Folks,

Im comparing installshield and wise at the moment. Im well versed in Installshield but not so in Wise...

We have a need to automate our builds from project files nightly using team build server. Installshield I know have a standalone dll for build machines that you can call on their APIs to automate the build.

What does Wise offer?
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There is an automation interface but I think your question would be answered more fully if posted in Altiris' forum.IIRC, there is a Knowledgebase article number with a link to the relevant documentation.

Remember that Altiris, like Acresso, has a few products in the 'Wise' stable so be sure to pick the correct product forum.

http://forums.altiris.com/default.aspx
Answered 08/04/2008 by: VBScab
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Hi cbragg,

Yes Wise does provided an automate interface either by the "WfWi.Document" object or API calls through DLL.
Have a look at "Wise Automation Reference" and "Wise Software Repository Automation" under the "Best Practices" section at http://www2.wise.com/sysadmin_resources_page.asp
Answered 08/04/2008 by: AngelD
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G'Day Kim,
I tried the Automation links under Best Practices:

http://209.104.132.121/docs/Wise Automation Documentation.exe

http://209.104.132.121/docs/Wise Software Repository Automation Documentation.exe

Both appear to be broken. Is anyone else able to navigate to these documents?

Regards
Wayne
Answered 08/04/2008 by: WayneB
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Seems to be a problem with their server, I'll report this to Symantec (Wise/Altiris) for them to fix it.

/Kim
Answered 08/05/2008 by: AngelD
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Thanks Kim
Answered 08/05/2008 by: WayneB
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Hi Wayne,

They are having some internal "furnishing" so it may take a while to get the links working.
In the meantime I have asked them if they can be downloaded from another location, we'll just have to wait and see.
Answered 08/06/2008 by: AngelD
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Now, you see, THIS type of behaviour is what winds me up with vendors, particularly ones with the resources available to them such as Altiris must have. How hard is it, exactly, to set up link redirection? Is anybody seriously telling me that they couldn't find a few Mb on a server somewhere to host this stuff while they do their re-arranging? How unprofessional do they want to appear? It defies belief, it really does...
Answered 08/06/2008 by: VBScab
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New locations are as follow:
Wise Automation Reference
http://www2.wise.com/docs/Wise%20Automation%20Documentation.exe

Wise Software Repository Automation
http://www2.wise.com/docs/Wise%20Software%20Repository%20Automation%20Documentation.exe

The old links will be redirected in a near future.
Answered 08/06/2008 by: AngelD
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Thanks again Kim, the new links worked a treat.

Now I guess the real work begins [8D]

Regards
Wayne
Answered 08/06/2008 by: WayneB
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