Using ChangeBASE 5.0 to Automatically Virtualize your Applications



In this blog post we will be demonstrating how you can Automate Application Virtualization with Quest Software, but first, let me introduce you to Quest Workspace ChangeBASE Professional and how it allows organizations to quickly convert, assess, fix and virtualize your applications in minutes:















The Application Readiness process begins by loading your applications in the ChangeBASE console. The load process supports multiple native installer formats like Microsoft Software Installer (MSI), MST, MSM, MSP, OSI, WSI, WSE, REFWI, native RADIA packages, SFT Files, SMS Installer files, WinInstall Files, Microsoft Updates and HotFixes as well as MSU files. See How to Import Applications into ChangeBASE for more information.


We can even provide a simple automated conversion process or packaging to MSI format for legacy installer routines. Not all applications are installed with MSI installers so this feature will really speed up application assesment by converting all your legacy applications onto a modern MSI installation format. You can even later use this converted MSI installation file for future installations in your organizationn.


After we have loaded all of our applications onto ChangeBASE we are ready to begin the application compatibility tests, we have over 250.000 compatibility checks across all the platforms that we asses, these platforms go from Windows Operating Systems, Office, Virtualization, Microsoft patches and updates and many more. The automated assessment of our applications will produce a series of reports informing you of the compatibility issues and what is most important we will be able to automatically fix or remediate them!


One step beyond... Application Virtualization


Imagine the benefits of being able to determine if an application can be virtualized to many of the multiple virtual platforms we asses in a very simple automated process without any manual user intervention:


  • Quest Workspace Desktop Virtualization (formerly vWorkspace)
  • VDI & Remote Desktop Session Host RDSH
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization App-V
  • VMware ThinApp
  • Symantec Workspace Virtualization
  • Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop and application Streaming


The virtual platforms assesment can help decission makers to select the best virtualization platfom for the organization application portfolio. After you have determined which is your best target platform or mixture of them thanks to the automated assessment, you are ready to fix your applications and ready to go virtual by Automatically Virtualize with Quest Workspace ChangeBASE Professional.


Below you will find three videos that demonstrate automated application virtualization with:


  • Microsoft App-V 4.6 SP1
  • VMware ThinApp 4.7.1
  • Symantec Workspace Virtualization 6.1 SP8




ChangeBASE Professional

Automated Sequencing of Skype with
Microsoft App-V






ChangeBASE Professional

Automated Sequencing of Skype with
VMware ThinApp






ChangeBASE Professional

Automated Sequencing of Skype with
Symantec Workspace Virtualization




We hope you have enjoyed this blog post and the video demonstrations, if you want to learn more about ChangeBASE 5 check out our press release, what's new guide, Windows 7 Migration Video or download the product from