Hi all

My work place want to change from WinInstalle to Wise Packaging Software next year. I havent used it before and they dont give me any money for training cource. I would like to know WISE is easy to learn by self or not. Do you really need to have a training to be able to work with it.

Hope to hear your comments. Thanks a million.

enz
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Hi Enzogoy:

It depends everyone has their set of opinions for Wise/Installshield and other installers, however I would suggest that you should go thru the following site to find out how easy would it be for you to work on, Further I would also suggest that you should download the evaluation version of Wise Package Studio from Www.altiris.com

The site is http://www.dawnstar.com.au/wpshelp/welcome.html

Revert back in case you'd like to have any further information...
Answered 10/31/2006 by: wiseapp
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I think the hardest part in packaging is the Windows Installer technology (MSI) and knowing what you're doing on your windows boxes. If you bring that background already I bet you will like Wise very soon.

I agree with Bhupesh that you should start with an Eval as soon as possible...
Answered 11/01/2006 by: rpfenninger
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I have been working with wise packaging studio for about 1/2 year now.

I still think of myself as a beginner when it comes to msi packaging. But sticking to this forum, i guess or know you will learn a lot[:)]
Answered 11/01/2006 by: Bankeralle
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hi all

Sorry for a late reply :)

Bhupesh. Thank you for the link. It's actually a good one. I did try the evaluation version before (not the current version). I'm able to create a msi package but when i try to deploy it to a test machine, it doesn't allow me to. That's why I dont know whether the msi package has a problem or because of the evaluation that's why i'm not able to install through msi package.

Thank you all for the advices, it gives me more confidents. I surely come back here if i have a problem. Appdeploy is my teacher anyway:)

enz
Answered 11/12/2006 by: enzogoy
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Hi Enz:

Thanks! for appreciating our efforts, However I would like to know the way you're deploying the MSI may be that's where the problem lies.
Answered 11/12/2006 by: wiseapp
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Hi Bhupesh

May be that's the problem :).

The process i'm doing at the moment is create an msi packages then deploy them through AD. Because i'm using WinInstalle to create an msi package. I need to spend time to clean it up as well. If I use WISE, do i have to do the cleaning like i used to do with WinInstalle?

Thank you.
Enz
Answered 11/13/2006 by: enzogoy
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Hi Enz:

It depends on the package that you're creating something like repackaged version then you might have to do some cleaning in Wise as well but it all depends what kind of package you are developing, I normally cleanup the registry entries of installshield repackaged applications since many of them are unnecessary entries which I simply delete while editing the package. However there is one more option in Wise that you can build your exclusion and inclusion list for registry entries or file so during repackaging those files/registry are excluded automatically hence you don't get junk entries. I use this list to exclude Anti Virus entries which are captured during my repckaging any app.

Also to make your job easy in Win Install I would suggest using Package Cleaner, search for it in AppDeploy and download it, its convinient and easy to use.
Answered 11/13/2006 by: wiseapp
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