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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

Troubleshooting Virtualization

Question: Why does the App-V 5.0 Sequencer show warnings as follows?

Answer: When ChangeBASE controls the App-V 5.0 sequencer you will always see the warning “Other applications are running” because the ChangeBASE controller application is detected by the Sequencer. However, any other warnings, such as “Windows Defender is active”, should be addressed by updating your Virtual Machine to resolve the issue.

Question: Why can I not see the Convert option?

Answer: Ensure that you have a valid license for the ChangeBASE Virtualization functionality.

Question: Why does ChangeBASE not start my Virtual Machine?

Answer: Check your Virtual Machine Configuration and Virtual Machine Setup.

Question: Why does my conversion to ThinApp fail?

Answer: Check the Internet Explorer settings on the Virtual Machine. Select the Security tab, click on Custom Level, go to the Miscellaneous section, and ensure that "Launching packages and unsafe files" is enabled:

Web Capture

This chapter covers the installation and use of the Web Capture utility.

Important: If you are going to be using ChangeBASE to import the captured Web data, then you need to ensure that:

  • You have specified the required browser platform(s) in Platform Setup.
  • You have set up a Web Capture Package Source Type, with the Package Source being a network share that can be accessed by both the ChangeBASE service and the Web Capture utility. So if, for example, the Web Capture utility writes to \\servername\webdata, then the Package Source should also look in that folder.
  • You point the Export Location for Data Files specified in Web Capture Settings to this same network share. This will then mean that all new data captured in the Web Capture sessions is automatically imported into ChangeBASE and simultaneously assessed against the browser platform(s) specified.

Web Capture Installation

Web Capture Installation

You can install the Web Capture utility on a ChangeBASE client, the ChangeBASE server, or on its own dedicated server.

Note: If you are going to be installing the utility on its own dedicated server, then the requirements for this machine are the same as for Minimum Client Requirements.

To install ChangeBASEWeb Capture

  1. Run the installation MSI - ChangeBASE_Web_Capture.msi - and click Next. Local Administrative privileges are required.
  1. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
  1. Change the location of the installation as required, using the Browse button, before clicking Next.
  1. Click Next, and then Install.
  1. Once installation is complete, click Finish.

Web Capture Settings

To open the program

  1. Select Dell > ChangeBASE > Web Capture.
  2. Before capturing any data, click on the Settings tab and configure the required fields.

Table 8: Web Capture Settings

Field

Description

Export Location for Data Files

Either browse to the folder into which you want your data sessions to be captured, or enter the required network path.

If you are going to be using ChangeBASE to import the captured Web data, then you need to point this field to a network share that can be accessed by both the ChangeBASE service and the Web Capture utility. So, if for example, the Export Location is given as \\servername\webdata, then the Web Capture Package Source should also look in that folder.

Web Crawler URL Count Threshold

This field controls how many URLs will be clicked by the Web Crawler. The default limit is 500. However, if you are importing large Websites, you are advised to keep well below this limit - otherwise, the performance of ChangeBASE Web Capture may be adversely affected.

Web Crawler Time Limit (Minutes)

This field controls how long the Web Crawler will spend capturing Web data on each Website. By default, this is set to zero, which means an unlimited amount of time. You may therefore want to set a specific number of minutes.

Maximum Crawl Depth

This field determines the number of levels of URL that will be crawled in a Web application. By default, this is set to one thousand.

Domain Filter

If set to URL Domain & Associated Sub-Domains, then this filter allows unlimited Web crawling throughout the URL domain and sub-domains.

If set to URL Sub Domain Only, then no further sub-domains of the URL will be crawled. For example, if http://www.amazon.co.uk is to be crawled, then only this, and not sub-domains such as http://services.amazon.co.uk, will be crawled.

Directed Web Capture Filters

This option allows you to prevent data from particular URLs from being captured via Directed Web Capture (by ‘blacklisting’ them), and to ensure that data from particular URLs is included (by ‘whitelisting’ them).

To configure the settings

  1. Click to create a new filter row.
  2. Enter a URL in the Filter column, and make the necessary selections in the Include and/or Exact box, as per the following examples:
    • If you enter a string in the Filter column and do not check either Include or Exact, then Directed Web Capture will ‘blacklist’ any URL that starts with the entered string (for example, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news without any additional filters will exclude the entire BBC news Website).
    • If you enter a string in the Filter column and check Exact, Directed Web Capture will exclude any URL that is an exact match for the entered string (for example, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/10284448/ticker.sjson will exclude only the BBC News ticker feed and not the wider BBC).
    • If you enter a string in the Filter column and check Include, but not Exact, Directed Web Capture will include only URLs that start with the entered string (for example, http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather will include only the BBC weather site and exclude everything else).
    • If you enter a string in the Filter column and check both Include and Exact, Directed Web Capture will include only that exact URL (for example, http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4 will include only the BBC Radio 4 main page and exclude everything else).
  1. Click Save.
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