Folks,

I've been using the packaging tool that comes with Citrix (PS4 for those that care) along with it's distribution system (Installation manager) and have generally been OK with it. We are now beginning to roll out SMS to deal with our client machines and I want to lever the same packages for both clients as terminal servers.. so I have to create msi's.

I'm only really beginning with application packaging, thus far I have really just used the manufacturers re-packager and then used ORCA to jiggle a couple of settings.

I'm now using AdminStudio SMS edition (hoping to upgrade soon!) and did my first installation capture. This deploys AOK to both TS's and standard clients but it's not installed correctly on TS's.. I think this is so since it was captured from my own machine (standard client) (where adminstudio is run) it doesn't capture the locations where the files/reg keys would go on a TS in install mode.

Just really looking:
-any resources that might help me with msi prep for TS environments
-the answer too : Can I run the installation capture tool remotely from a TS server if I install the adminstudio IIS elements?

Thanks in advance,
Tom[8|]
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Check out Microsoft Virtual PC. Set up a virtual PC like one of your Citrix servers and install your capture tool.
Answered 01/12/2006 by: xythex
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got one already bud [;)] most useful server I've ever built! Must have "re-built" it about 100 times now.... soooo useful.

I'm just not sure how adminstudio works as a suite (in an ideal setup) and whether I can just install the packager. I will certainly give it a go.
Answered 01/12/2006 by: Yakboy
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Back when I used AdminStudio, I would just share out the repackager directory on my main box, access the directory on my virtual pc, launch repackager, capture the package, save it to a network location, and do all the editing on my main box.
Answered 01/12/2006 by: xythex
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Cool, cheers Xythex. I'll give it a go now.
Answered 01/12/2006 by: Yakboy
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