AdminStudio

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AdminStudio is a suite of integrated tools to help you generate a package for any application, quickly and with the least risk possible. AdminStudio is available in two editions: Professional and Enterprise.

AdminStudio Enterprise

Enterprise is built for organizations that seek robust automation and reporting capabilities

Complete automation via PowerShell cmdlets

Considerable time savings may be realized through automation. With AdminStudio, the entire application readiness process (importing, testing and distributing applications) can be automated using PowerShell cmdlets. Bulk processing of tasks such as accepting, testing and even virtualizing applications can be simplified through AdminStudio’s robust scripting support. ENT

Read: Automating AdminStudio with PowerShell

Detailed, intuitive reports and dashboards

A simple of view your entire Application Portfolio to help you figure out what and how many applications are in what status to take the right decision on further actions. The reporting becomes even more powerful as you look to IT Initiatives such as Windows 10 migration or adoption of virtualization. ENT

Automation via REST API

Integrate with other systems using a powerful REST based API. Now you can send requests for packages directly to AdminStudio the same way you might request one via a service desk ticket. Requests are added to the package backlog where you can prioritize and perform packaging tasks—including subscribing to the application for automated processing as new versions are released in the future! ENT

Process packages in bulk

The importing, testing, converting, wrapping, publishing features of AdminStudio are indispensable. But it can be time consuming to take applications through this process one at a time. With AdminStudio Enterprise edition, you can perform all these tasks in bulk. Select dozens, even hundreds of applications and go home for the weekend while AdminStudio works around the clock saving you time and money. ENT

Watch: AdminStudio automation and risk reduction (1:00)

AdminStudio Enterprise and AdminStudio Professional

Both editions provide a robust set of capabilities

Package Feed Module

Repackaging is not the primary way most organizations prepare applications for deployment these days and AdminStudio has you covered. Now you can leverage the ultimate patch catalog with integrated details on thousands of third party installers. Download the latest versions along with validated silent command line details, uninstall details, icon images, detection criteria and (for many) even application-specific custom installation wizards.ENT PRO

Read more about the Package Feed Module and automation capabilities now and see a quick demonstration of this in our initial release video, and in our more recent update highlighting the custom installation wizard feature.

Package backlog and automation

Import inventory reports to compare against managed applications within AdminStudio. Prioritze packaging tasks and trigger automation tasks such as download, test, wrap/repackage, and publish. Subscribe to automatically process new versions as they are released.

  • Professional allows subscription of up to 10 applications. PRO
  • Enterprise allows unlimited subscriptions. ENT

Read: Populating your package backlog
Watch: Package backlog management in AdminStudio (9:41)

Automated application converter

Supply installers and their command line details to spin up virtual machines for automated conversion. Leverage our Package Feed Module for command line details, use our generated suggestions or supply your own details for hands off repackaging.

  • Professional is capable of individual processing. PRO
  • Enterprise can run an unlimited number of packages sequentially. ENT

Enhance delivery with PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit (PSADT)

Wrapping silent command line parameters in a script, long surpassed repackaging as the most popular way to prepare applications for deployment. Leveraging script wrappers dramatically improves the consistency of managing installation behavior, offers branding options and provides a logical home for installation customizations. AdminStudio makes it easy to leverage the industry leading method of wrapping, the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit, with its simple template-based integration. Automatically wrap scripts as part of automation or select desired applications and wrap them in your script template with just a couple clicks. ENT PRO

Watch: AdminStudio integration with PowerShell Application Toolkit (1:01)

Test applications for quality, conflicts and best practices

Testing for conflicts and best practices is a proactive step to avoid these failures. Applications deployed on the end machine might have conflicts with each other and may fail to operate as expected. Best practices testing ensures packages meet the required standards before deployment. ENT PRO

Repackage legacy setups to custom, silent installers

Create custom Windows Installer (MSI and MSIX) setups that silently install applications according to your desired specifications. MSI is a widely supported installer format with many robust features and MSIX is the new installation format Microsoft is positioning as the new standard in application installation. ENT PRO

Read: Articles about MSIX in the Flexera Community

Application catalog to maintain and manage enterprise's application portfolio

A single repository of all the software deployment packages in your Enterprise which enables you to take these applications through the Application Readiness process - Import, Test, Package and Virtualize, Publish. ENT PRO

Leverage System Center Configuration Manager app model data

Save time and effort in the hand-off between packaging and deployment teams. Especially valuable in SCCM environments that are restricted, AdminStudio adds all the SCCM's app model data to an application and then hands it over to SCCM for endpoint distribution, without having to log into SCCM. ENT PRO

Java detection and dependency reporting

There are more than 300 versions of Java, it is included with many third-party solutions, and managing compatibility issues is a difficult challenge faced by those managing enterprise applications. AdminStudio ferrets out the Java dependencies in your application portfolio. Understand what applications require or include Java to help reduce risks and costs, so you can focus QA efforts where they’re needed. Report end-of-life info for Java dependencies. ENT PRO

Watch: AdminStudio Java dependency checking (1:06)

Windows application compatibility

Migrate to new builds of Windows 10 and Windows 11 with confidence by detecting and fixing compatibility issues with the installers in your portfolio. Gain insight with reports of specific errors and warnings, many of which can be fixed automatically.

  • The Professional edition allows for single application testing PRO
  • The Enterprise edition allows for batch testing in bulk ENT

Watch: Microsoft Windows 10 migration (1:19)

Advanced MSI editing powered by InstallShield

AdminStudio includes the industry leading solution for authoring setups, Installshield. Build and edit MSI and MSIX installers with both simple and advanced capabilities in a powerful, intuitive environment. ENT PRO

Create transforms to customize Windows installer packages

Windows Installer Transform (MST) files can be created with ease using Tuner. User Interface Configuration options are captured through a simple wizard into a transformation file enabling all installations settings to be pre-configured for silent installation. This simplifies the process of following industry best practices which dictate one should never edit a vendor MSI directly. ENT  PRO

Accelerate application virtualization

Enjoying the benefits of application virtualization comes with trade-offs. Most significantly, the need to repackage installers into the necessary format to support application virtualization. AdminStudio mitigates these challenges by providing industry leading tools to support a fully automated virtualization conversion process that is up to nine times faster than competitive tools. Converts MSI and legacy installers to Microsoft App-V and publish directly to App-V Server and ConfigMgr. Other supported formats include VMWare ThinApp and Microsoft MSIX. ENT PRO

Watch: AdminStudio application virtualization (0:51)

Publish packages to popular deployment systems

Integration with deployment solutions streamlines the end-to-end Application Readiness process. Publish packages directly to supported management systems for speed and consistency and eliminate the need to manually introduce and configure packages to endpoint management systems. When combined with AdminStudio’s powerful automation capabilities, it is the perfect final step in the process. Find new packages waiting for you in Microsoft Configuration Manager (ConfigMan), Intune, VMware Workspace ONE, ZENworks, Altiris and others. ENT PRO

Watch: AdminStudio and deployment systems (1:02)

Enhance delivery with the WiseScript Editor (WSE)

Wrapping packages with scripts dramatically improves the consistency of managing installation behavior, branding and offers a logical home for the customization of installations. AdminStudio provides WiseScript Editor as a popular solution for those that seek the benefits of a script wrapper without possessing the necessary scripting skills to achieve such. ENT PRO

Read: Wise Script Editor and AdminStudio

Seamless integration with other Flexera solutions

Enables Adminstudio to drive the processes around Application recognition with FlexNET Manager for SAM And License Optimization while automating the hand over of the applications to the App Portal Self Service App Store. ENT PRO

Maintain mobile application readiness

Mobility helps your business compete. Flexera’s Mobile Application Management helps your business win. Using the same simple process, you’ll quickly scan your mobile applications to understand app behavior and configuration and identify security risks. Generate readiness reports and app portfolio statuses. Even publish apps to mobile application management systems like Intune and Workspace ONE. ENT  PRO

Simplify MacOS

Configure and Prepare Mac Applications for Deployment. Test Mac Apps for MacOS Compatibility to Ensure They Work as Expected. Import App Store Links as Part of a Consistent and Predictable Process. Publish Prepared and Approved Mac Applications via JAMF Pro. ENT PRO

Watch: AdminStudio and MacOS compatibility assessment (1:08)

Which Edition is Right For You?

Give us a call and we'd be happy to discuss your specific needs and which Flexera solutions might work best.

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