Hi,

I am using Wise Packaging Studio for application packaging.
I am looking for automation ideas in application packaging
If any of you are using any sort of automation techniques in your project, please share it
Any new suggestions are also welcome
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Automation....like what? Do you mean driving WPS itself, or using the Installer object? If the latter, there's a ton of stuff both here and elsewhere on the Web. MSDN is a good place to start, along with downloading the Windows Installer SDK. For the former, I think macros are your only option: you could try the WPS forum at Altiris.com but I don't recall seeing anything of significance in my x years of participation there.
Answered 02/12/2008 by: VBScab
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While searching do a search for "Wise Macro" and "WfWi.Document".
Answered 02/12/2008 by: AngelD
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There are couple of old topics for the same topic. Pl search app deploy for "automation" the results will be a good start.
Answered 02/12/2008 by: nvdpraveen
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Automation....like what? Do you mean driving WPS itself, or using the Installer object? If the latter, there's a ton of stuff both here and elsewhere on the Web. MSDN is a good place to start, along with downloading the Windows Installer SDK. For the former, I think macros are your only option: you could try the WPS forum at Altiris.com but I don't recall seeing anything of significance in my x years of participation there.

I agree that wps macro language support and examples are almost non-existent. OTOH, I've used them for repetitive tasks that have to be done on lots of packages. It's really just VBscript optimized for Windows Installer and Wise.
Answered 02/12/2008 by: aogilmor
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It's really just VBscript optimized for Windows Installer and Wise.
True but is the object model to be found anywhere? Shouldn't there be at least SOME examples on Altiris's web site?
Answered 02/12/2008 by: VBScab
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Hi guys,

There has been posts regarding wise automation at the Altiris forum, you just need to search the archived posts as they get archived after 180 days. There should be plenty of examples for you.

You may also want to have a look at Wise Automation Reference and Wise Software Repository Automation found at http://www2.wise.com/sysadmin_resources_page.asp

Cheers!
Answered 02/12/2008 by: AngelD
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Ah....you need inside information, you see? Why is it so hard to find? Entering 'automation' into their search box produces NO link to the page you specified (or none that I could easily find, anyway). Indeed, the page that the link takes you to features the word 'automation' only in connection with Office.
Answered 02/13/2008 by: VBScab
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I downloaded those 2 links you suggested. They might be great resources, but don't have anything to do with the Wise Macro language. All they've got in those repositories is c# and VB code
Answered 02/13/2008 by: aogilmor
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For wise macro just use site:myitforum.com "Paul Teodorescu" wise macro as the search phrase in Google.
The Altiris & AppDeploy forum should provide some previous posted macros.
Answered 02/13/2008 by: AngelD
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site:myitforum.com "Paul Teodorescu" wise macro

thanks AngelD, that looks great! I'll definitely bookmark that for later use.
Never seen a wise macro on this site or altiris.com, but maybe they're just well hidden....
Answered 03/07/2008 by: aogilmor
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