Wise Toolkit 6.1 SP1 Release Notes

Article:DOC1341  |  Created: 2006-12-29  |  Updated: 2007-01-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC1341
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Question
What do I need to know about Wise Toolkit 6.1 SP1?

Answer

Wise Toolkit 6.1 SP1

Release Notes

Introduction

Installation and Upgrade

New Features in this Release

Fixes in this Release

Known Issues in this Release

Additional Documentation

Document History

Introduction

Wise Toolkit is a collection of Wise tools that consists of:

  • The Wise InstallTailor™ tool, which creates a transform (.MST) that changes the way a Windows Installer installation runs. InstallTailor simulates an installation, captures the options that the user selects on the installation dialogs, and creates a transform file that incorporates those selections. Because the installation is only simulated, no changes are actually made on the computer.
  • WiseScript for NS, a WiseScript™ authoring environment that lets system administrators create .EXE files that automate Altiris tasks in a batch mode and manage resources more effectively.

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Installation and Upgrade

Prerequisites

  • Altiris® Notification Server™ 6.0 or later
  • Altiris® Client Management Suite™ software

Where to Download Wise Toolkit 6.1 SP1

You can download Wise Toolkit 6.1 SP1 from http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx to install for the first time or upgrade from previous versions.

New Installation

  1. Open the Altiris Console.
  2. Select Start > Programs > Altiris > Altiris Console or Altiris Console 6.5.
  3. Go to the Configuration view.
  4. In the left pane, click Upgrade/Install Additional Solutions.
  5. In the right pane, click the Solutions tab.
  6. Click Altiris Wise Toolkit.
  7. Click Start.

This installs the installation .MSI files for Wise InstallTailor and WiseScript for NS in Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\WiseToolkit. The tools themselves are not installed on the Notification Server or client computers until the first time you launch them. See Launching the Tools.

Note
Wise Toolkit is also installed when you install Client Management Suite.

Launching the Tools

To Launch Wise InstallTailor

  1. Select Start > Programs > Altiris > Altiris Console or Altiris Console 6.5.
  2. Go to the Tasks view.
  3. In the left pane, expand the Wise Toolkit folder and click Wise Tools.
  4. In the right pane, click Run InstallTailor.

The first time you try to run InstallTailor, it is installed on the computer from which you logged on to the Altiris console. Thereafter, clicking the Run InstallTailor button launches the program.

You also can launch InstallTailor by selecting Start > Programs > Altiris > Wise InstallTailor. This shortcut is available only if Wise InstallTailor has already been installed on your computer.

To Start WiseScript for NS

  1. Select Start > Programs > Altiris > Altiris Console or Altiris Console 6.5.
  2. Go to the Tasks view.
  3. In the left pane, expand the Wise Toolkit folder and click Wise Tools.
  4. In the right pane, click Run WiseScript for NS.

The first time you try to run WiseScript for NS, it is installed on the computer from which you logged on to the Altiris console. Thereafter, clicking the Run WiseScript for NS button launches the program.

You also can launch WiseScript for NS by selecting Start > Programs > Altiris > WiseScript for NS. This shortcut is available only if WiseScript for NS has already been installed on your computer.

Upgrading

  1. Select Start > Programs > Altiris > Altiris Console or Altiris Console 6.5.
  2. Go to the Configuration view.
  3. In the left pane, click Upgrade/Install Additional Solutions.
  4. In the right pane, click the Currently Installed tab.
  5. Click the Update button for Altiris Wise Toolkit.

This updates the installation program for Wise Toolkit. The installation .MSI files for the individual tools have not been changed for this release.

Upgrade Issues

None.

Uninstalling

To Uninstall Wise Toolkit from the Altiris Console

  1. Select Start > Programs > Altiris > Altiris Console or Altiris Console 6.5.
  2. Go to the Configuration view.
  3. In the left pane, click Upgrade/Install Additional Solutions.
  4. In the right pane, click the Currently Installed tab.
  5. Click the Remove button for Altiris Wise Toolkit.

This procedure only removes the Wise Toolkit buttons from the Altiris Console. It does not remove the Wise InstallTailor and WiseScript for NS programs from the Notification Server or client computers.

To Uninstall Wise Toolkit Tools from Individual Computers

Follow these steps for each computer that Wise Toolkit is installed on.

  1. From the Windows Control Panel, select Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select Wise InstallTailor and click Remove.
  3. Select WiseScript for NS and click Remove.
  4. Close the Add or Remove Programs dialog.

The tool programs are uninstalled and their Start menu shortcuts are removed.

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New Features in this Release

Improvements for this release include the following new features:

Windows Vista Compliance

All features of Wise Toolkit function properly on client computers that are running the Windows Vista operating system.

64-Bit Support

All features of Wise Toolkit run in 32-bit emulation mode on 64-bit client computers.

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Fixes in this Release

None.

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Known Issues in this Release

Although the tools in Wise Toolkit have not been localized, in localized versions of Notification Server, some localized text might appear on the Wise Toolkit page in the Altiris Console, or on certain parts of the Wise Toolkit interface.

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Additional Documentation

Altiris product documentation is available in Microsoft* HTML Help (.CHM) and Adobe Acrobat* (.PDF) formats. To view Altiris product documentation in .PDF format, use Adobe Acrobat Reader (available at: http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html).

Documentation files are installed in the following directories on the Notification Server computer:

  • Program Files\Wise InstallTailor
  • Program Files\WiseScript for NS\Help

The following documentation is provided with Wise Toolkit. To view this information, open each file from its respective directory or press F1 from any place in the product to open the relevant topic.

  • InstallTailor.chm
  • WiseScriptforNS.chm

To view the documentation in .PDF format, see the following articles in the Altiris Knowledgebase:

  • InstallTailor.pdf (article 31452)
  • WiseScriptforNS.pdf (article 31451)

Altiris Information Resources

Source What Information it Includes Location
Altiris Documentation Information about new features, update instructions, and known issues for each release. Includes Altiris formal documentation such as release notes, help, reference guides, best practice articles, and technical reference articles. http://www.altiris.com/support/documentation
Altiris Knowledgebase Comprehensive collection of articles, incidents, and issues for Altiris solutions. http://kb.altiris.com/
Altiris Juice:
an online magazine for Altiris users
Best practices, tips and tricks, and articles for users of Altiris solutions. http://www.altiris.com/juice
Online Forums Forums for Altiris solutions and suites. http://forums.altiris.com/

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Document History

Date Changes
12/29/06 Created
04/05/07 Published

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