio 10.0 Service Pack 1
The AdminStudio 10.0 Service Pack 1 release includes the following new features:
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Integrated Compatibility Solver Reporting in Application Manager
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Enhancements to the Application Readiness Dashboard
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New Virtualization Readiness Dashboard
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Enhanced Virtualization Suitability View With XenApp and ThinApp Suitability
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New Windows Terminal Server (Remote Desktop) Tests
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Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 Support
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Windows 7 SP1 and Internet Explorer 9 Support
Integrated Compatibility Solver Reporting in Application Manager
In AdminStudio 10.0 SP1, Compatibility Solver test results have been integrated into Application
Manager. You can now view a summary of Compatibility Solver test results in Application Manager’s
Application Readiness Dashboard, and can view Compatibility Solver test results for an individual
package in the new Application Compatibility View.
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Viewing Compatibility Solver Test Results in the Application Readiness Dashboard
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New Application Compatibility Dashboard Report
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New Application Compatibility View in Application Manager
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Connecting the AdminStudio Application Catalog Database to the Compatibility Solver Database
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Viewing Compatibility Solver Test Results in the Application Readiness
Dashboard
Windows 7 application compatibility test results from Compatibility Solver are now displayed in the
Application Readiness Dashboard:
Figure 2: Windows 7 Application Compatibility Test Results in the Application Readiness Dashboard
You can click on any section of the chart to open more detailed reports.
Figure 3: Packages with Serious Issues Found
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New Application Compatibility Dashboard Report
The new Application Compatibility Dashboard—which is opened by selecting Application
Compatibility Dashboard from the Select Report list on the Application Catalog view—provides a
snapshot of the compatibility test results of the currently imported applications in Compatibility Solver.
This report not only displays Windows 7 application compatibility test results, but also Windows 64-bit
and Windows Server 2008 R2 compatibility issues.
Figure 4: Application Compatibility Dashboard
You can click on any section of the chart to open more detailed reports.
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New Application Compatibility View in Application Manager
In Application Manager, a new Application Compatibility View displays the Compatibility Solver test
results for the selected Windows Installer package.
Figure 5: Application Compatibility View in Application Manager
The following is displayed on the Application Compatibility View:
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Serious and Fixable issues—This view lists the number of serious and fixable issues for three
sets of compatibility tests: Windows 64-bit, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2. If no issues
were found, No Issues is displayed.
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No tests run in Compatibility Solver—If the package has been loaded into Compatibility Solver,
but no tests have been run, Not Tested is displayed.
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Package not loaded in Compatibility Solver—If the package has not been loaded into
Compatibility Solver, no results will be displayed.
You can click on any section of the chart to open more detailed reports:
Figure 6: Windows 7 Test Results: Issues Found With Fixes Available
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Connecting the AdminStudio Application Catalog Database to the
Compatibility Solver Database
In order to integrate Compatibility Solver test results into the AdminStudio Application Catalog—making
them available to display in AdminStudio report views—you need to specify the location of the
Compatibility Solver Database on the Application Catalog tab of the AdminStudio Options dialog
box.
Figure 7: Compatibility Solver Database Property on AdminStudio Options Dialog Box
Enhancements to the Application Readiness Dashboard
In addition to the Compatibility Solver integration described in the previous section, several additional
enhancements and updates have been made to the Application Manager Application Readiness
Dashboard:
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Enhanced App-V Virtualization Readiness Report
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Windows Installer and Virtualization Best Practices Reports
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Error Category Breakdown
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Enhanced App-V Virtualization Readiness Report
The redesigned App-V Virtualization Readiness report in the Application Readiness Dashboard
shows a summary of the App-V virtualization status of packages in the Application Catalog, identifying
packages as being Ready, Fixable Issues, Not Ready, Not Tested, or Already Virtualized.
Figure 2-1: App-V Virtualization Readiness Report
If you click on one of the categories of this report, you will see of a list of the packages in that category:
Figure 2-2: App-V Virtualization Readiness Detail Report
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If you then click on the highlighted Product Name in one of these detail reports, the Extended
Information report for that package opens, listing the suitability issues that were found and the specific
area of the package which triggered that issue.
Figure 3: Extended Information on Custom Action Suitability Issue
Note • Charts that indicate the virtualization readiness status of packages in the Application Catalog for
all three supported virtual formats—Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenApp, and VMware ThinApp—are available
in a new report introduced in AdminStudio 10.0 SP1: the New Virtualization Readiness Dashboard.
Windows Installer and Virtualization Best Practices Reports
The charts in the Application Readiness Dashboard that show the results of ICE validation of Windows
Installer packages and best practices testing and conflict analysis of Windows Installer and App-V
packages have been reorganized into two groups:
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Windows Installer Best Practices
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Virtualization Best Practices
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Windows Installer Best Practices
The results of ICE validation, best practices testing, and conflict analysis of Windows Installer packages
in the Application Catalog are now grouped in one area of the dashboard entitled Windows Installer
Best Practices:
Figure 4: Windows Installer Best Practices Charts
These charts identify the Windows Installer packages in the Application Catalog as being in one of the
following categories: Not Tested, Errors, Warnings, or No Issues. You can click on any section of
these charts to view a list of the packages in that category.
Virtualization Best Practices
The results of best practices testing and conflict analysis of App-V packages in the Application Catalog
are now grouped in one area of the dashboard entitled Virtualization Best Practices:
Figure 5: Virtualization Best Practices Charts
These charts identify the App-V packages in the Application Catalog as being in one of the following
categories: Not Tested, Errors, Warnings, No Issues. You can click on any section of these charts to
view a list of the packages in that category.
Error Category Breakdown
In AdminStudio 10.0, the Error Category Breakdown chart was displayed in the Application
Readiness Dashboard. In AdminStudio 10.0 SP1, you open this report by selecting Error Category
Breakdown from the Select Report list of the Application Catalog View.
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New Virtualization Readiness Dashboard
Summary charts that indicate the virtualization readiness status of packages in the Application Catalog
for all three supported virtual formats—Microsoft App-V, Citrix XenApp, and VMware ThinApp—are
available in a new report introduced in AdminStudio 10.0 SP1: the Virtualization Readiness
Dashboard. This dashboard also shows the results of best practice and conflict testing of the App-V
packages in the Application Catalog.
You open the Virtualization Readiness Dashboard by selecting Virtualization Readiness Dashboard
from the Select Report list in the Application Catalog View.
Figure 6: Virtualization Readiness Dashboard
Virtualization Readiness Charts
The bar charts in the Virtualization Readiness area of the Virtualization Readiness Dashboard
identify the virtualization status of Windows Installer packages in the Application Catalog for each of the
supported virtualization technologies—App-V, ThinApp, and XenApp.
Packages are automatically tested at import and are assigned one of the following statuses: Already
Virtualized, Not Tested, Not Ready, Fixable Issues, or Ready.
You can click on any section of these charts to view a list of the packages in that category.
App-V Best Practices and App-V Conflicts Charts
The bar charts in the App-V Best Practices and App-V Conflicts areas of the Application
Readiness Dashboard summarize the results of best practice testing and conflict analysis of App-V
packages in the Application Catalog.
Packages are tested either automatically at import or by using the Conflict Wizard, and are assigned
one of the following statuses: Not Tested, Errors, Warnings, or No Issues.
You can click on any section of these charts to view a list of the App-V packages in that category.
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Enhanced Virtualization Suitability View With XenApp and ThinApp
Suitability
Virtualization suitability testing has been expanded to include not only testing for suitability to convert a
package to Microsoft App-V format, but also to convert to Citrix XenApp and VMware ThinApp formats.
You can view the results of virtualization suitability testing of an individual package on the new
Virtualization Suitability View, which is opened by selecting the Virtualization Suitability node
under a Windows Installer package in the Application Manager tree.
Figure 7: Virtualization Suitability View
Issues are grouped into three categories: Fixable Issues, Serious Issues, and Automatically
Resolvable Issues by Repackaging.
If you click on one of the categories on the bars, a detailed report of those issues is displayed.
Figure 8: Virtualization Suitability View - Detailed Report
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Tip • Packages are automatically tested for virtualization readiness during import into the Application
Catalog or when you upgrade an existing Application Catalog. To manually retest a package or group of
packages for virtualization readiness, select a package, application, or group in the Application Manager
tree and select Run Virtualization Readiness from the context menu.
Virtualization Suitability Issues
AdminStudio uses the following set of tests to determine if a Windows Installer package is a suitable
candidate for virtualization to Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp, or Citrix XenApp formats.
Table 2-1 • Virtualization Suitability Issues
Rule
Description
Generic
Package is not a valid Windows Installer package.
Usually this issue is found in legacy installations that require repackaging. In
rare cases, it could also be found in a Windows Installer (.msi) package which
has become corrupted. However since the contents are not known, this
package has not been analyzed for virtualization suitability.
No Shortcut
Package contains no shortcuts.
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App-V suitability—For conversion to App-V packages, this issue is
acceptable in some scenarios, such as packages which provide
dependencies to others which dynamically suite it. However, if this
package merely provides a plug-in to another application, it must contain
a shortcut to launch that application in this package’s virtual context.
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ThinApp and XenApp suitability—For conversion to ThinApp and
XenApp formats, shortcuts are necessary to define the entry point into the
virtual application.
One potential resolution to this issue is to use InstallShield Editor to add
shortcut(s) to the Windows Installer package.
ClickOnce
Package contains a ClickOnce application.
ClickOnce is a per-user installation format which is often incompatible with the
per-machine nature of virtual package deployment. A ClickOnce application
also may try to automatically update itself, which results in invalid versioning in
the application virtualization client.
Shell Extension
Package contains a shell extension.
Shell extensions extend Windows Explorer and cannot be loaded from a
virtual package. This extension may be critical to the use of this application,
and, if so, this application will not function when virtualized. However, if this
extension is non-critical, this application may function when virtualized.
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Table 2-1 • Virtualization Suitability Issues
Rule
Description
OS Integrated
This package contains files that are closely integrated with the operating
system.
The files that make up applications like Internet Explorer or Windows Media
Player, or frameworks like the .NET Framework, do not make good candidates
for virtualization. These files should instead be installed locally on the
machine.
Boot Service
This package contains a service which starts at boot-time.
Virtualized services are limited to the lifetime of the virtual application, so
services that must start at boot time do not make good candidates for
virtualization to App-V or XenApp formats. It may be possible to extract this
service such that it can be installed locally on the machine and allow the rest
of the package to be virtualized.
Note • Boot time services do not cause a problem when converting a package to a
ThinApp application.
Too Large
This package contains more than 4 GB of files.
App-V and XenApp do not support packages containing more than 4 GB of
files. This application cannot be successfully virtualized.
Note • ThinApp supports packages containing more than 4 GB of files.
COM Surrogate
DLLs
This package contains a COM DLL using surrogate virtualization.
COM Plus
This package contains a COM Plus component.
App-V, XenApp, and ThinApp do not support COM DLL surrogate
virtualization, so this package may not work correctly if virtualized.
App-V, XenApp, and ThinApp do not support COM Plus components, so this
package may not work correctly if virtualized.
Device Driver
This package contains a device driver.
System-level drivers such as print drivers or USB device drivers do not work
from a virtualized environment. It may be possible to extract this driver such
that it can be installed locally on the machine and allow the rest of the
package to be virtualized.
64-bit Package
This is a 64-bit package.
XenApp and ThinApp do not support virtualization of 64-bit packages.
Note • App-V supports virtualization of 64-bit packages.
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New Windows Terminal Server (Remote Desktop) Tests
Additional Windows Terminal Server (Remote Desktop) ACE tests have been added to the Conflict
Wizard, which provide an extra level of confidence when delivering applications via Remote Desktop.
You can use these ACEs to perform compatibility testing of applications to ensure that both the package
data as well as the binary files are compliant when run on Terminal Server.
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WTS06: Check for TSAWARE Flag-Enabled Executables
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WTS07: Check for Instances of TerminalServer/RemoteAdminTS Conditions
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WTS08: Checks for 16-Bit Applications
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WTS09: Checks for Files Manifested to Run as Administrator
WTS06: Check for TSAWARE Flag-Enabled Executables
WTS06 checks a package to make sure that all of the executables that it contains have the TSAWARE
flag enabled. The WTS06 error string is displayed in the following format:
The binary '[EXECUTABLE_FILE_NAME]' in package '[PACKAGE_NAME]'('PACKAGE_NAME') does not
have the TSAWARE flag set. This affects the deployment of this package in a terminal
server environment.
Summary
Table 3 • WTS06 Summary
Topic
Description
Conflict Type:
Best Practice Rule / Windows Terminal Server Compatibility
Description:
WTS06 checks packages to determine if they contain an executable that
does not have the TSAWARE flag enabled.
Result:
If a package contains an executable that does not have the TSAWARE flag
enabled, an error is generated.
Resolution Type:
Manual
Resolution:
To resolve this error, remove from the package the executable that does not
have the TSAWARE flag enabled.
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WTS07: Check for Instances of TerminalServer/RemoteAdminTS Conditions
WTS07 checks the LaunchCondition table of a package for instances of TerminalServer or
RemoteAdminTS conditions. The WTS07 warning/error string is displayed in the following format:
The InstallExecuteSequence/InstallUISequence table has a Type 19 CustomAction [ACTION] with
the condition [CONDITION]. This may affect the deployment of this package in a terminal
server environment.
OR
The LaunchCondition table has the condition [CONDITION]. This may affect the deployment of
this package in a terminal server environment.
Summary
Table 4 • WTS07 Summary
Topic
Description
Conflict Type:
Best Practice Rule / Windows Terminal Server Compatibility
Description:
WTS07 checks a package for instances of TerminalServer/RemoteAdminTS
conditions.
Result:
If package includes an instance of a TerminalServer/RemoteAdminTS
condition, a warning/error is generated.
Resolution Type:
Manual
Resolution:
This issue cannot be resolved unless it is possible to delete the
TerminalServer/RemoteAdminTS condition from the package. Contact the
software vendor to determine the ramifications of removing the condition.
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WTS08: Checks for 16-Bit Applications
WTS08 checks a package for 16-bit applications; 16-bit applications will not run on Windows 2008 R2
because it is a 64-bit platform. The WTS08 error string is displayed in the following format:
The binary '[FILE_NAME]' in package '[PACKAGE_NAME]'('[PACKAGE_NAME]') is 16-bit. This
affects the deployment of this package in a terminal server environment.
Summary
Table 5 • WTS08 Summary
Topic
Description
Conflict Type:
Best Practice Rule / Windows Terminal Server Compatibility
Description:
WTS08 checks a package for 16-bit binary files.
Result:
If a package includes a 16-bit binary file (.exe, .dll, or .ocx) , an error is
generated.
Resolution Type:
Manual
Resolution:
To resolve this error, remove the specified 16-bit binary file from the Windows
Installer package.
WTS09: Checks for Files Manifested to Run as Administrator
WTS09 checks a package for applications manifested to run as Administrator. These packages will
typically not be good candidates to run in a per user environment because users of Terminal Services
typically do not have Admin privileges. The WTS09 error string is displayed in the following format:
The binary '[FILE_NAME]' in package '[PACKAGE_NAME]'('[PACKAGE_NAME]') is manifested to run
as Administrator. This affects the deployment of this package in a terminal server
environment.
Summary
Table 6 • WTS09 Summary
Topic
Description
Conflict Type:
Best Practice Rule / Windows Terminal Server Compatibility
Description:
WTS09 checks a package for binary files manifested to run as Administrator.
Result:
If a package includes a binary file (.exe, .dll, or .ocx) that is manifested to
run as Administrator, an error is generated.
Resolution Type:
Manual
Resolution:
The only way to resolve this error is to remove the specified binary file that is
manifested to run as Administrator from the Windows Installer package.
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Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1 Support
AdminStudio 10.0 SP1 now supports App-V 4.6 SP1.
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AdminStudio 10.0 SP1 has the ability to create, test, edit and store Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP 1
packages.
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AdminStudio 10 SP1 App-V package creation supports the new feature in App-V 4.6 SP1 allowing
the use of long names for the root folder of an App-V package. This removes the previous limitation
of requiring the use of a 8.3 long file name.
Windows 7 SP1 and Internet Explorer 9 Support
AdminStudio has been updated to run on and support the recent release of Windows 7 Service Pack 1.
Also, all AdminStudio components that are accessed via a Web browser can be rendered in Internet
Explorer 9.
AdminStudio 10.0
AdminStudio 10.0 provides a single solution to convert and manage both traditional and virtual
application packages, giving application readiness teams a centralized repository and consistent
management processes for all deployment types.
AdminStudio 10.0 includes the following new features:
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New “Application-Centric” Organization Model in Application Manager
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Import Microsoft App-V Packages Into Your Application Catalog and Manage All Data
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Advanced Reports and Dashboards
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Application Compatibility Testing with Compatibility Solver
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Distributing Packages to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager
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Citrix XenApp 6 Support
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Bulk Import of App-V Virtual Packages Using Application Manager Configuration File
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InstallShield 2011
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New “Application-Centric” Organization Model in Application Manager
In previous releases of Application Manager, you could import multiple package deployment types into
the Application Catalog (such as Windows Installer files, App-V packages, ThinApp packages, Citrix
profiles). However, each of these deployment types—even those from the same parent application—
were listed separately in the Application Manager tree structure. The only way to group an application’s
various deployment types together was to create a group and manually organize them.
In AdminStudio 10.0, Application Manager now uses an “application-centric” model, with the
Application Manager tree restructured to display multiple deployment formats under a parent
Application node.
Figure 9: AdminStudio 10.0’s Application-Centric Model
The restructured Application Manager provides the same full functionality as previous versions:
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Automatic Application node creation—An Application node will be created automatically each
time a package is imported into the Application Catalog, or the user can manually create one in any
Application Manager group.
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Unique subnodes and context menus—The Application node, as well as the various
Deployment Type nodes, have unique subnodes and context menus appropriate for that type.
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Software repository functionality—All software repository functionality (such as check-in,
check-out) is available for each of the deployment types.
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Import Microsoft App-V Packages Into Your Application Catalog and
Manage All Data
AdminStudio 10.0 provides even more support for the creation and management of Microsoft App-V
packages:
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Enhanced App-V Data Visibility in Application Manager
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Virtual Package Validation and Conflict Analysis
Enhanced App-V Data Visibility in Application Manager
In AdminStudio 9.5, you could import App-V packages into the Application Catalog, but the amount of
information that you could view in Application Manager for that package was very limited.
In AdminStudio 10, AdminStudio now uses Microsoft SQL Reporting Services to provide comprehensive
application data reports for App-V packages, including the following information:
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Files/Directories
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Registry
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Shortcuts
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File Type Associations
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Environment Variables
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App-V History
Many of these reports offer drill-down functionality, enabling you to view even more detailed information,
and can be printed separately, or saved in PDF, Microsoft Excel, or Microsoft Word format.
Virtual Package Validation and Conflict Analysis
In AdminStudio 10.0, you can validate App-V packages by performing static tests and conflict analysis.
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Validation—You can run static tests to ensure that Microsoft App-V best practices have been
followed and to detect missing components.
•
Conflict analysis and resolution—You can also perform conflict analysis to identify the following
possible points of conflicts between App-V packages and between App-V and Windows Installer
packages:
•
Shortcut location conflicts
•
App-V package GUID conflicts
•
Package name conflicts
•
File extension and PROGID conflicts
•
App-V conflicts in root folder paths
•
App-V shortcut name and version conflicts
You can then use the Virtual Package Editor to edit App-V packages to resolve any issues or
conflicts that were identified.
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Virtual Package Editor
AdminStudio 10.0 provides a Virtual Package Editor which you can use to view and edit Microsoft App-V
packages.
You can use the Virtual Package Editor to fix any conflict or validation error that you discover when
performing validation and conflict analysis. It provides the following benefits:
•
Familiar, user-friendly interface—The Virtual Package Editor incorporates the best-of-class user
interface elements from both Microsoft Sequencer and InstallShield, using the familiar InstallShield
tree structure—meaning that the learning curve for new users will be minimal.
•
View and edit package data—Using the Virtual Package Editor, you can view and edit the files,
folders, registry keys, environment variables, shortcuts, file associations, global properties, and
build settings of App-V packages.
•
Edit scripts—The Virtual Package Editor provides script-editing capability in a dockable pane.
The Virtual Package Editor includes the following views:
View
Description
General Information
Use to view and change settings that are global across the virtual
package, and to view the package’s revision history.
Dependencies
Use to specify dependency packages currently used for App-A's Dynamic
Suiting.
Files and Folders
Use to view, change, or extract the files, folders, and VFS paths of the
items in the virtual file system.
Registry
Use to view or change the information in your virtual registry.
Shortcuts
Use to view and change the entry points to your virtual package
(shortcuts, file extensions, and verbs) as well as the behavior of your
package when launched through a shortcut (using environment variables
and scripts).
Virtual Services
Use to view and change the virtualized Windows Services available within
your virtual package.
Advanced Reports and Dashboards
AdminStudio 10.0 provides an enhanced reporting infrastructure. AdminStudio has incorporated
Microsoft SQL Reporting Services to provide a summary dashboard of Application Catalog readiness
data and to enable you to create customizable reports.
•
Application Readiness Dashboard
•
Customizable Reports
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Application Readiness Dashboard
AdminStudio now uses Microsoft SQL Reporting Services to generate an Application Readiness
Dashboard. This dashboard report provides a snapshot of the current status of packages in your
Application Catalog including deployment type breakdown, virtualization readiness, and package
quality and conflict testing summary information. You can click on any chart to open more detailed
reports.
The Application Readiness Dashboard includes the following information:
•
Deployment Type Breakdown—Provides a graph listing the percentage of packages in the
Application Catalog by deployment type (Windows Installer, App-V, XenApp, ThinApp, or Legacy).
•
Error Category Breakdown—Shows the number of AdminStudio Best Practices and Conflict
errors that have been identified in Windows Installer and App-V packages, by category.
•
Virtualization Readiness—Shows a summary of the virtualization status of packages in the
Application Catalog, identifying packages as being Ready for Virtualization, Not Suitable for
Virtualization, Already Virtualized, or Not Tested.
•
Windows Installer/App-V Package Quality—Shows the Microsoft Validation status of Windows
Installer packages, and the AdminStudio Best Practices test status of Windows Installer and App-V
packages.
•
Windows Installer/App-V Package Conflicts—Shows the AdminStudio Conflict test status of
Windows Installer and App-V packages.
Customizable Reports
In AdminStudio 10.0, you can create your own RDLC-driven custom reports that are generated using
Microsoft SQL Reporting Services. To create a custom report, you will need to create an RDLC file using
a tool like Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. You will also need to list the RDLC file along with its details, such
as data sources and parameters, in a central configuration file (XML) so that the AdminStudio reporting
engine will understand how to load it.
Application Compatibility Testing with Compatibility Solver
In AdminStudio 10.0, a new tool named Compatibility Solver is provided to test for application readiness
on Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 platforms, as well as
compatibility with Internet Explorer 8.0. You can use Compatibility Solver’s automated reporting and
fixing infrastructure to prepare packages for platform migrations, ensuring application compatibility and
reducing installation issues.
Compatibility Solver’s Web application compatibility testing is designed to deliver fast, accurate web
application compatibility information to assist decision making when considering browser and/or OS
migrations. It automates the assessment of migration tasks when changing between different versions
of an Internet browser, such as those encountered when upgrading from Internet Explorer version 6 to
version 8.
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Distributing Packages to Microsoft System Center Configuration
Manager
In previous releases of AdminStudio, you could use the Microsoft System Center Configuration
Manager Web Console, a Web-based application, to configure package distribution options and
distribute setup packages without going to Configuration Manager Server.
In AdminStudio 10.0, you can publish Windows Installer and App-V packages to Configuration Manager
Server directly from the Distribution Wizard client tool.
Citrix XenApp 6 Support
You can use AdminStudio to create Citrix profiles for deployment on Citrix XenApp. AdminStudio 10.0
now supports Citrix XenApp 6.
Bulk Import of App-V Virtual Packages Using Application Manager
Configuration File
Application Manager can use a configuration file to perform a bulk import of packages into the
Application Catalog via command line. To accommodate the bulk import of App-V virtual packages
using the Application Manager configuration file, the parameters for specifying the files to import were
updated starting in AdminStudio 10.0.
Previously, you had to individually specify the number of MSI, MSM, and Other Setup Type files that you
were going to import in the [General] section of the configuration file (using the MSIFile=n, MSMFile=n
and OtherSetupFile=n parameters), and then specify the parameters for each package to import in its
own section that started with [MSIFile-n], [MSMFile-n] or [OtherSetupFile-n].
In AdminStudio 10.0, the total number of packages (of any deployment type) to import can now be
specified using one parameter in the [General] section: PackageFile=n. And the parameters for each
package (of any deployment type) to import are specified in a separate section entitled
[PackageFile-n]. For example, the following configuration file would import two files: one Windows
Installer package and one App-V package:
[GENERAL]
DatabaseType=SQL
LogFile=D:\server10\ImportLog.txt
PackageFile=2
.
.
.
[PackageFile-1]
File=D:\server10\xmlnotepad2007\XmlNotepad.msi
Group=RootGroup\SubGroup1
Transform1=\\server\Data1.mst
EA1=Business Criticality;Business Critical
EA2=Installation Instructions;\\fileserver\docs\VirtualizationNotes.docx
[PackageFile-2]
File=D:\server10\packages\app2000.sft
Group=RootGroup\SubGroup2
For more information, see Application Manager Configuration File.
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InstallShield 2011
AdminStudio 10.0 includes InstallShield 2011, which offers many new features and enhancements that
will help you use the latest technologies and save time on everyday tasks. New features include:
•
Integration with Team Foundation Server—If you use Team Foundation Server, you can now
take advantage of the new tight integration with InstallShield as you develop, maintain, build, test,
and deploy your products and their installations.
•
Custom source locations for prerequisites—You can now specify custom source locations for
InstallShield prerequisites. This flexibility enables you to easily add to your projects InstallShield
prerequisites that are stored in source code control and to share a common set of prerequisites
across multiple machines.
•
Emphasize your brand—You can now specify a custom icon and custom version resource
properties for setup.exe and update.exe.
•
Streamline build process—You can now streamline your build process by specifying commands
that run before, during, and after builds.
•
64-bit support—Several new advancements in InstallShield 2011 make it easier for you to create
64-bit installations or 64-bit App-V packages.
•
Standalone Build tool—InstallShield 2011 includes a command-line Standalone Build tool that
enables you to install on build machines only the part of InstallShield that builds the installations,
plus any redistributables that you want to include. The Standalone Build is now included with the
Professional and Premier editions of InstallShield. If you need extra licenses of the Standalone
Build, you can also now purchase them separately.
Detailed List of New Features
The following table provides a more detailed list of the new features included in InstallShield 2011:
Category
Feature
Enhanced
Prerequisites
Support
•
New InstallShield prerequisites for SQL Server 2008 R2 Express,
SQL Server Native Client, Visual C++ 2010, and other
redistributables
•
Ability to specify a search path for InstallShield prerequisites; path
variable and relative path support for source locations of prerequisite
files
•
Integration with Team Foundation Server (TFS)
•
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Support
•
Ability to import Visual Studio setup and merge module projects into
existing InstallShield projects; improvements for the project
converter
•
Windows Installer 5 support for configuring Windows Service
permissions
Enhanced Microsoft
Integration/Support
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Category
Feature
Installer Design
Enhancements
•
New hyperlink control for Windows Installer-based dialogs
•
Ability to specify a custom icon and custom version resource
properties for setup.exe and update.exe
•
Ability to specify commands that run before, during, and after builds
•
Ability to set an expiration date for setup.exe
•
Support for looping through image billboards in Basic MSI projects
•
Ability to create 64-bit Microsoft App-V packages
•
64-bit support for Repackager
•
Support for 64-bit managed-code custom actions
•
Support for 64-bit .NET installer classes and COM interop
FlexNet Connect
•
New FlexNet Connect 12.01 redistributables available
Other
•
Predefined system searches for SQL Server 2008 Express SP1 and
Adobe Reader 9
•
Ability to override path variables for a release
•
Ability to configure MIME types for IIS web sites, applications, and
virtual directories
•
Ability to overwrite existing IIS application pool or only create it if it
does not exist
64-Bit OS Support
For more information on the new features and enhancements in InstallShield 2011, see the InstallShield
2011 Release Notes.
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Components/Editions
AdminStudio 10.0 is available in Standard, Professional, and Enterprise Editions. You have the option of
purchasing an additional Virtualization Pack and Application Compatibility Pack. Also, functionality
varies depending upon whether you have purchased the Per Admin pricing model or the Per Desktop
pricing model.
Edition
AdminStudio
Virtualization Pack
Application
Compatibility Pack
Standard
Tools
Tools
N/A
•
Repackager
•
•
Distribution Wizard
•
FlexWrap
Automated Application
Converter (Single
Application Version)
•
InstallShield 2011
•
Virtual Package Editor
•
Tuner
•
•
Application Isolation
Wizard
Microsoft App-V
Assistant
•
ThinApp Assistant
•
Citrix Assistant
Functionality
•
Windows Installer
repackaging
•
Windows Installer
customization
•
Preparation for
distribution
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•
Convert to virtual
applications
•
App-V package editing
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Edition
AdminStudio
Virtualization Pack
Application
Compatibility Pack
Professional
Tools
Tools
Tools & Functionality
Same as Standard, plus:
Same as Standard, plus:
•
ConflictSolver
•
Compatibility Solver with
the following functionality:
•
Application Manager
•
OS Snapshot Wizard
•
QualityMonitor
•
Predeployment Test
Functionality
Automated Application
Converter (Single
Application Version) with
Virtualization Suitability
Testing
Functionality
•
Project-level
compatibility assessment
and cost/effort reporting
for all applications
•
Application testing and
reporting for Windows 7
(32- and 64-bit versions)
•
Auto-fixing for Windows 7
and Windows Server
2008 R2
Same as Standard, plus:
Same as Standard, plus:
•
Test for virtualization
suitability
Testing, validation, and
conflict testing
•
Store App-V data in
Application Manager
Standard reporting
•
App-V package testing,
validation, and conflict
testing
•
Automated conversion of
legacy packages to
Windows Installer
•
Application management
•
•
Professional
Complete
Includes Professional Edition with
both the Virtualization Pack and the Application Compatibility Pack.
Enterprise
(Per Admin)
Tools
Tools
Tools & Functionality
Same as Professional, plus:
Same as Professional, plus:
•
PackageExpert
•
•
OS Security Patch
Wizard
All of the Compatibility
Solver functionality available
in Professional, plus:
•
Job Manager
•
Report Center
Functionality
•
Software Repository
Same as Professional, plus:
•
Security Console
•
Automated conversion of
multiple packages to
virtual applications
•
Automated conversion of
multiple legacy
packages to Windows
Installer
•
Application Readiness
Dashboard (Including
Virtualization Reports)
Functionality
Same as Professional, plus:
•
Application Readiness
Dashboard
•
Process and workgroup
management features
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Application Version) with
Suitability Testing
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Detailed compatibility
assessment reports
•
Application testing and
reporting for Windows 7
(32- and 64-bit versions),
and Windows Server
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Virtualization Pack
Application
Compatibility Pack
Edition
AdminStudio
Enterprise
(Per Admin)
Complete
Includes Enterprise Edition (Per Admin) with
both the Virtualization Pack and the Application Compatibility Pack.
Enterprise
(Per
Desktop)
Tools & Functionality
Tools & Functionality
Tools & Functionality
Same as Enterprise
(Per Admin)
Same as Enterprise
(Per Admin)
All of the Compatibility
Solver functionality available
in Enterprise (Per Admin),
plus:
•
Testing can be done on
groups of applications at
a time
Web Application
Compatibility Pack
(Optional Add-On)
Enterprise
(Per
Desktop)
Complete
•
Test compatibility of web
applications with Internet
Explorer 8 browser
•
Test integration of
desktop application with
Internet Explorer 8
browser
Includes Enterprise Edition (Per Desktop) with
both the Virtualization Pack and the Application Compatibility Pack.
Note • Web Application Compatibility Pack is available as an optional add-on feature.
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System Requirements
This section lists the requirements for AdminStudio client tool machine, Application Catalog database
server, Web server, Software Repository server, and virtual machines.
AdminStudio Client Tool Machine
The recommended system configuration for a machine running the AdminStudio client tools is:
Item
Description
Processor
32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor at 1 GHz or greater
RAM
1 GB
Hard Disk
1.1 GB
Display
Designed for XGA at 1024 x 768 resolution or higher
Operating System
Windows 7 SP1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP (SP1 or later is
recommended), or Windows Server 2003 or later. Predeployment Test
and Configuration Manager Web Console require Microsoft IIS 5 or later.
Browser
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 or later
Privileges
Administrative privileges on the system
Application Catalog Database Server
The recommended system configuration for a database server to store AdminStudio application catalog
databases is:
Item
Description
Processor
32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor at 1 GHz or greater
RAM
1 GB or greater (2 GB preferred)
Hard Disk Space
80 GB or greater
Operating System
Windows Server 2003 or later
Database Software
AdminStudio supports SQL Server 2005 or later databases. SQL Server
must be installed with case-insensitive dictionary sort order and ISO8859-1 character set. (Use sp_helpsort T-SQL command for more
information.)
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AdminStudio Web Server
The recommended system configuration for a machine running the AdminStudio Enterprise Server tools
(Security Console, Report Center, Job Manager) is:
Item
Description
Processor
32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor at 1 GHz or greater
RAM
1 GB or greater (2 GB preferred)
Hard Disk Space
100 GB or greater
Operating System
Windows Server 2003 or later
IIS
IIS 6.0 or later
Note • AdminStudio Web Server also supports IIS 7.0 or later if IIS 6.0 compatibility
mode is turned on.
.NET
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (including ASP.NET 3.5 SP1 registered with IIS)
MSXML
MSXML 4.0
Running on a Domain
Controller
If running on a domain controller, you will have to implement one of the
procedures described in the Microsoft Developer Network topic Running
ASP.NET on a Domain Controller, available at:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa579070.aspx
Software Repository Server
The recommended system configuration for the machine that stores the Software Repository files is:
Item
Description
Processor
512 MHz or greater
RAM
512 MB or greater
Hard Disk Space
100 GB or greater
Operating System
Windows Server 2003 or later
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Virtual Machines
Edition • Automated Application Converter is included in the AdminStudio Virtualization Pack.
Automated Application Converter performs automated repackaging on virtual machines. This section
lists the virtual machine platform and virtual machine image system requirements.
•
Supported Virtual Machine Platforms
•
VMware Requirements
•
Microsoft Hyper-V Server Requirements
•
Virtual Machine Image Requirements
Supported Virtual Machine Platforms
The Automated Application Converter supports automated repackaging on virtual machines from the
following platforms:
•
VMware ESX/ESXi Server, Version 3.5 Update 3 or later
•
VMware Workstation 6.5 or later
•
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or later
VMware Requirements
As described above, Automated Application Converter supports automated repackaging on VMware
ESX/ESXi Server and VMware Workstation.
•
VMware VIX API Requirement
•
VMware ESX/ESXi Server Permission Requirements
VMware VIX API Requirement
In order for the Automated Application Converter to perform automated repackaging, it needs to
communicate with the virtualization technology that you are using. If you are using VMware virtualization
technology (VMware ESX or ESXi Server or a local VMware Workstation), you need to have the VMware
VIX API installed on the same machine as the Automated Application Converter. You can do this by
either installing VMware Workstation on that machine or by downloading and installing the VMware VIX
API from the following location:
http://www.vmware.com/support/developer/vix-api
Note • It is recommended that you always install the latest version of VMware VIX so that you have the
most options and the latest bug fixes.
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VMware ESX/ESXi Server Permission Requirements
If you plan to use a VMware ESX/ESXi Server in conjunction with Automated Application Converter,
make sure that the account that you use to log in to this server has the permissions/roles needed to
automatically open a VM using VMware VIX API. The account needs to either have an administrator role
assigned or, at least, have the following three roles assigned:
•
All Privileges/Virtual Machine/State/Create Snapshot
•
All Privileges/Virtual Machine/State/Delete Snapshot
•
All Privileges/Virtual Machine/Interaction/Console Interaction
If the login account does not have these permissions/roles, Automated Application Converter will be
unable to automatically boot up a virtual machine on that server.
Microsoft Hyper-V Server Requirements
As described above, Automated Application Converter supports automated repackaging on Microsoft
Hyper-V Server. When preparing a Hyper-V Server for use with Automated Application Converter, make
sure that the following conditions are met:
•
Configuration tools—Verify that the Hyper-V configuration tools are installed on the Hyper-V
server machine. These tools can be installed using the Microsoft Hyper-V Management Console.
•
Connection—Verify that you can successfully connect to the Hyper-V Server from the machine
where AdminStudio Automated Application Converter is installed.
•
Permissions—Make sure that the Hyper-V Server user has the permissions required to perform
operations on the Hyper-V machines.
•
Configuration settings—Connecting to a WMI namespace on a remote computer running
Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 may require changes to configuration settings. Check the
following configuration settings on the AdminStudio machine as well as on the Hyper-V Server
machine:
•
Windows Firewall Settings
•
User Account Control (UAC) Settings
•
DCOM Settings
•
Common Information Model Object Manager (CIMOM) Settings
For detailed information, see Connecting to WMI Remotely at:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa822854(VS.85).aspx
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Virtual Machine Image Requirements
Automated Application Converter uses virtual machines to perform automated repackaging. These
virtual machines have the following requirements:
Virtual Machine System Requirements
When creating a virtual machine image that will be hosted on one of the virtual machine platforms listed
above, the recommended minimum requirements should meet those required by the applications you
are trying to repackage. Since you repackage on the target deployment platform, the virtual machine
image should closely resemble the target deployment environment.
Preparing Your Virtual Machines for Use With the Automated Application Converter
You need to prepare each virtual machine that you are going to use with the Automated Application
Converter to perform automated repackaging by running the Virtual Machine Preparation setup and by
creating a snapshot. For instructions, see Preparing Your Virtual Machines for Use With the Automated
Application Converter.
Resolved Issues
This section describes the resolved issues in the following versions of AdminStudio:
•
AdminStudio 10.0 SP1
•
AdminStudio 10.0
AdminStudio 10.0 SP1
This section describes the customer issues that were resolved in AdminStudio 10.0 SP1:
Issue Number
Issue Summary
IOB-000060588
AdminStudio 10.0 Professional Edition with Virtualization Pack and
AdminStudio 10.0 Professional Complete Edition did not include the
Application Manager Run Virtualization Readiness option and the
Virtualization Suitability node.
IOA-000063478
Unable to perform a bulk import of packages into the Application Catalog
using a configuration file when a package count was not present in the
[General] section of the file.
IOA-000062805
If you attempt to use the Process Template Editor to edit a Workflow after
a Project using that Workflow has been created, the Process Template
Editor will crash.
IOA-000062513
When using Automated Application Converter to directly convert a
Windows Installer package to a virtual package, if that Windows Installer
package had an associated transform that includes files, an Application
File not found warning was generated.
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Issue Number
Issue Summary
IOA-000061968
Even after activating AdminStudio, you were still being prompted to
activate Configuration Manager Web Console each time it was launched.
IOB-000060317
If you install AdminStudio 10 on a machine that has a French language
Windows operating system, you are unable to evaluate Compatibility
Solver. Whenever you launch Compatibility Solver in evaluation mode, a
license conversion error is displayed and you are prompted to activate it.
IOA-000061471
The documentation for Error -4310 needs to mention that this error also
occurs if the virtual machine AutoRepack_Base snapshot was taken before
before the machine was powered off.
IOA-000055387
When AdminStudio is activated through a license server using a
concurrent license, the user was unable to launch Remote Repackager.
AdminStudio 10.0
This section describes the customer issues that were resolved in AdminStudio 10.0:
Issue Number
Issue Summary
IOA-000060712
Allow to configure the VFS path for the App-V package.
IOA-000060374
Automated Application Converter crashes soon after launching on a
Customer’s Windows 7 64-bit VM image.
IOA-000060060
Windows Installer Converter is acting case-sensitive when creating App-V
package while dealing with the Path Env variable.
IOA-000059813
The Standalone Repackager Start page includes links to help topics on
application virtualization, which is not supported.
IOA-000059707
Unable to enter a hyphen “-” character in user name or email fields.
IOA-000059207
Repackager fails to separate the shortcut target from its parameters when
the target points to a non-executable.
IOA-000059079
Automated Application Converter crashes when publishing to Microsoft
System Center Configuration Manager.
IOA-000058955
File extension parameters are not captured correctly for dynamic data
exchange (DDE) shortcut created by Microsoft Snapshot Viewer 10.0
(Access exported SNP report file viewer).
IOA-000058951
Customer installs and activates AS 9.5 Professional, but the Help|About
view displays incorrect product name, but correct version; company and
contact information, but no product serial number.
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Issue Number
Issue Summary
IOC-000085871
The SQL Script AS_System_schema.sql results in syntax error on SQL
Server 2008, when run manually.
IOA-000058502
Error message LoadInjectionDriver failed. Error: 123
IOA-000058398
Repackager fails to detect some empty folders created during the install
of Octave and also during install of Matlab.
IOA-000058272
Changes made to .irp files are not effective while building/creating a .msi/
.ism file unless you click the Save icon.
IOA-000057806
Unable to find JRE when using DSC with JRE on a separate package.
IOA-000057675
Repackager's command line option -app launches Repackager with path
enclosed in double quotes
IOA-000057545
Need to ship 64-bit version of SQL Express with AdminStudio installer to
make it work on 64-bit machines
IOA-000057189
Automated Application Converter should have its own options.ini file
because it can cause conflicts with the global options.ini used in large
organizations.
IOA-000056847
An unknown error occurred when performing a ZENworks accessAXT
conversion.
IOA-000053875
AdminStudio needs updated .cub files. It is currently shipping with .cub
files from Windows Installer 2.x.
IOB-000058916
In Repackager, the Editor project location is truncated if a '.' is included in
the path to store files in the wizard.
IOA-000053221
When specifying port in AES URL (in AdminStudio 9.5) for
DefaultDatabase, AdminStudio workflows do not complete.
IOA-000053126
Unable to create the MSI_Package Folder that is now included when
building a new legacy package in Repackager.
IOA-000053043
Install AES button is disabled on Windows Server 2008 machines.
IOA-000052968
InstallShield installation from AdminStudio 9.5 requires ldapssl.dll and
ldapsdk.dll.
IOA-000052954
Shortcuts get included even after excluding them in the Repackager view
IOA-000052047
When specifying port in AES URL for DefaultDatabase, AdminStudio
workflows do not complete.
IOA-000051973
After reinstallation, activation, ZENworks Edition shows up as
“Enterprise”.
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Issue Number
Issue Summary
IOC-000080628
The Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems are not
available in OS list under Profile Requirements view of Citrix XenApp
Assistant.
IOA-000047618
Customer requested that the AdminStudio serial number be removed
from splash screens.
IOC-000070700
Request for better upload logging for file uploads.
IOC-000063076
Branching with a non-required Single Selection causes exception on edit
data.
IOC-000061482
Repackaging Wizard does not check specified Product Name to see if it
contains invalid characters.
IOA-000028499
Give customers the option to hide the product serial number on the
AdminStudio Help / About dialog box.
IOC-000046951
Choosing an existing AS Shared folder during AS 7 installation corrupts
the ACL.
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