I am evaluating AdminStudio, was version 6 but now version 7, for packaging/repackaging a huge number of applications. One item in AdminStudio that looked good was the ability to package an application for distribution via Landesk, putting all the files into the MSI.

When I go through the distribution wizard it doesn't do this, all it does is copy the files to the target share. Is there something that I'm missing in this product, as reading through the help files it seems to me that it should do it automatically.

If it doesnt' do it automatically is there functionality in the product to embed all the files required for an installation into the MSI (or MST).

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Im not sure what you mean about putting all files in msi or mst.
I use a MST then have my files in a CAB file that the MST references.
This CAB then sits with MSI and MST folder, on distro point.

When you mod ur MST... add some files into the install.
You should then be asked how you want to store these additional files.
Answered 10/10/2005 by: rahvintzu
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If you're using the repackager you will se that all the files are kopied to your package-folder along with some other files,
the important file here is the .irp file. Double-click the file to edit it in AdminStudio, you will now be able to build a MSI or an ISM-project file. I would suggest building the ISM, then edit this in the full AdminStudio editor and build your MSI from there, this way you can do what ever changes you need.

Answered 10/11/2005 by: andler
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I've already created the package, but the Admin Studio help files say that it can repackage the msi embedding all the files within the MSI rather than having them in the sourcefolder. Landesk distribution wants a single file to distribute, rather than having an MSI referencing files in the sourcefolder. This is what I want to do.

Answered 10/11/2005 by: kire
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