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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


Fixing Settings

You can set up the template to be used for the creation of the automatically generated Transform files. For example, if you select Platform Name, Manufacturer, and Filename, the template string is %P%m%f, and Transforms with names such as Win Server 2008 x64 R2Apple Inc.QuickTime.mst will be generated.

To setup a template

  1. Enter a name for the template.

    Note: For meaningful MST names it is recommended that, as a minimum, the Platform Name is included in the template (provided that it is not too long).

    If you do not specify a template, then, by default, the Platform Number is appended to the package name.

  2. Select Save to preserve your changes.


Reporting Settings

The Reporting option allows you to specify the format of your reports.

To specify report formats

  1. Under Report Format, select the format in which you want your reports to be output from the drop down list.

  2. For the output paths, select from: 

    Virtual Directory Path. This is the path (in UNC format) to which the reports generated via the Upload button on the far right of the Reporting toolbar will be output. This path is intended to be shared on a server hosting IIS. If you intend to set this up as part of the Active Directory (AD) service, refer to Best Practice Setup using Active Directory. Otherwise, refer to Virtual Directory Setup.

    Export Path. This is the path (in UNC format) to which your ad hoc Application Compatibility Reports, generated via the Applications window, will be written. If you wish other Packagers to be able to view these reports, ensure that the specified directory is a central directory that has been shared with the required users.

Virtual Directory Setup

To use a virtual directory

  1. Set up a central reports directory that can be accessed by the IIS server, for example My Reports.
  1. In the Virtual Directory Path in Settings > Product > Reporting, specify the UNC path to this central directory.

To set up the virtual reports directory on the server hosting IIS

  1. Open IIS.
  2. Right-click on Sites and then Add Web Site.
  3. Give your Site a name and set the Physical Path to the virtual directory that you created above. Leave all other settings as default.

    Note: If you receive a warning about port binding you should increment the Port until the warning ceases.

  4. Right-click on your Website and select Properties.
  5. Share the virtual directory to allow ChangeBASE to export your reports. To do this, go to Sharing and click Share.

    Note: If you have specific report authors, then you can explicitly share with them, but, as a minimum, you will need to add the account that will be used to connect to the ChangeBASE service. If this account is already in a ChangeBASE Active Directory group, simply add this group in place of Everyone in the above example.

  6. Click on your Website, followed by Directory Browsing.

  7. Click on Enable.


Conversion Settings

Conversion Settings

This section covers the individual settings available under the Conversion tab.


Hypervisor Setup

To set up each Hypervisors (up to a maximum of 5)

  1. Click New.
  2. From the Hypervisor drop-down, make the required selection from Hyper-V, VMware Server (for VMware ESX), or VMware Workstation (Shared VMs).

Important: If you are using VMware Workstation (Shared VMs), then, as the name implies, all Virtual Machines have to be shared. This means that remote users can use their VMware Workstation to access shared virtual machines which are running on the same machine as the ChangeBASE service. Refer to Sharing Virtual Machines on VMware Workstation.

  1. In the Server IP field, enter the server name, or, if you are running VMware Workstation or VMware Server in Shared Mode, enter the IP address (as opposed to the name) of the machine running VMware Workstation or VMware Server.

Important: If you changed the TCP port that VMware Workstation or VMware Server uses for the shared Virtual Machines, then be sure to add this after the IP address (for example, add :123, where this is the port number). Refer to Sharing Virtual Machines on VMware Workstation.

  1. Enter your server Username and Password.
  2. Click Test Connection to verify that you can connect to the Hypervisor.
  3. Select Save to preserve your changes.

  1. Repeat the procedure as required to set up further Hypervisors.
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