February 12, 2015
ChangeBASE can assess and fix application compatibility issues automatically prior to migration to the latest Microsoft platforms and virtualized package environments. It also enables you to virtualize your packages automatically.
Features and Enhancements
|ChangeBASE is now integrated with the Asset Manager database.||273421|
|The Dependencies tab and the application grid on the Applications screen now shows the application dependencies.||321899|
Support for Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 on virtual machines that are used for repackaging by MSI Studio.
|ChangeBASE can now import AppZero VAA packages.||388296|
|You can set up an alert that informs ChangeBASE users about the product license expiry.||320774|
|ChangeBASE can now import .APPV files.||414097|
Now you can amend the text file extensions which ChangeBASE will read during the import operation. The file extensions can be added directly to the ChangeBASE configuration file or in the Import section of the Product tab on the Settings screen.
|DaCC - Now Dependency and Conflict Checker shows .NET dependencies.||415414|
|DaCC - From this version, Dependency and Conflict Checker collects Assembly References and Interop Declarations from .NET metadata and stores the information as a part of a package import.||416650|
|DaCC - Now DaCC can show which source dll has the dependency or conflict.||419076|
|Internal Features and Fixes||Issue ID|
Incorrect RAG is displayed when importing an MSI that was created during a Repackaging session - the parent application remains with a grey RAG.
Note: If upgrading from ChangeBASE version 6.2, these repackaged MSIs will need to be deleted and re-imported in order for the correct RAG to be displayed.
|Unable to import more than one MSI created by the Repackaging process with the "Repackaged MSI already imported for this application" error.||429308|
|The Print Preview context menu item appears when right-clicking in the toolbar on the Reporting screen.||307362|
|ChangeBASE reports do not show full issue details for Web applications.||414186|
|The confirmation message appears only one time when you specify a new platform under Platform tab on the Settings screen. Then if you add another platform, there is no confirmation message displayed.||415785|
|ChangeBASE cannot import large (50 MB+) web capture files.||394692|
|The Application Compatibility Report for a Web application incorrectly uses Investigate Red Issues category for the Amber issues.||411139|
An unhandled exception occurs when you press Highlight Issue Source Line for DOCTYPE declaration analysis check.
|When an application is ready for conversion on the Convert screen, dragging a package from the Applications to convert grid to the Prerequisites and Packages grid does not work.||413884|
|When you specify an invalid entry in a text box (e.g. SQL Server text box, UNC Path text box, numeric only text box), ChangeBASE does not show any error exclamation.||410168|
|ChangeBASE stops responding, and eventually crashes with a timeout error if there are multiple WCF calls at once.||411531|
|Repackaging of an EXE file may fail with an error if the specified path to this file is other than the current directory.||371390|
|If you clone an existing check in the Custom Checks screen, and then immediately attempt to export it without making any changes or saving it first, you receive an "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error after specifying the save location and file name. However, if you set the package type and then click Save, the export will be completed successfully.||412894|
|ChangeBASE cannot import WIM images to DaCC when a folder path includes '.exe'. In this case, you may get errors similar to the following: "FirstChanceException: System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. ---> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: C:\Windows\TEMP\CB_4394221e-b805-4a32-8f28-22162ea37b9f\0386ff6e-987e-439e-9f68-fcf0980480f6\setup.exe".||421366|
|The underscore character is not displayed in tabs that show platform names on the Checks screen.||416090|
|The Platform Summary widget does not show Virtualization Technology.||416378|
|You may get errors in the log after running the Queries on the Reporting screen.||416704|
|When attempting to fix an issue in a package, the following error appears under the Log tab on the Checks screen, accompanied by a red exclamation mark in the Issue Status column: "Unable to load supporting data for fix set cd5ac56f-7d38-4a1d-a0fe-68ac000abf29 at CB.Fix.ServiceImplementations.FixPackageSupportingInfo.Load() at CB.Fix.ServiceImplementations.FixController.PostInitialise() at CB.Fix.ApplyFixSet.Execute(Int16 dbDefn, Int32 transactionId, String fixSetId)".||417938|
|When adding an imported WIM image to a build in DaCC, the error like the following may arise: ", hexadecimal value 0x02, is an invalid character. Line 1537782, position 107".||421408|
|Unable to import WIM images to DaCC when the ChangeBASE service is running on 32-bit machine.||421384|
|When you enable a link to an external .CSV file and then save that link on the External screen (CSV option is selected) this may cause an exception in the ChangeBASE Service log.||424508|
|Unable to select a database in DaCC if there are multiple SQL databases.||422857|
|ChangeBASE may crash when importing packages into a large SQL database.||421540|
The Application Compatibility Report fails, and displays the following error at the top of the screen: "Failed to execute report: Property accessor 'TotalEffortManual' on object 'CB.Data.Shape.ParentedAggregatePlatformBundle threw the following exception: 'Input string was not in correct format'". In this case, the Summary Report will have empty "Effort" fields.
|Unable to open the CSV Export report with the following error message: "Query[Out.Applications.WithReportingSubGroups]not found".||426777|
|You may get incorrect values of the CB Effort and Manual Effort fields in a web report if this report was created on a non-English operating system and then imported on English operating system.||406892|
|If your vCenter Server environment has a Datacenter contained in a Folder, any virtual machines under that Datacenter will not work when repackaging or virtualising starts.||427745|
|The search feature (binoculars icon) does not work on the Reporting screen.||298421|
|Text fields in the SQL Server Address section under the Database tab on the Settings screen can be changed after you initiate the connection process by clicking the Next button.||
|DaCC - WRP-protected resources are not show in the Protected column on the Files tab in Dependency and Conflict Checker (DaCC).||414698|
|DaCC - If any optional columns are added in the right hand pane in DaCC, and DaCC is then restarted, these columns will be lost.||410731|
|DaCC - When you open DaCC from the Applications screen, DaCC should open the database that is currently active in the client. However, when there are multiple databases defined to the service, DaCC always opens the database that was created first, not the database that was active at the time of invoking DaCC.||416739|
|MSI Studio - In MSI Studio, the HKLM registry key is displayed as KKLM in the registry Key Path field in the Edit Component dialog.||340069|
|MSI Studio - The Upgrade Wizard in MSI Studio adds ActionProperty instead of the SecureCustom property to the upgrade table.||346395|
MSI Studio - The Upgrade Wizard in MSI Studio adds the same ActionProperty to the upgrade table for each upgrade operation.
MSI Studio - In the Files section in MSI Studio, after the application capture is complete, the MSI of the newly created capture is listed as a file that is a part of the application.
MSI Studio - In MSI Studio, the level of a feature is changed to 0 for a Response Transform (MST).
|MSI Studio - Users cannot add registry keys to a specifc component using the components section in MSI Studio.||354801|
|MSI Studio - When you open an MSI file in MSI Studio, and then access the Code Page screen from the View menu, the Confirm button is inaccessible.||419880|
|MSI Studio - You may get incorrect registry keys after ICE03 validation check.||341472|
|MSI Studio - MSI Studio creates hard cdoded paths that cause errors when applications are imported to ChangeBASE.||355798|
The following issues are known to exist at the time of this release.
Custom Checks - You may get a warning while upgrading an existing ChangeBASE instance if you add a custom check and then delete it at any time. To resolve this problem, follow the instructions from this knowledge base article: https://support.quest.com/kb/147509.
Asset Manager Integration Script - If the KeyField column does not show up as the second column (the Status column is the first) then it is likely that the most recent Windows Updates are not applied.
For more details, refer the following Dell KB article: http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/application-management/changebase/changebase-api/b/weblog/archive/2015/01/13/linking-changebase-with-asset-manager
|N/A - this is not a ChangeBASE issue|
DaCC - Dependency & Conflict Checker may crash when adding optional columns to the Applications grid.
For more details, refer https://support.quest.com/kb/146708.
DaCC - Dependency & Conflict Checker may not reflect all changes that were made in ChangeBASE.
For more details, see https://support.quest.com/kb/146710.
ChangeBASE cannot build repackaged MSIs during auto-conversion.
For more details, refer https://support.quest.com/kb/146630.
Users are unable to see some issues for Custom Checks.
For more details, see https://support.quest.com/kb/146633.
|UAC check raises false issue in certain circumstances.||322550|
|Error when wrong error account used in domain environment.||342559|
|Clicking the Test button does not show any matching items in some circumstances when setting up external data.||355543|
|External matching with CSV import: DBCS languages are not read correctly.||359325|
|Hard-coded File Reference Scan not identifying an issue in the IniFile and Shortcut tables.||388263|
|Removal of Windows 8 as target OS in App-V 4.6SP1 can cause virtualization to fail.||385562|
|Missing menu options and confirmations in DaCC at low resolution.||398043|
|For App-V conversions, if Windows XP 64 bit OS override is specified, this is not being reflected in the OS VALUE setting in the sprj project file.||385935|
|In cases where the ChangeBASE service is hosted on a server with a Cyrillic OS, and the SQL Server is hosted on a non-Cyrillic OS reporting issues occur.||
|Indexes can become fragmented when importing large numbers of packages, please see ChangeBASE knowledge base article 135255 for SQL Server maintenance recommendations.||SOL135255|