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Login AM Package Generator for MSIs with Media Import

Login AM Package Generator for MSIs with Media Import

At Login AM we use a concept called 'Application Centric'. With this we mean that everything that belongs to the application is created more or less during application installation and it is always linked to the application package.

 

The main tasks are:

  • Installation
  • Active Directory Group Management
  • Startmenu Shortcuts and Published Applications

A lot of application installation packages are already MSI. Thus the installation part is mostly not that difficult anymore. It is more bringing the application in each test step alive, meaning also managing the other two parts. But to be able to do that you need to define these parts in Login AM. The Login AM Package Generator is taking care of these steps, transforming an MSI with nearly no manual interaction into an Login AM Package.

Its configuration is based on the shortcuts that are created during installing the Plugin for Security and Shortcuts and assigns the media to the package. This removes the burden of configuring all these things manually, preventing typos during configuration and reducing the time to run through the testing process for new applications that are based on MSI dramatically.

The tool queries all MSIs in a folder and generates a separate package for each MSI. The package is named like the folder where the MSI is stored. The tool should be run on a packaging machine because it will install the MSI. 

Watch the video I made about this tool:

Explaining Login AM Package Generator

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What our customers are saying

Paul Bray - Computacenter

"We needed a robust method of evaluating multiple different platforms in a systematic and consistent manner. We chose Login VSI as it is the best of breed and met all of our requirements. Login VSI helps us to address one key aim - How can we exploit new technologies to deliver the best Virtual Desktop user experience possible?"

Paul Bray, Chief Technologist – Workplace & Mobile at Computacenter


Johnny Blizzard - Health Insurance Organization

"We now have indisputable empirical proof supporting our claims. With Login VSI, we can run our own applications against various hardware platforms before we move to production! Application owners can see how their code impacts their users on our systems and we can present our findings to management for funding increases. We can also advocate for the users when supporting their claims of poor performance, all because of Login VSI."

Johnny Blizzard, Sr. IT Systems Engineer at a Health Insurance Organization


Michael Bernas - Workers' Compensation Board Alberta

“We've used Login VSI for the past 3 years as part of our Disaster Recovery Exercise. It's not only helped us in validating the functionality of our Citrix XenApp farm, but it's also been an invaluable tool in proving the number of concurrent connections into the environments. It’s allowed us to take our theoretical numbers and put actual real life data behind them.”

Michael Bernas, Workers' Compensation Board of Alberta

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