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I am trying to learn how Smart Packager to work in order to customize an application, package it as an MSI file and deploy it through SCCM 2012.
First, I want to know if Scalable Smart Packager is Wininstall are the same , or they are 2 different products, because I thought WinInstall LE is a product made by Scalable company.

Second, I have downloaded Firefox.exe file then converted it to MSI file. I opened up the Scalable Smart Packager Discovery window, and click Start to start the discovery(it will record the  customization), I ran FIrefox MSI , and installed Firefox, then in the home page of firefox I typed CNN.com and set Remember history to Never. Then I stopped the Smart Packager Discovery, this created another MSI, that will be deployed to end users,so I deployed the MSI ,created by Smart Packager, using SCCM 2012, and it got deployed successfully to end users.
However, when a user opens up Firefox, there is no customization that I have previously done, such as the homepage that was set to CNN.com, and the remember history that was set to Never...

I am not sure what I have done wrong , and why the customization was not deployed properly.???

Any help will be very much appreciated.

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I followed this video from Scalable:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYqDrWBBL6M
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So when you deploy an application to end users with all settings you have pre-configured, and you want the App to be deployed zero touch from end user...What do you to achieve this ??

I guess Microsoft office, does not need a third party packager, since it has MOCT (Microsoft office Customization Tool).
Correct me on this if I am wrong..

For other Applications, I do not know if each has its own packager or there is a universal packager that packages all Applications before they get deployed....????
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<<<But since you have SCCM, this is not necessary since SCCM can deploy setup.exe. >>>

The Customization is the concern, deploying is not big deal...even Firefox can be deployed with no issue. but to customize an application with settings that domain Administrator is supposed to configure, is the big challenge...
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