Hi All,
I am a newcomer to the boards but have been lurking on and off for a couple years. In my last position I had touched Wise 7 and repackaged basic MSI's for deployment through group policy. I have since taken a new position at a new company and noticed that their software management/deployment was a little behind (actually bringing installation discs to a users desk) and thought some of my experiences would help the firm automate the process.
So I just purchased Wise Package Studio 8 standard edition and wanted some general configuration ideas and tips. From what it looks like Standard edition just sits on one local machine and does not need a SQL database. Is this correct? If so do you just have a base image as close to a clean workstation as possible and install Wise on that. Do you re-image the machine and reinstall Wise for each package or is this overkill on my part? Also my new environment has multiple OS's (all windows based) which I have never worked with before. Would you have a seperate package for each OS? Thanks
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1)Standard edition just sits on one local machine and does not need a SQL database. Is this correct ?
Yes.
2)Do you re-image the machine and reinstall Wise for each package or is this overkill on my part?
No , you don't reinstall wise for each package. create a new image or Take VM snapshot after you install wise.
3)Would you have a seperate package for each OS?
No,If the legacy setup is comaptible with all the OS that you have then you can have one package created for all the OS. Just mention the platform supported in the package.
Answered 02/17/2010 by: Nirmal1208
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Obviously, applications vary so bear in mind that you may have to condition certain features and/or components so that they're only installed for their target OS.
Answered 02/18/2010 by: VBScab
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ORIGINAL: BerkApp

Also my new environment has multiple OS's (all windows based) which I have never worked with before. Would you have a seperate package for each OS? Thanks


You need to be specific here, as different OS might have different Windows Installer versions installed or WI may even be missing in old OS (95/98/me/2000)
Answered 02/18/2010 by: slay_u
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Well we mainly run Windows XP SP3 here but are starting to move toward Windows 7 with a couple select people and evenutally the firm. Can I assume that most .msi's that are supported for both will be fine for me?
Answered 02/18/2010 by: BerkApp
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