AdminStudio 2016 Feature List

AdminStudio 2016 Feature List

Summary

This article lists the features available in the different editions of AdminStudio 2016 and the separate add on packs.

Synopsis

This article lists the features available in the different editions of AdminStudio 2016 and the separate add on packs.

Discussion

Edition

Add On

Tools

Functionality

Standard

None

Repackager

Repackage applications into Windows Installer format

Perform basic ISO tagging, including creation of tag files

Package Distribution Wizard

Prepare packages for distribution

InstallShield 2016 (Professional Edition)

Customize Windows Installer packages by either directly editing them or by creating transforms

Tuner

Customize Windows Installer packages by creating transforms

Application Isolation Wizard

Resolve component versioning conflicts

Application Virtualization

Automated Application Converter (Single Application Version)

Conversion Wizard (Single Application Version)

Convert a package to a virtual application in the following formats:

?Microsoft App-V (4.x and 5.1)
?Citrix XenApp
?VMware ThinApp (4.x and 5.x)
?Symantec Workspace

Convert one package at a time

Virtual Package Editor

Edit App-V packages

Microsoft App-V Assistant

ThinApp Assistant

Citrix Assistant

Create a customized virtual package from an InstallShield project

Professional

None

Same as Standard, plus:

Application Manager / Catalog

Manage applications in an Application Catalog database

Manage a package?s System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Symantec Altiris Client Management Suite deployment data

View an application?s System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployment status

Perform advanced ISO tag file creation, editing, and storage

Application Manager / Test Center

Perform tests in the following categories:

?Windows Installer Internal Consistency Evaluators
?Windows Installer Best Practices
?Application Conflicts

Test and fix one package at a time

Distribution Wizard

Publish applications to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and Symantec Altiris Management Server.

OS Snapshot Wizard

Capture basic operating system configuration in an OS Snapshot, which can be imported into the Application Catalog to check for potential OS conflicts

QualityMonitor

Perform Windows Installer testing, including testing in a locked down environment

Automated Application Converter (Single Application Version)

Conversion Wizard (Single Application Version)

Automatically repackage a legacy package (.exe) into a Windows Installer package (.msi)

Repackage one package at a time

Test on Virtual Machine Wizard

Automatically launch a specified virtual machine and install a selected Windows Installer (.msi), App-V package (.appv), or installation executable (.exe) package for testing.

Application Virtualization

Same as Standard, plus:

Enhancements to Application Manager / Catalog

Import virtual packages into Application Catalog

View virtual package data in Application Manager

Manage System Center 2012 Configuration Manager deployment data for App-V 4.x and 5.1 packages

Manage Citrix XenApp Server deployment data for Citrix XenApp profiles and App-V 4.x packages

Manage Symantec Altiris Client Management Suite deployment data for Symantec Workspace and VMware ThinApp packages

Manage App-V Server deployment data for App-V 4.x and 5.1 packages

Enhancements to Application Manager / Test Center

Test packages for compatibility to be virtualized to App-V, ThinApp, XenApp, and Symantec Workspace formats

Test App-V packages for best practices

Test App-V packages for conflicts with other packages

Enhancements to Distribution Wizard

Publish applications containing App-V 4.x and 5.1 packages to Microsoft App-V Server

Publish applications containing App-V packages to System Center Configuration Manager and Citrix XenApp Server

Publish applications containing Citrix XenApp profiles and App-V 4.x packages to Citrix XenApp Server

Publish applications containing Symantec Workspace and VMware ThinApp packages to Symantec Altiris Client Management Suite Server

Enhancements to Test on Virtual Machine Wizard

Automatically launch a specified virtual machine and install an App-V (.appv) package for testing.

Application Compatibility

Enhancements to Application Manager / Test Center

Test packages for compatibility with the following operating systems:

?Windows 7 (32-bit and 64?bit)
?Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit)
?Windows 10 (32-bit and 64-bit)
?Windows Server 2008 R2
?Windows Server 2012

On the Operating System Compatibility tab of the Test Center Deployment Type View, you can see detailed data for only the last package tested; for all other packages in the Application Catalog, this tab is blank (even if the package has been previously tested)

Ability to display Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) database test results on ACT Summary tab of the Test Center Deployment Type View

Mac and Mobile

Enhancements to Application Manager / Catalog

?Import of the following Mac OS X desktop applications into the Application Catalog:
?Apple installer package (.pkg file)
?Apple disk image (.dmg file)
?Mac App Store app (public store link)
?Import of the following mobile app formats into the Application Catalog:
?Apple iOS mobile apps (local and public store link)
?Google Android mobile apps (local and public store link)
?Microsoft Windows Store mobile apps (local and public store link)
?Ability to import iOS Enterprise Policy Configuration files, view their settings, and determine the policy compatibility of iOS mobile apps.
?Ability to view iOS and Android mobile app reporting on feature use, device compatibility, and OS compatibility.
?Ability to customize Apple Installer Package PKG installer settings
?Ability to view deployment data for Windows Store mobile apps, including detection methods and framework customizations
?Ability to manage AirWatch Server deployment data for both Apple iOS and Google Android mobile apps (local and public store link)
?Ability to view and modify Casper deployment settings for Mac OS X desktop applications

Enhancements to Application Manager / Test Center

?Test Apple iOS mobile apps for best practices
?Test Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, and Google Android mobile apps for risk assessment
?Test Apple iOS, Microsoft Windows, and Google Android mobile apps for operating system compatibility
?Test Mac OS X desktop applications (.pkg, .dmg, and Mac App Store apps) for operating system compatibility and best practices

Enhancements to Distribution Wizard

Ability to publish applications containing the following mobile app formats to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 and AirWatch Server:

?Apple iOS mobile apps (local and public store link)
?Google Android mobile apps (local and public store link)

Ability to publish applications containing the following mobile app format to System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2:

?Windows Store (local and public store link)

Ability to publish applications containing the following package formats to JAMF Casper Suite:

?Apple installer package (.pkg file)
?Apple disk image (.dmg file)
?Mac App Store app (public store link)

Enterprise

None

Same as Professional, plus:

InstallShield 2016 (Premier Edition instead of Professional Edition)

Advanced customization of Windows Installer packages by either directly editing them or by creating transforms

Application Manager / Report Center

Advanced reports including detailed summary and dashboard reports on Test Center test results, package data, and deployment information

Platform API

Use to integrate your existing .NET applications or scripting environments like Microsoft PowerShell with AdminStudio

Software Repository

Secure storage system for AdminStudio package data, including version management

Report Center (Web Tool)

Generate reports on packages stored in the Application Catalog, including reports using custom SQL queries

Security Console (Web Tool)

Manage AdminStudio user accounts and directory services

Manage AdminStudio roles and permissions

Automated Application Converter (Multiple Application Version)

Conversion Wizard (Multiple Application Version)

Automatically repackage legacy packages (.exe) into Windows Installer packages (.msi)

Ability to perform automated repackaging of multiple packages at a time

Application Virtualization

Same as Professional, plus:

Automated Application Converter (Multiple Application Version)

Conversion Wizard (Multiple Application Version)

Ability to perform automated conversion of multiple packages at a time

Enhancements to Application Manager / Report Center

Includes the Application Virtualization Compatibility Dashboard report

Report Center's Application Readiness Dashboard includes an Application Virtualization Compatibility summary chart and App-V Best Practices and App?V Conflicts test results summary charts.

Application Compatibility

Same as Professional, plus:

Enhancements to Application Manager / Test Center

Ability to test and fix multiple packages or groups of packages simultaneously

Ability to view package-level test details for Operating System Compatibility and Browser Compatibility tests for all packages in the Application Catalog, not just the last one tested

Import of web applications and web deploy packages into the Application Catalog

Test web applications for compatibility with the following browsers:

?Internet Explorer 9
?Internet Explorer 10
?Internet Explorer 11
?Microsoft Edge

Test web deploy packages for compatibility with the following platforms:

?Windows Server 2012 R2
?Microsoft Azure Application Services

Test web deploy packages for best practices.

Test web deploy packages for browser compatibility.

Enhancements to Application Manager / Report Center

Display of Microsoft ACT database test results on the Report Center tab

Enhancements to Platform API

Ability to use the Test-ASPackage and Resolve-ASPackage Platform API commands to perform batch package testing and issue resolution.

Mac and Mobile

Same as Professional

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