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spazzzen | 06 Jan 2009 | 0 comments

Creating new default setting for the AClient and resetting all the clients to the new default

First let's change the default settings. Open a Deployment console and go to Tools - Options and the Agent Settings Tab. Select the Change Default Settings button. This looks just like the agent settings for the client. Modify it to fit your needs.

Changing the settings for current clients

In the Deployment console go to Tools - Remote Agent Installer. You can either specify a Password later or just use one. The username and password does not have to be correct because this information is not needed for what we are doing. Click Next.

This is where we want to change the agent settings to match our Defaults. Click Change Settings and change the settings to what the default settings were...

MaggieH | 02 Jan 2009 | 1 comment

You can apply the following command line options to the WSE file. Command line options let you compile as well as set properties.

  • /c file.wse
    Compiles the installation script.
  • /c /s file.wse
    Compiles the installation script silently. You can use this option with the /d option.

WiseScript Installations Command Line Options

You can apply the following command line options to compiled .EXE files.

  • /M
    Runs the installation in manual mode, prompting for system directories (examples: Windows, System).
  • /M=filename
    Specifies a value file for installation.
  • /S
    Installs in silent (automatic) mode with no end user choices.

Uninstall Command Line Options

You can apply the following command line options...

Raman | 31 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Recently we encountered issues with new hard drives. When we got replacements from our vendors, we were not able to deploy the images. We have found a solution that has worked for us. I want to share with you all.

We got the latest version of Rdeploy.exe from DS 6.9 SP1 uploaded to Deployment Server to test with, and see, if there was a bug in the DS 6.8 build 206. Rdeploy.exe was preventing it from seeing new hard drives in older computers. Rdeploy.exe was uploaded into build 206 in the Rdeploy\DOS directory and in the Rdeploy\Windows directory. The older rdeploy.exe that existed there were renamed to rdeploy.exe.old to indicate that those files were the original files so that they would not be lost.


Create WINPE option for booting.

The issue was resolved.

haim96 | 23 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

In my environment (NS 6) there are a lot of scheduled tasks running on permanent time and day but from time to time I need to temporary disable a task and then enable it again.

With NS 6 there is only one option to disable task:

By disabling the shared scheduled that the user uses (IF he uses...) but in this way all the tasks that use the same shared scheduled will be also disabled.

The other way is delete the scheduled task and then recreate it when you need it again. Not very good option when the task runs on a variety of collections and computers...

So I came up with another option that allow me to disable the task but keeps it from deletion (and the collections\computers selections).

Create new shared scheduled in:
Configuration-> notification sever settings -> shared scheduled.

Select "Add...

Eshwar | 23 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Create VBscripts on your fingure tips. Here is the utility that helps you write WMI scripts for system administration, which is provided by Microsoft:

Download it here:

Note: Genuine OS Validation is required.

Good luck.

riva11 | 19 Dec 2008 | 7 comments

Many helpful tools are portable and every IT admin uses these tools from USB memory key.

Usually USB devices are really easy to install and use on different computers. But sometime problems happen when you insert a USB device and for some unknown reason it isn't recognized or cause a hardware error.

A good way is delete entries generated from this installation and install again. To help to perform this maintenance there is a good tool called USBDeview made by Nirtsoft.

Using this program you can see all USB devices configured on a local or remote computer, and see many information: device name and description, device type, serial number, the date/time that device was added, VendorID, ProductID, and many others.

Also you can perform other maintenance tasks, in addition to report functions, there are basic commands to disconnect or delete USB devices.

USBDeview is released as freeware and the nice feature is a portable application. You have only...

CaseyE | 18 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

Hello All Fellow Application Packaging Engineers,

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Sidd | 18 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

This document provides information about the Office 2007 System Group Policy settings from Administrative Template (ADM) files and Office Customization Tool OPA files.


MaggieH | 16 Dec 2008 | 0 comments

New to packaging? Want to know more?

Check out these great training videos.

Windows Installer

  • Repackaging Best Practices

    This video presentation explains several best practices pertaining to repackaging, very helpful regardless of the software you use.

  • Dealing with InstallScript for Administrators

    Covers the issues surrounding InstallShield's InstallScript and how it can affect deployment scenarios along with three demos showing ways to deal with the problem.

  • Determining Transform (MST) File Contents
  • Discusses Windows Installer Transforms (MST) and how you can determine the contents of a MST using popular tools like AdminStudio, Package Studio and ORCA.
  • Windows Installer AppSearch

    Covers AppSearch - including how to show the value of...

MaggieH | 15 Dec 2008 | 15 comments

Thinking about getting certified in WPS and wonder what you need to know to pass the exam?

Find useful information right here:

It covers:

  • Exam Overview
    • Preparing for an Exam
    • Additional Study Aids
    • Practice Exams
  • Exam Topics
    • Wise Package Studio Topics
    • Repackaging Methodologies
    • MSI Technology
  • Exam Preparation Checklist.

Good luck when doing the exam!