ZENworks 11 SP3 AdminStudio ZENworks Edition
AdminStudio ZENworks Edition is a customized version of Flexera Software AdminStudio 2013 Version 12 that integrates with ZENworks to help you create, manage, and distribute Windows software bundles. You receive a license for AdminStudio ZENworks Edition when you purchase ZENworks 11 SP3 Configuration Management.
You can use AdminStudio ZENworks Edition to do the following:
Capture legacy software installations and repackage them as Windows Installer (.msi) packages.
Customize Windows Installer packages. Edit packages to add, modify, or remove files, registry entries, shortcuts, and directories. Add custom actions to run VB scripts or search for prerequisites. Perform advanced configuration such as setting lock permissions and environment variables, editing XML files, and creating upgrades or patches.
Create transforms to customize Windows Installer packages, including limiting the features installed, adding custom files to the package, and setting property values.
Publish Windows Installer packages as Windows bundles to the ZENworks system. You can then use ZENworks Control Center to manage the bundles and distribute them to devices.
Refer to the remaining sections in this document to install, activate, and begin using AdminStudio ZENworks Edition.
1.0 Installing AdminStudio ZENworks Edition
Copy the AdminStudioSE12.exe file to a machine that meets the following requirements:
Windows Vista, 7, or 8
32-bit or 64-bit (repackaging of 64-bit applications requires a 64-bit machine)
XGA at 1024x768 resolution or higher
Internet Explorer 7.0 or later
Launch the AdminStudioSE12.exe file to extract the installation files and display the Welcome screen.
Clickand follow the prompts to install AdminStudio ZENworks Edition.
When installation is complete, clickto exit the installation program.
Continue with the next section, Activating AdminStudio ZENworks Edition.
2.0 Activating AdminStudio ZENworks Edition
Click themenu > > > to launch AdminStudio and display the AdminStudio dialog box.
Select, then click to display the AdminStudio Product Activation dialog box.
Enter your license key, then click.
When activation is complete, clickto open AdminStudio ZENworks Edition and display the ZENworks Server Login dialog box.
Fill in the following information to connect to a ZENworks Primary Server, then click.
Server URL: The server’s IP address or hostname, preceded by http://. For example:
User Name: The name of a ZENworks administrator defined in the ZENworks system.
Password: The password of the ZENworks administrator identified in thefield.
After AdminStudio authenticates to the ZENworks Primary Server, the Getting Started screen is displayed.
Continue with the next section, Getting Started with AdminStudio ZENworks Edition.
3.0 Getting Started with AdminStudio ZENworks Edition
AdminStudio ZENworks Edition activates only the AdminStudio features that are required to create and modify Windows Installer (.msi) packages for use in ZENworks. All other AdminStudio features, while still shown in the interface, are disabled.
To access the AdminStudio ZENworks Edition features, click the tab to display the Tools page.
By default, an overview of all AdminStudio tools is displayed. The left navigation pane includes icons for the four tools (Repackager, Editor, Distribution Wizard, and Tuner) available in AdminStudio ZENworks Edition.
Click a tool (Repackager, Editor, Distribution Wizard, or Tuner) to see an explanation of what the tool does.
Double-click a tool to launch it.
If necessary, refer to the tool’s Help for information about how to use the tool.
4.0 Software Updates, Licensing, and Support
AdminStudio ZENworks Edition is a custom version of AdminStudio 2013 Version 12 created specifically for Novell ZENworks customers. The product is neither registered nor activated through Flexera Software. This affects the following:
Software Updates: AdminStudio ZENworks Edition updates are distributed by Novell. Neither the AdminStudio 2013 Software Manager nor the InstallShield 2013 Software Manager provided by Flexera Software is used to update the AdminStudio software.
Return License: Do not use the software’s Return License feature (menu > > ). The online return process fails and the offline return process makes the software inaccessible.
Support: Support is provided by Novell Technical Services.
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