Hi everyone.

Can anybody share their experience with the Snapshot vs. Installation Monitoring method of repackaging a legacy app with AdminStudio repackager? I understand the difference between how they work, but what is the end result of using either method?

My lone observation is that there seems to be less registry "junk" recorded when using the installation monitoring method. Regular snapshot seems to capture a lot more crap. Is this the case?
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It holds true from what I've noticed.
In a few cases, install monitor fails on calls between install modules. Besides, pre-configuration of app prior to package processing doesn't always fly well (e.g. rename of shortcuts or addition of files).
Overall I get a slightly better mileage off the install monitor vs snapshots.
Answered 08/25/2005 by: revizor
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Wise Package Studio has the same functionality, but I've had some apps like DIALux that crash during installation when using this form of repackaging!
Answered 08/26/2005 by: sini
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I stick to the snapshot method. The snap shot captures more information from my experience, this includes not only the application install, but pre and post configuration. This I believe is more beneficial because I would rather spend a couple of minutes removing the non needed items than hours or even days trying to fix and application when all along I just simply missed something in the capture.
Answered 08/26/2005 by: TomB
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