AdminStudio 3

By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-02-11 Print this article Print

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AdminStudio 3.0 eases the preparation of Windows-based applications for distribution to PC systems. The product adapts installations for use with the Windows Installer utility. This means that applications have fewer .dll conflicts, uninstall more cleanly and are easier to repair.

SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // Although AdminStudio 3.0 likely means organizations wont have to hire a deployment developer, IT managers should plan on spending at least a week learning the basics of the product.

LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT // AdminStudio 3.0 will increase in usefulness without incurring many new costs. This is because the software will catch more conflicts before deployment as the number of applications prepared with AdminStudio 3.0 increases. In addition, managers should develop work processes that will significantly smooth the preparation process.

PROS // Checklists and work process flows increase productivity; effective conflict checker.

CONS // Requires a commitment to Windows Installer.

InstallShield Software Corp., Schaumburg, Ill.; (847) 240-9111;

Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at

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