+1 same boat here:
Like you I have observed a bunch of files being created as well. And after the repackaging wizard is run I try to run the Distribution Wizard to create the Landesk Distribution Package I get a warning that states:
You have xxx total files to copy.
Multicast performance will be improved if you place all the dependent
files in a single MSI package.
Do you still want to continue?
yes - no
I'm not sure what to make of that...I thought the whole idea of using this tool was that I would generate a single MSI file as it suggests, however nothing I do seems to get the wizards to generate just a single file.
it seems that the snapshot and repackaging wizard creates a directory structure which looks like:
SYSTEM64FOLDER (on a 64-bit system, that is me)
then a bunch of files
.? (AdminStudio Repackager Project)
.msi (the actual package that needs to be distributed)
I've tested a manual installation of just the MSI file and found that one to be the real deal, however when I setup a SWD task which installs it the task fails with a return code of 16389. The log file that is extracted from the console shows:
Processing package : mypackagename
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:55:46 File (\\myshare\mypackagename.msi) is not in cache
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:55:46 processing of package is complete, result -2147467259 (0x80004005 - code 16389)
I'm really not sure what to make of any of this; unless I've missed it there doesn't seem to be any relevant AdminStudio 9.5/LDMS 9.0 content here in the forum. The Flexera forum can be found here:
there also doesn't seem to be much relevant and CURRENT content there either.
I'm wondering if there is a Best Practices document which is updated for LDMS 9.0 and AdminStudio 9.5 which distills the process options into a simple step by step guide? so far I have not turned up such a document.