Most of the applications built for Windows 8 use a special execution string instead of an executable like legacy (pre-Windows 8) apps. To run them from a script you need to know the app's execution string and then stick it after the Start.exe command....More
AdminStudio is a product from Flexera Software that can be a complete, end-to-end application management system. It includes products for application modification and deployment. It comes with Repackager, Tuner, and InstallShield, as well as a host of other products. This article will focus exclusively on Repackager....More
I ran into a curious situation when automating the installation of Sybase PowerDesigner Viewer 16. Typically, for a ConfigMgr package I like to use the extracted files. However, when attempting to run the Setup of the InstallShield installation, an error was generated that "setup.cab" was missing from "Disk2"....More
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Some say performance tuning SQL Server is an art; others say it’s a science. It’s a bit of both of those, but also more. Many factors determine how well (or poor) SQL Server will perform, and it starts well before any application database is installed into an instance.