To drill down into the issues of a selected application
To view the application in MSI Studio
To view the application in the Package Source
Important: Any client viewing the application in a multi-user setup will need access to the shared Package Source.
If you want to auto-fix any of the issues that have the Auto Fix icon , check the Fix column, and, if there is a choice of fixes available, select the required one from the drop-down in the Auto Fix column. Then select Apply at the top of the screen.
Alternatively, to override an issue, check the Ignore column and select Apply at the top of the screen.
The spinning icon is displayed while fixing takes place. Once fixing is complete, this is replaced by the icon in the Fix column. The relevant fix files, for example CAB and MST files, are created in your Package Source.
Note: To display the application RAG statuses by assessment group, and apply multiple fixes, go to the Checks Options.
The status of an application is indicated in the Phase column. These statuses will be used by the ChangeBASE API.
To manually change the status of any application
<Count op="GT" value="100" increment="1"/>
<Count op="GT" value="250" increment="2"/>
<Count op="GT" value="500" increment="3"/>
<Count op="GT" value="1000" increment="4"/>
<Count op="GT" value="1000" increment="1"/>
<Count op="GT" value="5000" increment="2"/>
<Count op="GT" value="0" increment="1"/>
If you wish to use your own complexity ratings and override the ratings that are currently displayed, then you can add a file called ComplexityRules.xml into
c:\ProgramData\ChangeBASE. You can reference any MSI table and provide an operator and a value to provide an increment. The maximum is 5. The operators have to be GT, LT or EQ.
If required, you can drag one or more packages in the Application Name column onto another, parent, package to create composite applications, with composite RAG statuses.
The constituent packages within a composite application appear at the bottom of the screen, in the member package grid at the bottom of the window, when the application is highlighted. The parent package is indicated in the Package Primary column on the left.
If you want to remove a package from an application, highlight the required package and select Remove Package from Application in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.
If you want to link any of the SCCM packages to packages that share the same SCCM Package Name, select them in turn and then select SCCM > Link SCCM Programs. The linking is indicated via the SCCM Program Linked flag. The applications are linked under the parent SCCM Package Name, and are shown at the bottom of the screen as shown above.
TIP: If the SCCM Package Name or SCCM Program Linked column is not currently displayed, you can select one or both from the Column Chooser by right-clicking in any of the column headers, selecting Show Column Chooser from the context menu, and then dragging the columns onto the top row of the grid. You can also display the SCCM Application Install Count in the same way.
Figure 5: Applications Window Column Chooser
When you need to hide the Column Chooser again, either close it by clicking the cross in the top right-hand corner, or right-click in any of the column headers and select Hide Column Chooser from the context menu.
Note: In SCCM, 'package' is the equivalent of 'application' in ChangeBASE, and 'program' is the equivalent of 'package'. If you have, say, three programs - Word, Excel and Access - that belong to a single package called 'Office' in SCCM, then, when they are imported into ChangeBASE, three separate packages - Word, Excel and Access - will be created by default.
If you then check the three packages in the Applications window, and select SCCM > Link SCCM Programs, the three packages will be grouped into a single application called 'Office'. The individual packages will be shown at the bottom of the screen when 'Office' is highlighted.