New to Appdeploy so apologies if this question is simple or has been answered elsewhere...

We have a number of applications which require re-configuration after install , so for example latest java runtime requires configuration which the command arguments does not support. So is it possible to include these customisations in the appdeploy generated msi file ?
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Short answer: yes, you can. In most corporate environments it is preferable to handle prerequisites independently to ease future updates, but some like to put it all together. As always-- test, test, test!
Answered 07/05/2011 by: bkelly
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Thanks Bob for the prompt response. I have actually tried several times now to test these changes (using java 6 update 26 ) by accessing the applet and changing several settings eg disable update, deselect storage of temp files, between the first snapshot run and the second snap, the resulting msi build file still delivers the app with the original settings and not the modified settings. Not sure what I am doing wrong?
With regard existing MSI installs we wish to customise, the recommendation is to using a transform, I assume this is not in appdeploys remit and I will have to look to other repackaging tools to achieve this?
Answered 07/06/2011 by: srbc
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Check the Package KB on this site for Java 1.6 - it is already an MSI and therefore you should not snapshot the installation.

Grab the vendor MSI and customise it, as per the KB details and your requirements, with an MST.

Thanks,

Dunnpy
Answered 07/06/2011 by: dunnpy
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As for the settings not appearing when you install, settings get applied based on the context of the installer-- read up on the ALLUSERS property. Also, to be sure the data is getting captured, you have an opportunity to view what us included/excluded and manipulate that for both the file and registry items after the snapshot process is complete.
Answered 07/06/2011 by: bkelly
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Thanks for the information - will look into the ALLUSERS property -
Answered 07/07/2011 by: srbc
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