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Application Packager Resume

Columbus, OH

SUMMARY

  • 6 yearsof Vast IT experience, Specialized in Application Packaging and Re-Packaging using Various Tools like Wise Package Studio, Install ShieldAdminStudio, VMware. Experience in deploying Packages using SMS 2003, SCCM 2007 and MDT.
  • Performed desktop support with automated scripts using Windows Installer (MSI), Wise Scripts ,Wise Package Studio 7.0 Professional Install shield AdminStudio and APP-V to automate the installations.
  • Worked on Application packages on Various Windows Platforms like Windows NT4.0, Windows 2000, Windows XP SP3, Windows 7
  • Have good knowledge about Novell ZENworks, MDT, SMS 2003, SCCM 2007 and LANDesk.
  • Extensively used VMware Work station.
  • Experience in using/creating Transforms (MST), Patches (MSP) and Merge Modules in use with MSI's
  • Experience in using WiX for building Windows installation packages from XML source code and ORCA for Quick Editing and Debugging of MSI's.
  • Strong Knowledge of Windows Registry, File System, Services, ODBC.
  • Extensively used Filemon, Regmon, Processmon and InstallWatch for Install Monitoring.
  • Good experience in Scripting Using WiseScripts, VBScripts, JScripts and WinBatch when needed.
  • Perform software distribution and patch management to Windows desktops and laptops.
  • Worked with Ghost for imaging process.
  • Have good knowledge on Active Directory and Group Policy.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems : Windows 2000/ 2003 server, XP, Vista.
Languages : C, C++, Java.
Packaging Tools : Install shield 2009, Admin Studio 9.01, APP-V, Microsoft Virtual PC, VMware 6.5, File Mon, Regmon, Wise Package Studio, and Zen works, SMS 2003, SCCM 2007, MDT and Console One.
Databases : MS Access, SQL Server, Oracle.
Database Tools : Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, SQL Profiler
Internet : MS Front Page 98, ASP, PHP, VB Script.
Front-End GUI : Visual Basic 6.0, Power Builder 7.0 and Crystal Reports.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, Columbus, OH Sept 2012-Till Date
Application Packager

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of new Windows Installer packages and repackaging of existing Windows Installer packages to support application upgrades and compatibility with Microsoft XP
  • Create Transforms (MST) to customize existing MSI files. Work with Properties to customize MSI installs for different situations
  • Used Wise Package Studiofor creating packages apart from using silent installation methods.
  • Worked with SCCM 2007 to build workstations.
  • Used Windows Installer SDK development tool kit like Orca to work with MSI\'s and debugging for package review/cleanup.
  • Converted previous Application Packages that were created with Install Shield which created EXE packages and also create and test new Application Packages for distribution with Zen works Deployment Server.
  • Use Filemon and Regmon to find files and registry keys that need modified rights to be added to the application package so that the application will function properly for the users.
  • Performed software distribution and patch management to Windows desktops, laptops.
  • Coordinated with different groups to deploy software packages.
  • Performed root cause assessment and remediation of large scale problems to reduce overall system failures as applicable.

Environment: Wise Package Studio 8, Windows XP/2003,Windows 7, VB Script, VMware Workstation, Novell Zen works, SCCM 2007.

Confidential, MN March 2012 - Aug 2012
Software Application Packager

Responsibilities:

  • Created Windows Installer packages (.MSI) using Adminstudio 10.
  • Edited the Transforms to Customize the MSIs using Adminstudio 10
  • Worked on XP to Win 7 migration.
  • Modifying legacy in house applications for Win 7 Compatible.
  • Virtualization of the applications using VMware ThinApp 4.6
  • Used Patches and Upgrades appropriately
  • Deployment of the applications using SCCM 2007, troubleshooting the application deployment failures.
  • Written Custom Actions using VBScript and Install Script as and when required to add additional functionality to the MSIs
  • Worked on application deployment using Windows Active Directory and implemented Group Policies
  • Worked on Silent Installs for certain applications to automate them for software distribution
  • Used all the available tools in AdminStudio effectively in developing the Windows Installer Packages
  • Tested the MSI packages developed by the team for standards and functionality
  • Used Virtual PC for imaging purposes.
  • Worked with Symantec Ghost to image/reimage the XP boxes.
  • Employed Microsoft SMS features to install and to remotely administer packaged Windows Installer applications
  • Worked with Windows registries and file systems, and also with ODBC Data Sources registries to connect to the database
  • Helped the team develop and employ new packaging standards for successful deployment

Environment: AdminStudio 10.0, Microsoft SCCM 2007, Windows XP/2003 Server, Windows 7, Ghost 6.0, Orca, In-Cntrl, Filemon, Regmon.

Confidential, Raritan NJ June 2010 to March 2012
Software Packaging Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Working with Admin Studio 10.0 to repackage various applications and build MSI packages and Transforms (MST) and Patches (MSP).
  • Repackaged both In-House and third party vendor applications in MSI format using App-V 4.5 as a primary tool.
  • Using Install Shield Editor 2009 for editing and building MSI for the application
  • Repackaged several third party Vendor applications into MSI (Windows Installer)
  • Re-packaging, testing, Deployment and support of software Packages
  • Created Transforms for several third party Vendor MSI applications
  • Used Vbscripts to create custom actions
  • Extensive work with Registry, Security/Permissions
  • Used Windows Installer SDK development tool kit like Orca to work with MSI\'s and debugging for package review/cleanup
  • Worked on VM ware Workstation to test the packages and related tasks for package building.
  • Used Sysinternal tools like file monitor and registry monitor
  • Interacting with Users/Application contacts for Application Packaging/ Distribution support for the implemented packages

Environment: APP-V 4.5, Wise Package Studio 7, Admin Studio 9.01, Install Shield 2009, SCCM 2007, Windows XP SP3, VMware Workstation 6.5, Novell Console One and Novell Zenworks 4.0 using for Deployment

Confidential, LA, CA Jan 2009 to May 2010
Application Packager

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of new Windows Installer packages and repackaging of existing Windows Installer packages to support application upgrades and compatibility with Microsoft XP
  • Create Transforms (MST) to customize existing MSI files. Work with Properties to customize MSI installs for different situations
  • Used Install Shield 2008 for creating packages apart from using silent installation methods.
  • Worked with MDT 2007 to build workstations.
  • Used Windows Installer SDK development tool kit like Orca to work with MSI\'s and debugging for package review/cleanup.
  • Convert previous Application Packages that were created with Install Shield which created EXE packages and also create and test new Application Packages for distribution with Zen works Deployment Server.
  • Use Filemon and Regmon to find files and registry keys that need modified rights to be added to the application package so that the application will function properly for the users.
  • Performed software distribution and patch management to Windows desktops, laptops, and Citrix servers
  • Coordinated with different groups to deploy software packages.
  • Created SMS 2003 Packages and push to Test Workstations for SMS Test
  • Performed root cause assessment and remediation of large scale problems to reduce overall system failures as applicable.
  • Virtualization of the applications using VMware Thinapp 4.6

Environment: Wise Package Studio 7, Windows XP (SP2), VB Script, Wise Script, VMware Workstation, SMS 2003, Novell Zen works, MDT 2007.

Confidential, Houston, TX April2007 to Dec 2008
Application Packager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on Various applications to build MSI packages and Transforms (MST), Merge Modules (MSM) and Patches (MSP) according to the package requirement using Install Shield Admin Studio 5.5.
  • Created transforms (.MST) with Tuner and Developer to run alongside the original vendor Windows Installer setup package (.MSI) during deployment to add data and to allow future patching and updating
  • Produce VB Script Custom Actions that add additional functionality to the Windows Installer setup package.
  • Worked on Conflict Resolution to resolve dll hell.
  • Worked and Packaged applications for Terminal Server.
  • Also Scripted Applications using SMS Installer for Windows NT.
  • Worked with the end users to troubleshot problems with the packaged applications

Environment: Install shield Admin Studio 5.5, SMS Installer 2.0, Ghost, Windows NT 4.0, XP, 2000 Terminal Server Edition, Active Directory

Confidential, India May 2005 to March 2007

Application Packager

Responsibilities:

  • Worked on Migrating Windows NT 4.0/9x packages into Windows XP .MSI (Windows Installer) packages.
  • Worked on Creating/Testing new Application Packages in MSI format.
  • Worked on Wise Package Studio 4.6 Professional to repackage, build the application packages.
  • Working on Various applications to build MSI packages and using Transforms (MST), Merge Modules (MSM) and Patches (MSP) according to the package requirement.
  • Used VBScripts, JScripts, Wise Scripts to write Custom Actions and embedded them in the MSI to perform various tasks.
  • Reviewed the MSI packages for standards and tested the applications.
  • Involved in the discovery work for the applications in getting details like Install Instructions and additional information for successful packaging.
  • Interacting with Users/Application owners for Application Packaging/Distribution support for the implemented packages.

Environment: Windows NT 4.0/95/98/2000/XP, Wise Package Studio 4.6, MDT, VBScript, Jscript

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