AppDeploy Training Videos provide point and click instructions to describe and illustrate Windows Installer, application deployment and other desktop administration topics.
New AppDeploy Webinar Now Available!
The latest in a series of AppDeploy webinars is now available on-demand. The topic is "Windows Vista SP1 for Administrators" and it covers Windows Vista adoption, mitigation of key concerns, admin-related changes introduced, deployment options and more. Watch it now!
Dealing with InstallScript for Administrators
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Covers the issues surrounding InstallShield's InstallScript and how it can affect deployment scenarios along with three demos showing ways to deal with the problem. More....
Determining Transform (MST) File Contents
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Discusses Windows Installer Transforms (MST) and how you can determine the contents of a MST using popular tools like AdminStudio, Package Studio and ORCA. More....
Windows Installer AppSearch
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Covers AppSearch - including how to show the value of the AppSearch property in a Windows Installer Dialog, how to use it as a condition for a custom action and using it as a launch condition. More...
Creating Custom Actions With InstallShield AdminStudio
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This video presentation and demonstration provides a technical overview of Windows Installer custom actions and how they may be employed using InstallShield AdminStudio. More...
Creating Custom Actions With Wise Package Studio
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This video presentation and demonstration provides a technical overview of Windows Installer custom actions and how they may be employed using Wise Package Studio. More...
Repackaging With Wise Package Studio
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This video describes repackaging and walks you through the process of repackaging a sample application (WinZip v9) using Wise SetupCapture. More...
Troubleshooting the Windows Installer
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This video presentation discusses Windows Installer error codes, controlling logging and generating logs as well as reading and interpreting these logs. Includes two demonstrations of freeware SDK tool usage. More...
To Repackage or Not to Repackage
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This video presentation is a higher quality redelivery of the Webinar offered online in October of 2007. It covers the pros and cons of repackaging versus making use of any automation support offered by vendor provided legacy setups. More...
Packaging Adobe Reader
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This free video shows how to extract the Adobe Reader source files, create an installation point, create a customized MST with InstallShield Tuner and how you may build a command line installation string to take advantage of it all. More....
Leveraging Preinstallation Environments
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This video presentation offers information about Windows PE and BartPE as Preinstallation environments that may be used to support the deployment of Windows, and also as a recovery and troubleshooting tool. Background as well as the pros and cons of each solution are discussed along with demonstrations of each. More....
Intro to Windows PE v2.0
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This video discusses Windows PE, a new DOS replacement for Windows based on the Windows Vista kernel. The video discusses the benefits and limitations of this new tool and demonstrates how to customize your own Windows PE image using command line tools such as ImageX and PEImg. How to install a network card driver (VMware is used in the demo) into the mounted file-based image is covered as well as how to install packages such as MDAC, HTA, Scripting and XML. In addition to showing you how to build a Windows PE image, you are also shown how to create a bootable ISO image and how to prepare a USB memory drive as a source for your customized, bootable Windows PE image. More....
Working with ImageX and Windows PE
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This walks the viewer through how to use ImageX and Windows PE to create an image of a Windows Longhorn Server, sysprep it, and apply it to a fresh system. The same steps also apply to imaging Windows Vista! The file-based images generated ImageX (WIM Files) are hardware independent and may be applied to differing hardware without concern for HAL incompatibilities associated with binary images. Finally, ImageX is a tool that may be used to create images of pre-Vista systems such as Windows XP as well which makes this both a very valuable and free tool worth getting familiar with. More....
Remote Installation Services (RIS)
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This video shows how you may use RIS to deploy Windows XP SP2 from a Windows 2000 server in fully unattended mode. From RIS installation and configuration, to slipstreaming Windows XP SP2, customizing the SIF (unattended answer file) and even including additional scripts and source files to automate the installation of additional software following the installation of Windows XP. More....
Community Research in Deployment Process
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This video covers some different integration points for formalizing the inclusion of "community research" as a valuable step in your package development process. More....