ScriptLogicÂ’s Installer Design Studio Simplifies Software Packaging
With New Offering, CompanyÂ’s Solutions Cover More of the PC Lifecycle
Boca Raton, FL Â– January 9, 2006 Â– ScriptLogicÂ® Corporation (www.scriptlogic.com), a leader in network administration software for MicrosoftÂ® WindowsÂ®-based networks, today announced the release of Installer Design StudioTM, a new product that streamlines how desktop software is packaged for installation across an enterprise. System administrators, software packagers and setup developers use Installer Design Studio to reduce the cost of application ownership and software distribution by simplifying the creation, modification and deployment of Windows Installer (MSI) applications, which are executed to install software on end-user machines.
With the addition of Installer Design Studio, ScriptLogic expands its coverage of the desktop management lifecycle, which follows the management of a computer within a company from the moment it gets delivered to the point it is discarded or recycled. Installer Design Studio plays a key role in the deployment of desktop software before first use and as part of everyday desktop maintenance. By simplifying the deployment of legacy and in-house applications, as well as offering a simple interface to tune commercial application installers, Installer Design Studio saves time and reduces errors in the management and preparation of application installs.
Â“Adding Installer Design Studio to ScriptLogicÂ’s award-winning desktop management solutions is a key step for ScriptLogic. In combination with Desktop Authority, it fills a key void in desktop management,Â” said Andy Langsam, COO of ScriptLogic Corporation. Â“Rather than just servicing the beginning and end of a desktop PC lifecycle, ScriptLogicÂ’s desktop management solutions combine to give administrators centralized control over the most costly and extensive part of the lifecycle Â– the everyday configuration, maintenance and management tasks that start on day one and last for the lifetime of the PC.Â”
Installer Design Studio covers three major areas of application packaging functionality:
Â• The first is application packaging Â– the creation of Windows installer (MSI) files to automate the installation of files and folders, registry settings and other application components. This is most useful for deployment of legacy and in-house applications that would otherwise be installed in a haphazard way, and with no easy method to uninstall or update them.
Â• Second is package editing, allowing an administrator to make changes to existing MSIs to correct problems and conflicts with application installers.
Â• Finally, Installer Design Studio can generate Microsoft Transform (MST) files for existing MSI installers. MST files contain automated answers to questions that would normally Â“pop-upÂ” on the userÂ’s machine during an install, allowing installations to take place unmonitored. With Installer Design Studio, administrators no longer need to worry about complex software installations that require user interaction or extensive administrator intervention and scripting. Instead, they generate an automated, unattended installation process. They can tailor the installers of commercial software to their own requirements, and they can more easily deploy in-house or legacy applications.
Pricing and Availability
Installer Design Studio is available immediately. A free 15-day evaluation of this product and all software solutions from ScriptLogic is available at www.scriptlogic.com. The product is priced on a per-administrator basis with volume discounts available through ScriptLogicÂ’s global network of reseller partners. Current MaSaI Installer customers with current maintenance agreements will receive a complimentary upgrade.
ScriptLogic Corporation is a worldwide leader in network administration software for Microsoft Windows-based networks. ScriptLogicÂ’s award winning suite of desktop, server, and Active Directory management products help empower network administrators to proactively save time, increase security, and maintain regulatory compliance. With more than 15,700 customer installations that include almost 4 million desktops and 91,000 servers, ScriptLogic solutions benefit any size network in any industry. ScriptLogic is a privately held company headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. Reach ScriptLogic at (561)886-2400 or on the Web at www.scriptlogic.com.