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cjoyce1980

EXE to MSI

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I've been looking for a while now to repackage my old EXE's to MSI's to allow quiet unattended installations.

I've used a few MSI wrappers but to aval. does anyone know of an easy to use freeware MSI's creator or EXE to MSI convertor.

Thanks

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You could try WixEdit, however it is not wizard-like, but more a GUI to the XML-Structure of Microsofts Windows Installer XML (WIX) toolset. So you really have to know what you want to archieve and how the MSI system works.

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http://wixedit.sourceforge.net/

edit: d'oh, I just read 'free' in your post. Well, WixEdit is free, but from my point of view not easy to use.

Edited by bj-kaiser

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wow!!! that tool is just crazy. dont think i'll be using that. this is just a thought but how about an installation file creator but will allow me to creator silent install exe's, if MSI's are going to be a problem?

Edited by cjoyce1980

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hm, do you need a EXE that always runs a specified setup or can you supply commandline parameters?

InnoSetup for example has the built-in ability in every Setup you create, to save and read answers to/from inf-files. The path to the answer file has to be given as a commandline parameter.

Or you could use NSIS and use a custom header file and some macros, that allow to provide answers by either reading a ini-file from a specified path or if a specified file in the EXEs directory exists, from that one. However, for NSIS I only know the Eclipse-PlugIn as GUI.

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http://www.jrsoftware.org/isinfo.php

http://www.istool.org

http://nsis.sf.net

http://eclipsensis.sf.net

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I'm trying to do a SMS Zero Touch Install, and for this i need software apps to be installed silently. I would prefer MSI's but if is possible to do it with EXE's then thats just as good.

The apps i'm installing are in-house software which a custom EXE file was created. I dont mind creating these again if i can install the software silently.

Thanks

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SMS can run anything, not just MSIs. The silent installation options with other EXEs will work with SMS as the deployment tool.

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