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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

Integration Settings

Integration Tab

This sub-section covers the individual Settings options under the Integration tab.

SCCM Server

Configuring New SCCM Server Access

This screen allows you to define access to an SCCM (System Center Configuration Manager) server from which applications can be imported.

To define a new server

  1. Click New.

  2. From the SCCM Access Type drop-down, select either Database, if connecting directly to the SCCM database, or else WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation)

Note: In the case of WMI, the Server Name is the name of the SCCM server, and the Database Name is the SCCM Database name as shown in SCCM. The SCCM credentials are also required. In the case of direct Microsoft SQL Server database access, if your Database Server is different from the SCCM Server, or has a non-default instance, you can enter the database server/instance of the SQL server in the Database Server field. For direct database access, you can use either SQL User Credentials (Username/Password) or else Windows Integrated Security.

  1. Enter the SCCM Server Name.
  2. Enter the Database Name.
  3. If you selected an SCCM Access Type of Database, select either User Credentials or Integrated Security from the Security Type drop-down.
  4. Unless you are using Windows Integrated Security with an SCCM Access Type of Database, enter the required Username and Password.
  5. Click Test Connection to verify that the SCCM server can be accessed.
  6. Click Save once verification is complete.

SCCM Options

This screen allows you to determine how the SCCM applications will be imported from the SCCM server.

Note: ChangeBASE is compatible with SCCM 2007, and with SCCM 2012 for basic package/program support.

To define the options

  1. If you want to back up the SCCM source files prior to import into ChangeBASE, ensure that the Copy Package source before import box is checked, and that you have entered the UNC path to the source in the Package source path field.
  2. If you want to allow the import of non-MSI package types, from SCCM - that is to say, if you wish to import files for Repackaging - ensure that Allow import of non-MSI package types from SCCM is checked.
  3. If you want the SCCM server to be scanned more or less frequently than every hour, then set the SCCM Scan interval (minutes) as appropriate.
  4. The Application Name Mask tab allows you to set up the template for the application names in ChangeBASE. For example, if you select Manufacturer, and Package Source, the template string is %m%p, and applications names such as Apple Inc.c:\package\QMX000001 will be generated.
  1. The Application Reporting Group Mask tab allows you to set up the template for the application names when used in reporting groups. Refer to Creating Application Hierarchies.
  2. If you are going to be Repackaging and require that capture requires the minimum of manual intervention, then, assuming that Allow import of non-MSI package types from SCCM is checked, ensure that the Use Auto Clicker for Repackaging option is left set as Yes. With this option checked, ChangeBASE will attempt to click on the buttons on the installation dialogs (Next, Finish, etc.) to allow the Repackaging to progress unattended. However, if you are going to be using the /Silent command line, or where a custom installation is required (that is to say, where non-default options need to be selected during the installation), set Use Auto Clicker for Repackaging to No.
  3. Select Save to preserve your changes.

License Settings

The License tab under Settings allows you to register new license details. This resets the numbers of packages that you can import and assess, fix, repackage, virtualize, and report on.

The exact wording on the tab depends on whether your existing license is an Evaluation License or a Commercial License, and whether or not it has already expired.

To license the product

  • Enter the License Key and Site Message exactly as supplied by Dell, and the click the Upgrade button to validate the license details.

Note: If you have more than one database on the existing license, then all the databases will be transferred to the new license.

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