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13th July 2009, 11:24 AM #1
Advanced Installer - How Clean is Clean
We've just purchased Advanced Installer Enterprise and are waiting for the monies to clear before we get our serial number etc etc. As such I am currently playing with the 30 day demo version.
Before I get going, can I ask - on our old RM network we had to build packages on clean machines. I understand the concept of this and why it is done. We never had any problems.
Now on a vanilla network - how clean is clean?
My thinking would be a standard Windows XP installation (connected to the network?) with all the updates. That would be it. Nothing else. Just Advanced Installer.
Can anyone confirm for me?
13th July 2009, 11:27 AM #2
That how I do it, generally not connected to the network. If I need a connection (eg activation/registration) then I put AV software on but thats about it.
Originally Posted by garethedmondson
Thanks to sparkeh from:
garethedmondson (13th July 2009)
13th July 2009, 11:29 AM #3
That's great. Thanks for confirming.
Originally Posted by sparkeh
13th July 2009, 11:33 AM #4
Actually, thinking about it there's some updates you might not want to include, such as windows search tool, or just disable it, or add it as an exclusion so you don't pick up anything it has done between scans. Also windows update itself should be disabled so you don't get the update log included in the msi.
Saves you having to edit the msi after.
13th July 2009, 12:08 PM #5
Just remember with advanced installed doing a file scan before - install program - file scan after is just one way of creating a package with it.
Did you purchase it directly?
13th July 2009, 12:11 PM #6
Ah right, never used it actually, always used WinInstall LE with the scan-install-scan routine.
Originally Posted by plexer
What else can you do with it and is it worth buying over the free WinInstall LE?
13th July 2009, 12:15 PM #7
Get VirtualBox on your machine. You can have a completly clean virtual machine and after you've built the package you can just click revert to snapshop and it's clean again. Simples.
13th July 2009, 12:20 PM #8
Have you given the AppDeploy Repackager a go?
13th July 2009, 12:21 PM #9
Have a look at the advanced installer webpage I am going to buy it when funds allow.
13th July 2009, 12:23 PM #10
Oh right I thought you had experience of using it.
Originally Posted by plexer
Just wondering what you are going to use it for that you can't do with WI LE and Orca?
Agreed about the use of VMs, they are perfect for clean machines.
Last edited by sparkeh; 13th July 2009 at 12:29 PM.
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