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Does ChangeBASE support ASP/ASP.NET/Java in web capture
Does ChangeBASE support ASP/ASP.NET/Java in its web capture feature?
When creating the database it is giving permission issues.
SQL DBA created database but ChangeBase cannot use it, giving permissions issues. How to prepare database properly and what configuration steps are needed in ChangeBase?
How to properly prepare for the ChangeBase database creation
There's an enterprise-wide SQL server. What are the requirements for ChangeBase account in order to properly create the ChangeBase database?
DaCC may not reflect changes made in ChangeBASE
When updating values in the ChangeBASE Applications screen (e.g. defining Product or Report groups) and DaCC (Dependency and Conflict Checker)  is already open, these new values may not be immediately reflected in the Applications grid in DaCC – they will still display their old values.
Assessment of Web Source Files on ChangeBASE 6.x in folders
Is it possible to assess web source files (html, css, javascript) in version ChangeBASE 6.x, when they're located in the folder? The web capture from folders worked in 5.x but not in 6.x version.
How to subscribe to RSS Feeds/Product Notifications
How to subscribe to RSS Feeds/Product Notifications to opt into support notifications to receive emails about the latest software patches, version releases, and updates to our Knowledge Base.
How to reinstall ChangeBASE fresh on the same machine
Sometimes, attempts to reinstall different versions of the ChangeBASE on the same machine may cause odd issues and errors. How to cleanup all traces of the old installation and reinstall the product?
Running a ChangeBASE Guest VM under Windows 8.1 Hyper-V
Is it possible to use a guest virtual machine running in Hyper-V on a Windows 8.1 computer?
Exe repackage fails on x64 machine
When trying to convert and EXE to an MSI using the inbuilt repackage option. It fails with error "Filter drivers couldn't be loaded"
Licensing issue: “I thought I bought this functionality, but I don't see it"
The desired functionality does not appear to be available.
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ChangeBASE Web Capture Utility 1.0.2
You can install the Web Capture utility on a ChangeBASE client, the ChangeBASE server, or on its own dedicated server. NOTE: If you are going to be installing the utility on its own dedicated server, then it should meet the machine requirements outlined in Minimum Requirements for Server Hosting ChangeBASE Service, although you do not require SQL Server as all data is captured in standard XML form...
ChangeBASE 6.3
ChangeBASE has continued to push the boundaries of what automation can do to facilitate enterprise application migration and management. As a leading provider of automated application compatibility analysis, remediation and conversion, ChangeBASE is now extending the scope of management to include the greater application management ecosystem through even more extensibility with the complete Change...
MSI Studio is rolled back to a version pre-ChangeBASE v.6.2.2
MSI Studio was updated in ChangeBASE v.6.2.2, however this update introduced some undesirable side effects in its operation.To remedy this, Dell have rolled back MSI Studio to the last stable release. If you have not updated MSI Studio then there is no need to make any change. 
Upgrade to 6.2.0 or 6.2.2 may fail when applications have been deleted under certain circumstances.
When upgrading to 6.2.0 or 6.2.2, it is possible to get an upgrade error, indicating a database upgrade failure. When checking the CB.Upgrade.yyyymmdd.hhssmm.txt log in C:\ProgramData\ChangeBASE\Logs, this error appears:“No Package DId found for Check Transaction xxx related to Load Transaction yyy  at CB.Upgrade.Custom._6._2.UpgradeItemsPreUpgrade.AddPackageTypeToCheckExecIns...
Upgrade may fail if upgrading from a version of ChangeBASE before 6.2.0 to a version after 6.2.0.
When upgrading from PRE-6.2.0 to POST-6.2.0, for example from 6.1.1 to 6.2.2 or 6.2.3, it is possible to receive an upgrade error, indicating a database upgrade failure. When checking the CB.Upgrade.yyyymmdd.hhssmm.txt log in C:\ProgramData\ChangeBASE\Logs, this error appears:“Custom Upgrades Exception Failed to update TransactionIds on Packages which have been dragged into other Application...
The ChangeBASE conversion process, when using MSI Studio, may not produce usable MSIs.
When using MSI Studio to convert legacy applications, the end result may be an MSI that contains invalid or corrupted file locations. 
Stuck in database creation, receiving a licensing error.
Can multiple ChangeBase server installation be managed by one management workstation? Database creation on different ChangeBase server prompts a licensing error."Cannot create a repository: You have either entered an incorrect Site Message, or you have attempted to use this license for an invalid ChangeBase Server. Please enter the Site Message exactly as supplied by Dell, and please ensure t...
The Dependency and Conflict Checker (DaCC) Application Appears to Hang at Start-up
When starting the Dependency and Conflict Checker (DaCC) on a computer that is remote to the ChangeBASE service, the application appears to hang and “Access is denied” messages appear in the client log files. This behaviour does not occur when DaCC is run on the machine where the ChangeBASE server is installed.
6.2.2 Upgrade will fail after a custom fix was added and then removed
Upgrading from an existing ChangeBASE v.6.2 instance where a custom fix has been added and then deleted may fail with the following error When checking the CB.Upgrade.yyyymmdd.hhssmm.txt log in C:\ProgramData\ChangeBASE\Logs, this error appears:Missing value for DId [xxxxxx], TypeId 32000
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MSI Studio may capture unnecessary files or registry keys, preventing installation of the created MSI.
It has been found that under some circumstances MSI Studio captures files in a protected folder (the “Services” folder under Windows) that may prevent the created MSI from being subsequently installed.MSI Studio (as with most Application Repackaging tools) relies on an ‘Exclusion List’ to prevent unwanted file system objects and registry keys from being captured during the ...
ChangeBASE won't launch after rename of SQL database
ChangeBASE SQL database was renamed by DBA. Now ChangeBASE won't start.
The ChangeBASE client reports an error “Startup Failed – An entry with the same key already exists” on startup
Under certain conditions, the ChangeBASE client may display the above error on startup if the ChangeBASE service has been restarted whilst applications were still in the process of being imported. An example of when this could happen is if a scheduled rebuilding of the SQL indexes had been setup to run overnight (as in Dell Knowledge Base article 135255), but an import of applications had started ...
Unable to see issues for Custom Checks
After creating a Custom Check and returning to Check Results, the issues for that check may not be displayed.
Repackaged MSIs cannot be built during auto-conversion via ChangeBASE
When attempting to repackage an executable using ChangeBASE with MSI Studio, in some cases the MSI will be built but it will not contain the CAB file containing the files, so it will be less than 1MB and won't be usable.
6.1 Professional Implementation - Web-based Training
The ChangeBASE 6.1 Professional Implementation self-paced, web-based training course is designed to provide students with the essential information needed to effectively implement the solution.
When moving from production LAN to wifi, Changebase VM loses access to HyperV
 The ChangeBase server is hosted as a VM on Win 8.1 HyperV laptop. The repackaging/virtualisation VMs are also hosted on the same laptop. The VMs are all in a test domain. The HyperV laptop is a member of the production domain.Problem:ChangeBase stops being able to repackage/contact HyperV when the laptop is not on the production LAN.
Repackage error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." RevertToSnapshot error
When trying to perform a repackage operation, the task fails with the messageObject reference not set to an instance of an object at CB.ConversionTechnology.NonControllerBasedTechnology.RevertToSnapshot
Repackage error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." VIDirectoryExistsInGuest
When trying to use Convert to repackage an EXE, the task fails withRepackage error "Object reference not set to an instance of an object." and CVMA.Hypervisors.VMware.VIServer.vSphere.VirtaulMachine.VIDirectoryExistsInGuest(String path)
Error "Please verify the server address and that the server is running the ChangeBASE service"
When launching the ChangeBase Console, it fails to connect to the ChangeBASE service. Checking the C:\ProgramData\ChangeBASE\Logs\CB.Data.TraceOutput log file shows the following error. "Error: 41 - Cannot open a Shared Memory connection to a remote SQL server"
The information below represents the most common issues customers are encountering or recent resolutions to help you trouble shoot your Dell Product.

When creating an MSI package from CB tool - it doesn't create the correct size MSI
When performing repackaging using MSI Studio, the resulting MSI file is very small and can't be installed properly.
Creating a virtual ThinApp package may not create the MSI Installer file when expected.
Under certain conditions, if the Virtualisation options have been correctly set for ThinApp to produce an MSI Installer file as part of the Virtual Package, the MSI file may not be created.
The User Defined Dashboard widget may not display the pie and bar charts when criteria have been initially selected or altered
Under certain conditions, the User Defined Dashboard widget in the ChangeBASE client may not display the pie and bar charts when it is initially configured, or when the criteria have been altered. Instead, when the widget is expanded, the message “Pie chart will appear here once valid criteria have been selected below” will be displayed. This may occur even if valid criteria have been ...
Exception during Conversion
Attempting to convert a .exe install into an MSI but  receiving an "Exception during Conversion" error followed by 'CVMA.Hypervisors.VMWare.Vix.VMWareException: The connection to the host was lost'. 
Report directory was moved, unable to change path in ChangeBASE to reflect the move
Even the admin login is unable to change product settings. Looking at the roles tab it's set as a super user, but has a check by in the admin column. It appears none of the default roles has access to change product settings.
It may not be possible to repackage an application when it is wrapped in a batch file.
When using ChangeBASE to create an MSI for an application that is installed by a batch (“.bat”) file, the capture process may start but terminate without installing the application. If this happens, either no MSI will be created on completion of the process, or an MSI will be created but will be missing most or all of the application’s files.
Duplicate issues may be displayed following new platform creation
When creating a new Platform (using the Settings, Platform screen), and then viewing the list of issues in the Checks screen, some issues may be duplicated (i.e. listed twice). If fixing is attempted on one or more of these duplicate issues, the fix process may fail.
Client crashes when selecting a Web issue row on the checks screen
Under certain circumstances using the ChangeBASE client on Windows 7 64-bit with a trial license, a web package source and the IE10 check bundle, the ChangeBASE client may crash with the following error message in the client error log "System.ArgumentException: 'HyperlinksActive' property was already registered by 'CBHyperlink'." When selecting one of the checks and then ...
Roles options greyed out
After installing the ChangeBase and configuring the product it's not possible to create additional roles or move users to different roles. The buttons to do so are greyed out.
Product Tab not visible under Settings
For certain ChangeBase license types, the Product Tab is missing from the settings page
Version Full Support as of Limited Support as of Support Discontinued
6.3 8/19/2015
6.2.x 11/6/2014
6.1.x 5/8/2014 10/1/2015 5/1/2016
6.0 11/6/2013 4/1/2015 10/1/2015
5.3.x 3/27/2013 10/1/2014 4/1/2015
Earlier product versions not listed are considered discontinued.

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