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Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer

Paperback, ca. 750 pages, includes CD-ROM

This book is out of print and no longer available.
As an alternative please consider The Definitive Guide to Windows Installer by Phil Wilson.


The Indispensable Reference for Administator's Migrating to the Windows Installer Service. InstallShield Software Corporation's AdminStudio product answers every administrator need for repackaging a legacy application into the Windows Installer service (MSI) format for deployment on an MSI-based network such as Windows 2000 or Windows XP. Written by two authorities on the Windows Installer service, this book provides an in-depth review of the standard features and often-missed secrets for creating MSI packages. Baker and Dickau guide you through the intricacies of the Windows Installer service and the complete suite of complementary tools that come with AdminStudio. You learn to solve the most common repackaging tasks and discover techniques for handling the problems that can occur during and after installing a repackaged application in a locked-down environment. This new book from InstallShield Press continues the InstallShield Software Corporation commitment to the latest and best information on the complex world of software installation and management.

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About The Authors
Bob Baker is presently a technical trainer for InstallShield Software Corporation specializing in the tools that deal with the Windows Installer service. Previous positions held were as the Program Manager for InstallShield3 and the Director of Product Support Services.
Robert Dickau is currently a senior technical trainer for InstallShield Software Corporation, and the author of the InstallShield Developer, InstallShield Professional, and InstallShield MultiPlatform training materials. He has worked with the various versions of Windows Installer technology since its introduction in 1998.


"Superb, the foundations and the details together in a well written easy read. Everyone managing Windows based desktops should read and keep this book." (Scotty McLeod, Senior Analyst, Desktop Management,  HSBC Bank, plc, on the front cover)

"This book presents a Windows Installer overview that is perfect for beginners while also detailing many advanced topics that can be used to create more sophisticated packages. This book is a must-have for anyone that creates, maintains, or deploys Windows Installer packages." (David M. Lingerfelt, Systems Engineer, Avanade Inc.)

"This book provides an in-depth introduction to the Windows Installer Service and the activities that are necessary to repackage legacy applications. Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer is focused on the administrator who has a responsibility for deployment of software in the organization. Some of the subject matter, however, will be of interest to setup developers as well. This book takes the reader though all aspects of planning and implementing a repackaging project.
This book covers the functionality of AdminStudio 3.5. However, most of the information presented in this book is valid regardless of what version of AdminStudio you are presently using or considering for use." (from the Introduction chapter)

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Authors: Bob Baker and Robert Dickau
Publisher: InstallShield Press

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Administrator's Introduction to Application Repackaging and Software Deployment using Windows Installer Bob Baker, Robert Dickau
The Orange Brain's Guide to AdminStudio Leslie Easter
Getting Started with InstallShield Developer and Windows Installer Setups Bob Baker
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Practical Windows Installer Solutions for Building InstallShield Setup Applications Bob Baker
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