9-2: New Approaches to Software Packaging

Solution overview

Type of solution

Guidance and scripts

Features and tools

VBScript, setup.exe, msiexec.exe

Solution summary

Create a wrapper around the many various application setup routines in your environment so that there is always one consistent, easy-to-find way to launch the installation of any one application. Separate application installation and configuration, and then link them together.

Benefits

Ability to upgrade application versions without modifying the software management framework; easier deployment and support.

Introduction

The primary goal of a software management infrastructure is to support the installation, repair, and removal of applications. There are numerous tools that can be used to deploy ...

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