Application Packaging Training- AdminStudio, InstallShield
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Application Packaging Training- AdminStudio, InstallShield

how to repackage the applications and customize the applications and how to install / uninstall the MSI package
3.8 (176 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
738 students enrolled
Created by Rajendra Prasad
Last updated 12/2018
Current price: $20.99 Original price: $29.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 11 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Able to Repackage the applications
  • What is Application Packaging
  • How to setup a lab for creating the packages
  • How to use Installshield Tool to edit the packages
  • How to use Repackager tool
  • Install and Uninstall MSI Packages through commandlines / VBScript / Wise Script
  • Advantages of Application Packaging
  • Hands-on experience on how to upgrade the packages
  • Best Practices to create a pacakge
  • Very basic idea of how to Install / Uninstall the Softwares
  • How to create and manage files / folders using Windows Explorer and the command prompt
  • Basic Windows terminology (e.g. DLL, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, etc.)
  • Any Hypervisior (Hyper-V, VmWare Workstation, VirtualBox, etc..)
  • Overview  of Application

  •  What is Application Packaging

  •  What is Application Repackaging

  •  Difference b/w Packaging and Repackaging

  •  Windows Installer History

  •  Challenges with the traditional installers (.exe)

  •  Advantages of Application Repackaging

  •  Introduction to AdminStudio and Installshield

  •  Introduction to Repackager and Tuner tool

  • Lab setup for Repackaging the Applications

         Tools required to setup the lab

         Introduction to VMWare workstation

         How to create and configure the Virtual Machine (VM)

         Purpose of Virtual Machine

         Installing the Repackaging tools

  • Repackaging Best Practices

         What is image ?

         Importance of Clean Machine

         Perform the Source Validation

  • Customizing the application with Installshield

         Customize the files and folders

         Customize the Registry keys

         Customize the Environment Variables, Services, ODBC

  • Methods to Repackage the Application Using Repackager

         Introduction to Remote Repackager

         How to configure and access Repackager remotely

         What is Installation Monitoring ?

         What is SnapShot Method ?

  • Introduction to Self-healing

         What is Advertised Shortcuts

         Significance of Advertised Shortcuts

         What is Self-Healing

         How to find the root cause for the Self-healing

  • MSI Logical Structure

        Introduction to Features

        Introduction to Components

        Introduction to Resources

  • Parent – Child Features

  • Sibling Features

  • Component Rules

  • Introduction to Windows Installer Transform (.mst)

         When to Create a Transform

         How to Create a Transform

         Commands to Install Transform

  • Introduction to Custom Actions

         Purpose of Custom Actions

         Type of Custom Actions

         Custom Action Conditions

         Practicals on Custom Actions

  • Introduction to MSI Upgrades

         What is Upgrade ?

         Types of MSI Upgrades

         Introduction to Small Updates

         Introduction to Minor Upgrade

         Introduction to Major Upgrade

         Commands to Install the each Upgrade

  • Package Deployment

         Commands to install / uninstall

         Create a VbScript to Install / Uninstall

         Create a Wise Script to Install / Uninstall

         Commands to create log files

         Commands to do the silent install / uninstall



Who this course is for:
  • Desktop Admin / System Admin / SCCM Admin / Citrix Admin / Server Admin
  • Has interest on Automating the software install / uninstall
  • Any L1 level professionals wants to enhance their skillset to add value to their profile
Course content
Expand all 30 lectures 10:48:09
+ Challenges with Legacy Installers and Repackaging Advantages
2 lectures 39:57
Challenges with Legacy Installers
Advantages of Application Repackaging
+ Lab setup for Application Repackaging
1 lecture 30:07
Create Virtual Machine and Install AdminStudio tool
+ Introduction to Installshield
1 lecture 12:19
Introduction to InstallShield Tool
+ Repackaging Best Practices
2 lectures 32:40
Repackaging Best Practices
Technical Review (or) Source Validation
+ Methods to Repackage the applications Using Repackager Tool
2 lectures 53:28
Repackaging - Installation Monitoring Method
Repackaging - SnapShot Method
+ Customizations with InstallShield Tool
7 lectures 02:41:41
Customizations with InstallShield Tool - General Information
Customizations with InstallShield Tool - Registries
Customizations with InstallShield Tool - Environment Variables - ODBC - Services
Customizations with InstallShield Tool - Components
Customizations with InstallShield Tool - Features
+ Self Healing Mechanism
2 lectures 39:08
How to create Advertised shortcuts in MSI package
Self Healing and the root cause of the self healing
+ How to create Transforms (.mst)
1 lecture 49:02
Creating Windows Installer Transforms (.mst)