PLYMOUTH, Mich. - Sept. 28, 2004 - Wise Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Altiris, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATRS), today announced InstallTailor, a utility for easy customization of Windows Installer (.MSI) packages, is now available at no cost to IT organizations. As more applications are delivered to system administrators in .MSI format, the need for an easy way to customize these installations prior to deployment is growing.
InstallTailor (now available at www.wise.com/installtailor.asp) is the only no cost utility on the market for creating automated transforms, or .MSTs.
InstallTailor lets system administrators customize Windows Installer installations by simulating the execution of the original .MSI installation. Customizations made during the installation process are recorded and the .MST file is automatically created. The .MST package is then used in conjunction with the original .MSI at runtime.
Â“The industry best practice approach for customizing .MSIs is to use transforms,Â” said Rich Bentley, Wise Solutions packaging segment manager.
Â“Previously, system administrators had to rely on the availability of vendor-supplied customization tools or manual editing of Windows Installer tables. With InstallTailor, they can now easily and effectively customize .MSIs for enterprise use at no cost.Â”
InstallTailor is one of the tools available in Wise SolutionÂ’s application packaging and management solution, Wise Package StudioÂ®. Wise Package Studio provides a comprehensive solution for all aspects of software packaging, including Windows Installer migration, customization, conflict management and quality assurance. More information about Wise Package Studio is available at www.wise.com/wps.asp.
About Wise Solutions
Wise Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altiris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS), is a leading provider of application installation and management software and services. With global headquarters in Plymouth, Michigan; and regional sales and professional services offices in Washington, DC; Redmond, Washington; and the Netherlands, Wise provides installation and management solutions, training, and consulting services to customers worldwide. Wise corporate solutions, including the award-winning Wise Package Studio, help system administrators solve their application installation and management problems. WiseÂ’s expertise in the installation market and experience helping companies deploy applications is the basis for the companyÂ’s products and services. Learn more about Wise Solutions on the Web at www.wise.com.