Application Packaging Training

Application Packaging Course Contents


1.    What is Application Packaging / repackaging?

  • History of Windows Installer Technology.
  • Why repackaging is required?
  • What are the Problems in legacy installations?
  • Major Benefits of windows installer?
  • Differences between EXE & MSI?

 2.    Basic Knowledge of Windows Operating system?

  • About Registry.
  • About Services.
  • About ODBC.
  • About Directory Structure.

 3.    Application Packaging Minimum Hardware & Software Requirements.

  • VMWARE WorkStation 7.0/8.0.
  • Windows 7 Operating System 
  • Install-Shield Admin Studio 2008 to 2012.
  • Pre Installation Steps.
  • Post Installation Steps.
  • User Test Environment.

 4.    Client Application Pre-Validation Analysis.

  • Commanding on Legacy Applications Installation Process.
  • Technical Analysis of a Client Source.
  • Functionality Check & Source Behavior.
  • Review of PRF (or) APRF & Installation Instruction Forms.
  • Technical Review of a Legacy / MSI Application Discovery.

5.    Admin Studio Tools.

  • Re-Packager.
  • Tuner.
  • Editor

6.    Re-Packaging Tools

  • Install-Shield 2008 to 2016

7.    Installation Designer Tab: Functionality of the Project.

  • Installation Information.
  • General Information.
  • Project Properties.
  • Summary Information Stream.
  • Add or Remove Programs.
  • Product Properties.     

Organization.

  • Setup Design.
  • Features.
  • Components.

Application Data.

  • Files & Folders.
  • Redistributables.
  • Merge Modules.
  • Install-Shield Objects.
  • Setup Prerequisite.

 System Configuration.

  • Shortcuts.
  • Registry.
  • ODBC Resources.
  • INI Files.
  • CAB Files.
  • Environment Variables.

Server Configuration.

  • Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • Component Services.
  • SQL Scripts.

Behavior and Logic.

  • Custom Action and Sequences.
  • System Search.
  • Property Manager.

User Interface.      

  • Working with Dialogue.

Media.

  • Path Variables.
  • Upgrades.
  •    Small Upgrades.
  •    Minor Upgrades.
  •    Major Upgrades.

Releases.

  • Patch Design.

8.    Working With MSI Tables:

  • ​File.
  • Component.
  • Feature.
  • Directory.
  • Media
  • Property.
  • Shortcuts.
  • Upgrade.
  • Service.
  • Feature Components.

9.    Working With Transforms (MST):

  • Introduction of Transforms.
  • Working with Tuner.
  • Working with Editor.
  • Working with Response Transforms.
  • How to install transforms along with MSI.

10.    Working with Application Installation User Interface Wizard Customization.

  • Introduction of UI Wizard Customization.
  • Working with Dialogues.
  • Editing / Modifying UI Wizards.
  • Customizing UI Wizards.

11.    Working with Active Setup.

  • Introduction of Active Setup.
  • What is Active Setup?
  • Creating Active Setup using with Template.
  • Working with Stub path.
  • Working with Manual Active Setup.

12.    Working with Install-shield Silent Setup or Response File Creation.

  • Introduction of .ISS / Response file.
  • Creation of Install-shield Silent Setup (.ISS).
  • Creation of .Log files for (.ISS).

13    Working With Custom Actions and Sequences.

  • Introduction of Custom Action and Sequences.
  • What is Custom Action?
  • User Interface.
  • Deferred Execution in System Context.
  • Immediate Execution.

14.    Working with Add-Ins.

  • Introduction of Add-Ins.
  • Purpose of Add-Ins?
  •  Working with COM-Add-Ins.
  • Working with EXCEL-Add-Ins.

15.    Working with Customization Products.

  • Introduction of Customization.
  • Working with Microsoft Office 2003 Customizations.
  • Working with Adobe Application Customizations.
  •  Working with Nero Application Customizations.

16.    Installation Process of Packaged Application.

  •  Command Line Installations.
  • MSIEXEC Switches.
  • Transforms Installations.
  • Patch File Installations.

17.    Working with MSI Features.

  • Working with Self-Healing.
  • Working with Self-Repair.
  • Working with ROLL-BACK.
  • Installation on-Demand.

18.    Working with in initial Level of Troubleshooting.

  • How Doe’s Self-Healing Mechanization will work?
  • Discovery of Self-Healing Component.
  • Salvation of Self-Healing mechanization.
  •  How we will Difference ate Features & Components.
  • Working with Features.
  •  Working with Components.

19.    Working With Merge Modules.

  • Introduction of Merge Module.
  • Advantages of Merge Modules.
  • Creation of Merge Modules.

20.    Working With ODBC Data Source Administrator.

  • Introduction of ODBC.
  • Working with ODBC Applications.

21.    Testing of Packaged Application.

  • Application Functionality Checking.
  • Application Behavior in Admin & User.
  • Functionality Checking for Source & Packaged Applications.

22.    Working with Vendor Application Tasks.

  • Working With Build Release Wizards.
  • Working With Compile.
  • Working with Build.
  • Adding New Language Wizard.
  • Working with MSI Command Line Builder.
  • Standard Dialogues.
  • Skinned Dialogues.
  • Redistributable Downloader.
  • Prerequisite Editor.

23.    Working with Property Manager.

  • Working with ALLUSERS Property.
  • Working with ROOTDRIVE.
  • Working with INSTALLLEVEL.
  • Working with REBOOT.
  • Working with ARP SYSTEM COMPONRNTS.
  • Working with Accept License Agreement.
  • Working with EULA Accept.

24.    Working with Troubleshooting Tools.

  •     Working with Orca for Validation.


25. Overview of VB Scripting. 
26. Working with Complex Applications.
27. Explanation of Real Time Complex Application Scenarios
28. While Re-Packaging The Vendor Application, What are the Requirements we Should get it from Vendor Side?
29. Explanation of PRF Form (OR) APRF Form (OR) BLUE PRINT FORMS.
30. How To Design "PRF Form" (OR) "APRF Form" (OR) "BLUE PRINT FORMS”.
31. Explanation About "INSTALLATION INSTRUCTION FORM".
32. Explanation About the "Applications Installation Background Mechanism".
33. Explanation of "DRIVE MECHANISM" AND "CONTROL PANEL MECHANISM".
34. After Application Installation, The Files Goes’ to The Location of.
35. In-depth Explanation About "INSTALLATION DESIGNER TAB” (OR) “APPLICATION FUNCTIONALITY TAB".
36. In-depth Explanation About "FEATURES" AND "COMPONENTS" AND "REGISTRYS".
37. In-depth Explanation About "Application Life Cycle Mechanism".
38. In-depth Explanation About "Application Re-Packaging Life Cycle Mechanism".
39. In-depth Explanation About "ACTIVE SETUP MECHANISM".

  • Training Method - Classroom based or Live Instructor-led (online)
  • Duration - 6 Days (30 Hours)
  • ​Fees - Rs. 15000/-
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