Hi All

i am going into an environment ina  months time where i am going to be setting up my own packaging environment, it is going to be admin studio 11.5 i think, and will have server space for the applications catalogue.

Anyone got any guidance for me

one thing that confuses me is this applications catalogue

what is the purpose of this, to store any created msi's once you have completed them? as it seems to add them at the very start when they are messy?

in my old role i used to have a machine with admin studio on and copy the files to a shared location, so iv never seen this feature before

if anyone knows of any guides or has any advice on it, iv heard about installing the admin studio locally and having a vm with a shaortcut to admin studio, so the vm doesnt have admin studio on?

any assistance would be greatlt appreciated!


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App catalogue can provide a number of useful services if you take the time to investigate and set it up the way you will use it best...  Though I don't really use it, never really had the time to investigate and setup properly, but it can find conflicting dll versions amongst other things.

As for VM setup for packaging... I use 2 VMs...

VM #1: This is a production image, exact state of a newly built/imaged computer that customers use.  I generally test all packages on this VM.

VM #2: Packaging image.  Base OS, without any patches or 3rd party apps, right after a fresh install of OS.  I then install the AdminStudio stand-alone repackage for legacy captures.

Answered 09/26/2012 by: dandirk
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