Best Practices for Application Packaging/Scripting, and Tools from the Trade, BriForum 2007

Terminal servers consist of hundreds of system configurations, tweaks, and numerous "applications" which come together once installed as a unified solution.

This is a video of a breakout session from BriForum 2007, presented by Michael Thomason.

Session Description: Terminal servers consist of hundreds of system configurations, tweaks, and numerous “applications” which come together once installed as a unified solution. In any large terminal server environment there are always numerous “server personalities” from Microsoft Office servers to vertical application servers each with their own respective configuration and requirements.

In Part Two, “Best Practices for Application Packaging”, attendees will learn:

  • How to build one package which accommodates various configurations such as development, test, production, etc.
  • How to report and analyze package installation errors.
  • Best practices for creating application packages: do’s and don’ts.
  • How to automate vendors installs and methods for including company specific changes and parameters.
  • How to use user profile “branding” to programmatically setup default user and all profiles stored on a given server. No more deleting profiles to make HKEY_CURRENT_USER settings.
  • How to perform bulk operations such as file copies, registry changes, application installs, etc., simultaneously on a list of targeted servers.

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