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ChangeBASE 6.2.2 - User Guide

Introduction Before You Start... Installing ChangeBASE Configuring ChangeBASE The Pre-Loading of Packages into ChangeBASE Import Options Applications Options Checks Options Dependency and Conflict Checker Dashboard Reporting Repackaging and Virtualization Web Capture

User Access

To configure user access

  1. If you do not wish to allow unregistered users (that is to say, users not set up for Roles via Manage Users and Roles) to log onto the current database, then uncheck Allow unregistered users to log onto ChangeBASE.

    Otherwise, if you wish to allow it, you can check Give unregistered users read-only access to ChangeBASE if you wish the unregistered users to simply have Read Only access.

  2. Select Save to preserve your changes.

Note: If you have more than one database (refer to Database Settings), then, if you opt to Allow unregistered users to log onto ChangeBASE for the current database, but not for other databases, then, when unregistered users log into ChangeBASE, they will only be able to see the current database.

Licensing Options

This screen allows you to set up the warning that informs ChangeBASE users about the product license expiry. The warning can be shown at a set frequency or any time the application is opened.

To configure the license expiry settings

  1. Using the License Expiry check frequency drop-down, a user can set how often the license expiry date is checked for all ChangeBASE users.
    You can select one of the following options:
    • When ChangeBASE is Started – The license expiry date will be checked when the ChangeBASE Client has just been opened.
    • Daily – One day after the last expiry check for the current user.
    • Weekly – One week after the last expiry check for the current user.
    • Monthly – One month after the last expiry check for the current user.
  2. In the Advanced Time of Expiry Warning section, you can set the time in advance when the License Expiry Warning will be shown. The notice period of the expiry can be set in Months, Weeks and Days.

Import

Import Settings

To control the way in which packages are imported

  1. Select the following as required:

    Option Description
    Auto-Select Single Transforms When MSI files are imported within folders, this option controls whether single Transform files, which are in the same folders as the MSIs, are automatically selected to be imported with the MSI. The default behavior is for them to be selected.
    Suppress Transform Validation This option should be checked when importing generic standardization Transforms that may not conform to Windows Installer Transform error and validation handling.
    Import and Assess Concurrently This option is checked by default to allow packages to be given a simultaneous RAG assessment on import. Only uncheck this if you prefer to wait for your imported packages to be assessed against the platforms you selected in Platform Setup, until after all the applications have been imported (in this event, packages appear unassessed - that is to say, gray - until after the end of the current import process).
    Maximum No. Simultaneous Imports This option serves to cap the number of concurrent imports at the specified value. It should be set to no more than the number of cores on the processor of the machine on which the ChangeBASE service is running.
    AppZero decompression utility path/argument Use this text box if you need to change the default location of the appzuncompress executable.
    Text File Extensions to Analyse

    By default, ChangeBASE imports the following types of text files: XML, CONFIG, BAT, CMD and VBS.

    If your packages contain text files with other extensions, you can add them using the Add button:

    1. Click the Add button.
    2. Specify a file extension in the empty field that appears below the Add button and the extension will be added to the list box on the left.
    3. To add one more file extension, click Add again.
    4. To delete an extension, click on it in the list box and then click Delete.

    5. Select Save to preserve your changes.

    The maximum size of a text file that can be uploaded into the ChangeBASE database is 20 KB. Be careful when defining the list of extensions because if the imported packages contain a large number of text files this may cause excessive database growth.

    Note: Any changes that were made to the text file extensions will only affect newly imported packages. Existing packages will not be affected.

  2. Select Save to preserve your changes.

 

Duplicate Package

This screen allows you to prevent duplicate MSI packages from being imported based on the file name, and the MSI properties shown.

A package will not be imported if all the values that are checked already match those of an existing package in the database. For example, selecting the Product Name and Product Version values will prevent those packages from being loaded for which both these values are the same as an existing package in the database.

To define what constitutes a duplicate

  1. Select all those that apply.
  2. Select Save to preserve your changes.

Note: To prevent too many packages from being rejected on the grounds of duplication, it is recommended that, as a minimum, you select the Product Code, Product Name and Product Version.

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