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  • Tasks and Schedule View - Remote Installer
    Network View Credentials View Execution Results View Application Log View All Machines View Operation Management View Graphical User Interface features Deployment Inventory Tasks and Schedule Network Management Operations Execution Results Program Preferences Evaluation of the Program Program Updates Main Application Actions How can I leave my Feedback Free edition manual Professional edition manual Tasks and Schedule View The Tasks and Schedule view is located at the very middle of the Remote Installer main screen and consists of five parts the Scheduling area the Tasks area the Machine Queue pane and the Task Details pane Pic 1 The Tasks and Schedule view In this chapter you will be introduced to all these parts which will make it easier for you to understand the concept of the Tasks and Schedule view and to get to know the set of available features better What s inside Tasks Area Scheduling Area Date Navigator Machine Queue Pane Task Details Pane Contact Us Privacy Policy Terms of Use Copyright 2001 2016 EMCO Software MSI Package Builder Remote Installer Remote Shutdown Network Inventory Ping Monitor WakeOnLan Network Malware Cleaner Permissions Audit Network File Search Remote Installer Ping Monitor WakeOnLan Network Software Scanner Remote Console MAC Address Scanner

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/doc/tasks-and-schedule-view (2016-05-01)
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  • Software Inventory View - Remote Installer
    to the list of installed updates Link with Selection The Link with Selection button turns on and off the option of linking the Software Inventory view to the selection within the Network and All Machines views When linkage is enabled the view content is automatically refreshed to display the most relevant inventory for the selected Machines Smart Uninstall With the help of the Smart Uninstall button you can perform immediate uninstall of the selected products from the selected remote Machines execute a smart deployment task to uninstall the products having provided additional uninstall options create a scheduled smart deployment task to uninstall those products or add those products to an already existing smart deployment task for uninstall Smart Repair With the help of the Smart Repair button you can perform immediate repair of the selected products on the selected remote Machines using the repair options defined in the program preferences execute a smart deployment task to repair those products having provided additional repair options create a scheduled smart deployment task to repair those products or add those products to an already existing smart deployment task for repair Export The Export button should be used to export the programs or updates inventory to a CSV file Group by Machine The Group by Machine button should be used to group the view with programs or updates by Machine whereas updates will also be grouped by the program each update is meant for This grouping is one of the predefined ones and you can always roll back to it using this button Group by Publisher and Name The Group by Publisher and Name button should be used to group the view with programs or updates by programs update publisher and name whereas updates will also be grouped by the program each update is meant for This grouping is one of the predefined ones and you can always roll back to it using this button Custom Grouping The Custom Grouping button should be used to reset the predefined grouping after which you can group programs and updates any way you want Highlight Manageability The Highlight Manageability button should be used to enable or disable the view mode when the programs and updates that cannot be repaired and or uninstalled are highlighted Full Expand The Full Expand button should be used to expand all the grouping rows in the table Full Collapse The Full Collapse button should be used to collapse all the grouping rows in the table Group By Box The Group By Box button should be used to configure the data grouping for the table Choose Columns The Choose Columns button should be used to choose the columns to be displayed in the table Filter Editor The Filter Editor button should be used to define the custom filter criteria to be applied to the data displayed within the table Configuration The Configuration button provides access to the option of resetting the view layout The Software Inventory view is by default grouped by publisher

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/doc/software-inventory-view (2016-05-01)
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  • Scanning for Software - Remote Installer
    type Keep the Scan Network option checked and click Finish to scan our network for all available Machines automatically Pic 1 Choosing the enumeration type Once the enumeration process is completed the Machines found within the network environment will be added to the Network view We have scanned the network for Machines and are now going to retrieve information on programs and updates installed on specific Machines Scan Software The Scan Software button from the Software Ribbon group on the Home page and from the Scan group on the Software page should be used to retrieve information on programs and updates installed on remote Machines If you have the Scan software automatically option enabled it is enabled by default and no specific credentials are required to access the remote Machines you may have already retrieved information on installed programs and updates during the network scan process Select the Machines for which you want to retrieve information on installed programs and updates in the Network view and choose Scan Software from the pop up menu or Scan Software Scan from the Ribbon bar The Scan Software Wizard will appear on the screen Pic 2 Specifying the snapshot properties On the first page of the Scan Software Wizard you are offered to provide the comment and the description to apply to the snapshot that will be created as a result of this software scan It is recommended although not required to provide a meaningful comment if you are going to work with this snapshot in the future to make it easier to distinguish this snapshot from others During the next wizard steps it is possible to change the scope of Machines to be scanned for software The Machine Queue consists of Collections that define the Machines to process As you can see

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/doc/scanning-for-software (2016-05-01)
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  • Software Inventory - Remote Installer
    is there to help us Software Inventory The Software Inventory button from the Inventory Ribbon group on the Software page should be used to review the software inventory for the selected Machines This section assumes that the Link with Selection mode is enabled for the Software Inventory view otherwise the Software Inventory view is not updated after the selection changes and scans completes and you have to use the Software Inventory button to update the view Let us scan any set of Machines we have not scanned yet and after which select all Machines we have scanned and switch to the Software Inventory view Pic 1 Software inventory for the selected Machines The Software Inventory view now displays relevant information on programs and updates for the selected Machines As you can see it displays results for different scans which include different scopes of remote Machines merged in one view where each program and update is taken from the most recent scan of every Machine You can export the list of installed programs and updates to a CSV file to be used as a software inventory report To get detailed information on the features available in this view refer to the

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/doc/software-inventory (2016-05-01)
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  • Exporting Programs and Updates - Remote Installer
    On The installation date 6 Size The program size 7 Version The program version 8 Platform The platform the program is targeted at x64 or x86 9 Installer The installer used for deploying the program 10 Comment The program comment 11 Contact The program vendor contact 12 Help Link The help link for the program 13 Readme The location of the program readme file 14 Registered Company The company the program is registered to 15 Registered Owner The person the program is registered to 16 Source The location of the installation package used for deploying the program 17 Support Link The program support web site link 18 Support Telephone The program support telephone 19 Update Info Link The location of the program update info 20 Allow Modify The sign showing that the program can be modified using the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel 21 Allow Repair The sign showing that the program can be repaired using the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel 22 Allow Remove The sign showing that the program can be removed using the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel Sample exported programs in the CSV format Type Machine Name Publisher Installed On Size Version Bitness Installer Comment Contact Help Link Readme Registered Company Registered Owner Source Location Support Link Support Telephone Update Info Link Allow Modify Allow Repair Allow Remove Program Avalon PDC Microsoft NET Framework 2 0 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Corporation 2011 10 28 00 00 00 361 64 MB 2 2 30729 64 bit MSI http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 98073 d 71a340210b69ab373465 dotnetfx20 http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 98074 yes yes yes Program Avalon PDC Microsoft NET Framework 3 0 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Corporation 2010 10 05 00 00 00 388 54 MB 3 2 30729 64 bit MSI http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 98075 d 71a340210b69ab373465 dotnetfx30 http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 98076 yes yes yes Program Avalon PDC Microsoft NET Framework 4 Client Profile Microsoft Corporation 2010 10 05 19 35 39 38 80 MB 4 0 30319 64 bit EXE C WINDOWS Microsoft NET Framework64 v4 0 30319 SetupCache Client http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 164164 http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 164165 yes yes yes Program Avalon PDC Microsoft NET Framework 4 Extended Microsoft Corporation 2010 10 05 19 43 24 51 99 MB 4 0 30319 64 bit EXE C WINDOWS Microsoft NET Framework64 v4 0 30319 SetupCache Extended http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 164164 http go microsoft com fwlink LinkId 164165 yes yes yes The following twenty five columns are available in the CSV file with the exported program updates Column Index Header Description 1 Type The entry type It has the value of Update For comparison results export the comparison status is also included 2 Machine The name of the Machine the update is installed on 3 Program The program the update is for 4 Name The update name 5 Publisher

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/doc/exporting-programs-and-updates (2016-05-01)
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  • Inventory Snapshots View - Remote Installer
    scan results is represented with one of the following icons a program that can be both repaired and uninstalled with Remote Installer a program that can be either repaired or uninstalled with Remote Installer a program that can be neither repaired nor uninstalled with Remote Installer an update that can be uninstalled with Remote Installer an update that cannot be uninstalled with Remote Installer By default the programs and updates part of the Inventory Snapshots view is organized by Machine name whereas the updates are also grouped by the program each update is meant for Such grouping is one of the predefined groupings available You can also regroup this view by publisher and program name or use custom grouping By default the programs and updates tables initially display the same columns as the operating system in the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel except for the columns displaying the Machine and Snapshot properties You can use the Choose Columns button from the table toolbar to review the entire list of available columns and choose the ones you would like to see in the table You can then always roll back to the default view layout using the Reset Layout item from the view configuration menu Toolbar Overview Programs The Programs button should be used to switch to the list of installed programs Updates The Updates button should be used to switch to the list of installed updates Smart Uninstall With the help of the Smart Uninstall button you can perform immediate uninstall of the selected products from the selected remote Machines execute a smart deployment operation to uninstall those products having provided additional uninstall options create a scheduled smart deployment task to uninstall those products or add those products to an already existing smart deployment task for uninstall Smart Repair With the help of the Smart Repair button you can perform immediate repair of the selected products on the selected remote Machines using the repair options defined in the program preferences execute a smart deployment operation to repair those products having provided additional repair options create scheduled smart deployment task to repair those products or add those products to an already existing smart deployment task for repair Export The Export button should be used to export the list of installed programs or updates to a CSV file Group by Machine The Group by Machine button should be used to group programs or updates by Machine whereas the updates will also be grouped by the program each update is meant for This grouping belongs to the predefined ones and you can always roll back to it using this button Group by Publisher and Name The Group by Publisher and Name button should be used to group programs or updates by program update publisher and name the updates will also be grouped by the program each update is meant for This grouping belongs to the predefined ones and you can always roll back to it using this button Custom Grouping The Custom Grouping button should be used to reset the predefined grouping so that you can group programs or updates any way you want Highlight Manageability The Highlight Manageability button should be used to enable or disable the view mode when the products that cannot be repaired and or uninstalled are highlighted Full Expand The Full Expand button should be used to expand all the grouping rows in the table Full Collapse The Full Collapse button should be used to collapse all the grouping rows in the table Group By Box The Group By Box button should be used to configure the data grouping for the table Choose Columns The Choose Columns button should be used to choose the columns to be displayed in the table Filter Editor The Filter Editor button should be used to define the custom filter criteria to be applied to the data displayed within the table Configuration The Configuration button provides access to the option of configuring and resetting the view layout The Inventory Snapshots view allows you to uninstall and repair software from any snapshot The products that can be managed by Remote Installer are marked with the pinion decorator in the bottom right corner of the program icon You can immediately uninstall or repair those products using the Smart Uninstall Quick Uninstall and Smart Repair Quick Repair menu items execute or create new smart uninstall or repair tasks pertaining to those products or add them to an already existing smart task using the Uninstall Repair New Scheduled Task and Add to Task menu items You can easily export the lists of installed programs and updates using the Export button from the bottom part toolbar It is also possible to copy any number of programs or updates with or without the column headers to the clipboard and then paste them to any editor These features are available in the pop up menu of the programs and updates table As you can see the snapshots review is quite simple and intuitive just select the snapshot you would like to review the results for and switch between the programs and updates tables Displaying the snapshots comparison Another important feature of Remote Installer is an ability to compare snapshots Using this mode you can see which programs and updates were installed uninstalled or updated between two different scans Remote Installer gives you several options for comparing snapshots namely a comparison of a selected snapshot with the latest one a comparison of a selected snapshot with the previous one and a comparison of a selected snapshot with another one from those available To perform a comparison of two snapshots simply select two snapshots in the top part of the Inventory Snapshots view and choose the Compare with Each Other item from the pop up menu To compare a selected snapshot with the latest one choose the Compare with Latest item from the pop up menu in the top part of the Inventory Snapshots view Finally to compare a

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/doc/inventory-snapshots-view (2016-05-01)
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  • Inventory Snapshots - Remote Installer
    after the selection changes and scans completes and you have to use the Inventory Snapshots button to update the view For each snapshot in the Inventory Snapshots view it is possible to review the list of installed programs and updates retrieved during the scan this snapshot stands for Pic 1 The list of installed programs retrieved from remote Machines You can switch between the lists of installed programs and updates using the Programs and Updates buttons on the toolbar By default the table with programs displays the same columns as the operating system in the Programs and Features section of the Control Panel but you can choose more columns from those available using the Choose Columns button on the toolbar In addition to choosing columns you can filter the displayed data using the Filter Editor button Feel free to configure the view any way you need you can then always roll back to the default view layout using the Reset Layout item from the view configuration menu Remote Installer comes with a built in snapshots comparison engine which helps you to review changes made between the scans to the installed programs and updates on each remote Machine Let us take a closer look at this feature Let s assume we have installed new programs to the same Machines we scanned in the previous section and have scanned them again The Inventory Snapshots view now displays two snapshots To compare these snapshots we simply select both of them in the Inventory Snapshots view and choose the Compare with Each Other item from the pop up menu Now the table in the bottom part of the view displays the snapshots comparison result Pic 2 The snapshots comparison result The programs we have installed are highlighted in green and are marked with a

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/remote-installer/doc/inventory-snapshots (2016-05-01)
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  • Creating MSI Package - MSI Package Builder
    of the Windows control panel The platform is used to define if the installer is deploying an x86 or an x64 application The Language field is responsible for defining a language and encoding used by an installer package The version is the most important field of the general information because it is responsible for the correct package installation and upgrade That means that when you are preparing an updated package using the same project you must change the version to a bigger And it is also displayed in the Programs and Features section of the Windows control panel The other aspect of the general product information is an installation context You can choose if the package when launched without additional parameters should be installed only for a current user account or for all users This is defined by switching between the Install MSI to Current User and Install MSI to All Users radio buttons Please note that the administrative privileges are required to install the MSI package for all users You can also choose if the generated MSI package should be displayed in the Programs and Features section of the Windows control panel and if the repackaged installations if any should also be displayed If the reboot is required to complete the package installation an appropriate options should be selected in the Restart Mode drop down list Pic 2 Package Identification Upgrade The next step is configuring the package identification and upgrade abilities For MSI packages to be deployed and upgraded correctly they should be properly identified For each MSI package there is a Product GUID that uniquely identifies the product and Upgrade GUID that is used for matching upgrades Windows Installer maintains its database and handles its consistency depending on these identifiers so you must be really careful with them You may not provide the upgrade identifier but in this case the upgrade will not be supported If you are going to support upgrades you can define if the upgrade is language specific and if downgrade is allowed In case you choose that the upgrade process is language specific then it will be allowed to install a new version of an MSI package only if its language is the same as the language of the previous version installed If you disable the protection from downgrade it will be possible to install a previous version of the product even when the newer version is installed replacing the newer version with the previous one For the successful upgrade it is also required that the installed MSI package should have the same installation context Current User All Users defined as the MSI used for update It is also required that at least one of the first three version figures of the MSI package used for update differs from the version of the installed MSI package Pic 3 Overriding the common package signing options Before generating the MSI package you can choose if the common package signing options should be used or they

    Original URL path: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/doc/creating-msi-package (2016-05-01)
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