AdminStudio 2023 Help Library

AdminStudio 2023 | 25.0

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AdminStudio powers an enterprise's daily application readiness process for packaging, compatibility testing, and automated distribution. Using AdminStudio, systems administrators can rapidly prepare error-free applications to deploy into their enterprise environment through AdminStudio 2023 | 25.0 a structured Microfocus process built on application management best practices.

You can use AdminStudio tools to repackage applications and convert packages to virtual formats. Then, after importing all of your of physical, virtual, and mobile applications into the Application Manager, you can thoroughly test them to ensure that they are ready for deployment across your enterprise. The final step is to perform automated distribution directly from the Application Manager.

Complete List of Topics

The AdminStudio user documentation contains information about the functionality and features of all of the components of AdminStudio, and is presented in the following sections:

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Product Activation for AdminStudio

Describes AdminStudio product activation and licensing options.

Getting Started with AdminStudio

Describes how to use the AdminStudio Start Page tabs—which provide process information on how to perform key tasks using AdminStudio tools—to quickly get started evaluating and using AdminStudio.

Using the AdminStudio Interface

Describes the AdminStudio Interface, the central application for AdminStudio. From it, you can launch the AdminStudio tools, create process templates and projects, use AdminStudio Enterprise Server tools, and connect to and create Application Catalog.

Managing Accounts and Directory Services

Explains how to create an account for each person that you want to have access to AdminStudio, and how to import users or groups of users from a directory service. Also explains how to set up the AdminStudio account, domain account, single sign-on, and guest account login methods.

Managing Roles and Permissions

Explains how to create and edit roles to manage access to AdminStudio functionality.

Managing Applications and Application Catalog Databases

Explains how to use Application Catalog to import applications into the Application Catalog, organize them, and set up automatic import. It also explains how to manage application data, upgrade App-V packages from v4.x to 5.0, and how to convert packages to virtual formats using default settings.

Repackaging Legacy Installations Using the Repackaging Wizard

Explains how to use Repackager’s Repackaging Wizard to convert existing legacy installations into Windows Installer (MSI) packages.

Converting Legacy Installations Using the Repackager Interface

Explains how to use the Repackager interface to create and modify Repackager project files, and how to build those files into InstallShield Editor projects or Windows Installer packages.

Performing Virtualization and Repackaging Using the Automated Application Converter

Explains how to use the Automated Application Converter to examine a group of setups and perform automated virtualization of those setups (including performing automated repackaging of those setups that require it).

Using the Virtual Package Editor

Explains how to use the Virtual Package Editor to edit App-V packages and perform tasks such as customizing your App-V applications, resolving virtualization Best Practice issues and application conflicts, and fixing run-time problems.

Using the MSIX Editor

Explains how to use the MSIX Editor, a tool that enables you to edit MSIX packages, create Modification packages and perform various other tasks on MSIX packages.

Creating Customized Virtual Applications

Explains how to use the InstallShield Virtualization Assistants to create customized virtual applications in the Microsoft App-V, VMware ThinApp, and Citrix XenApp virtual application formats.

Customizing and Authoring Installations Using InstallShield

Describes how to use InstallShield Editor to create setup packages that utilize Windows Installer technology, while harnessing the flexibility provided by InstallScript. Also explains how to use InstallShield to create virtual applications.

Customizing Installations Using Tuner

Explains how to use Tuner to create a transform file to add to, modify, or remove information from a Windows Installer package.

Using Analyze to Perform Package Testing

Describes how to perform operating system compatibility, best practices, risk assessment, application conflict, remote application publishing compatibility, and application virtualization compatibility testing on packages in the Application Catalog using Analyze.

Analyze Tests

Describes the Analyze tests used to perform operating system compatibility, best practices, risk assessment, application conflict, remote application publishing compatibility, and application virtualization compatibility testing.

Analyzing the Impact of Installing Microsoft Operating System Security Patches

Explains how to import Microsoft application patches into the Application Catalog and thoroughly test the impact they will have on your environment before they are deployed.

Isolating Applications Using Application Isolation Wizard

Explains how to use the Application Isolation Wizard to solve component versioning conflicts by modifying an application so it always loads the versions of components—such as DLLs—with which it was originally developed and tested.

Ensuring Package Quality Using QualityMonitor

Explains how to use QualityMonitor to run a series of built-in tests to installed Windows Installer–based products, helping to ensure they run correctly, especially in a locked-down environment.

Distributing Applications and Packages

Explains how to use the Distribution Wizard to publish applications to ConfigMgr (Formerly called as System Center Configuration Manager), Citrix XenApp Server, and Workspace ONE Server. It also explains how to use the Package Distribution Wizard to distribute packages to a variety of distribution systems.

Generating and Viewing Reports

Explains how to use the Reports to report on or view all of the information regarding the applications in your Application Catalog from a single location.

Setting Up AdminStudio Module in PowerShell

Explains how to use the AdminStudio PowerShell Cmdlets to integrate your existing .NET applications or scripting environments like Microsoft PowerShell with AdminStudio.