Advanced Installer can be used to create an MSI from one or more EXE packages like this:
- Repackager EXE(s) into MSI
- Wrap the EXE(s) into a single MSI
Repackaging an EXE is a lengthy task but it will give you full access over the new project that is generated so you can edit the setup package as if it were created by you, thus being able to add or remove functionality or resources instantly.
Wrapping the EXE(s) into an MSI is a quicker solution. If you plan to deploy this MSI silently, through Active Directory/GPO for example, you should know that the EXE must support command line switches for silent installation. Advanced Installer will ask you to provide these switches once you have selected the EXE.
The wrapper can also be used to create a bundle installer for your applications. For example, if you have 3 different applications and wish for all of them to appear separately in the list of installed programs from Control Panel, but have the user download and install a single setup package.
Below you can find tutorials on both repackaging and MSI wrappers.
- Convert EXE to MSI - Create an MSI package from EXE
A step-by-step tutorial on how to convert one or more EXE installers to an MSI Wrapper. Join in and improve your knowledge!
- Creating Suite Installations
Step by step tutorial on how to create a suite/bundle installation.
- Repackage Installation
Step by step tutorial on how to create a project based on capturing an existing installation.
- Repackage installation on a VMware machine
Step by step tutorial on how to convert an existing installation on a VMware virtual machine.
- Repackage Installation on a Hyper-V virtual machine
Step by step tutorial on how to convert an existing installation on a Hyper-V virtual machine.
- Repackage installation in an Oracle VM VirtualBox
Step by step tutorial on how to create a project based on capturing an existing installation in an Oracle VM VirtualBox virtual machine.
- Repackaging using vSphere
Repackaging using VMware vSphere
- Repackage an application from inside a Virtual
How to repackage on a virtual machine.
- Convert legacy package to APPX
How to generate an MSIX/APPX using the Advanced Installer Repackager
- Reuse Repackager snapshot
Speed-up the repackaging process by reusing Virtual Machine snapshots