Does AppDNA support commandline switches/scripts to do silent import and analysis of applications?
I am curious to know whether AppDNA supports any commandline switches to do the import, analysis of the applications silently? Or does it support scripting to achieve this? Your reply would be greatly appreciated.
Hi - I work for Dell and we have a product called ChangeBASE which offers a similar set of features to AppDNA. We have a set of commands which can be used to automate the import of you applications into the tool, then automatically assess the apps and create compatibility reports.
Let me know if you'd like more info.
Yes It does, Install Capture is used by AppDNA to import Windows applications that are not in MSI or SFT format. It uses a virtual machine solution to capture the application’s data and build an msi for you which it then imports. (I wouldn't use that for distribution)
By default an import job wil ask for userintervention. If the app you want to import has silent switches and you know them you can specify them in the properties of the import job and AppDNA will use them to run the setup silently.
Video explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akBlHM7JHfc
If you want an app to automate the discovery of your silent setup switches look into http://www.setupcommander.com/