Am implementing Zenworks Conf Manangement 11.1 SP1. For the most part MSI applications are going well thanks to all the info in the package and software KB's. The clients are Win7 SP1 64bit clients.

I have some user customization things I would like to do - arrange icons on desktop, change the size of the desktop icons, default sort for desktop icons, size quick launch area, pin things to start menu, blah, blah.

What is a good tool to capture the registry settings and files for these types of things? Adminstudio repackager and Appydeploy repackager seem to want executables to run to capture things?

I also need to install network MFP drivers that need configuration IP address, paper trays, etc. What's the best way to handle things like that?

The old Zenworks 6.5 Snapshot utility was great for both those types of things.

Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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How about exporting pre- and post-states of HKLM and HKCU registry hives with regedit.exe and comparing the .reg files with a diff util like WinMerge? You will end up seeing the changes but also a lot of "noise" that repackaging tools ignore or hide. Sysinternals Process Monitor can also come in handy.
You'll also have to decide which would be the best way to make the changes to the systems. MSI package is a good choice when you are installing (or adding) something new that can be later uninstalled (or removed) without harm. If you, however, need to change something but never wish to get back to the state where you started from then a script or similar approach would be better.
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Answered 02/10/2012 by: mikkojarvinen
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Adminstudio repackager and Appydeploy repackager seem to want executables to run to capture things? When I used to favour In Control as my lightweight snapshot tool, I would start CMD.EXE. No "noise" from that! :)
Answered 02/10/2012 by: VBScab
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If you want to capture settings without an executable that actually does them, use notepad.exe. Point your capture tool to notepad.exe, make your changes, close notepad.exe, finish your capture.
Answered 02/10/2012 by: jmaclaurin
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