Centrino
Pilgrim

Anyone sequencing with AdminStudio Virtualisation Pack ?

Is there any benefit in using the AdminStudio tool to create sequences ?

Thanks.
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jaybee96
Pilgrim

YES YES YES


Sequencing seems to be quick and simple.. BUT not as Flexible as using the MSI as the BASE.

If you already have the knowledge of Repackaging / MSI , then this is the base from where you can go any direction.
The MSI is fully open and editable.
( Sequencing is a 1way street)

Application Virtualization is bound to a lot of rules , AdminStudio can check this for you automatically before even going into the Virtualization step.

If you already have an App-V , then you can also import this into the Application Manager which gives you a lot of extra info / test capabilities.


As long as you have the ISM/MSI , you can either :
- stay on the MSI track
- Convert the MSI to any virtualization format ( App-V 4.x, 5.x, ThinApp, XenApp, WWV )
- Create Patches / Upgrades
- Transforms
- support Hardware / drivers

etc..
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CsabaK
Flexera beginner

Absolutely!

We are implementing a continuous integration framework that has IS with App-V as one of its component. Developers can compile code and package (MSI and App-V) simultaneously with a single click of a button. Takes some effort to implement, though.
Next ... is single click deployment of packages.

The only major caveat is the AS 2014 and lower is missing a major function in the App-V virtualization feature, that we use on 80% of our packages. It is the Isolation Settings feature that allows COM interaction for App-V packages. MS Sequencer has introduced this long ago. The good news is that IS Premier 2015 already has this in place ... so I am eagerly awaiting for the arrival of AS 2015 to have the function available. 🙂
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