There are 3 types of exclusions used when repackaging installations - this article will discuss the differences between each one and how to edit them.
There are 3 types of AdminStudio Repackager exclusions used when repackaging installations - this article will discuss the differences between each one and how to edit them.
These exclusions will automatically mark captured files as red (or excluded) in the Repackager project. As all the data from the original capture is intact, if you accidentally exclude necessary files, you can always re-include them from the Repackager Interface and quickly rebuild your Windows Installer package.
The default file responsible for Project Exclusions is "isrepackager.ini" and is installed by default into the Adminstudio Shared folder.
Repackager can be set to point to a customised exclusion list instead of the default "isrepackager.ini" by selecting from the drop down menu in Repackager: Project > Properties > Exclusions Tab
Clicking Edit on the above dialog will open the Exclusions Editor allowing you easily add, remove or modify exclusions from the selected list.
Repackaging exclusions refer to exclusions made during repackage time using the Repackaging Wizard. Any files, registry entries, .ini files, or shortcuts excluded at this point are not included in the Repackager project. Therefore, if you exclude a directory you later need, you need to repackage the setup again.
The file responsible for this exclusion list is "default.ini" and is by default installed here: \AdminStudio\2014\Repackager\default.ini
Individual Project Exclusions
As each project is different, and may require you to make decisions as to whether certain captured data is necessary, you can also selectively exclude or re-include items on a per-package basis.
This can be done by simply right clicking a file or folder and selecting to exclude or include