Repackage EXE into an Windows Installer files (MSI)

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Repackage EXE into an Windows Installer files (MSI)

Post by support-log@revenuquebec.ca » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:46 am

I want to know if it possible to Repackage an EXE into an MSI?
The MSI package will report completion only when the internal setup exe installation process truly completes.
An installation capture is done by comparing system snapshots taken before and after the package installation. Optionally filter the scan results using a system noise recording.
Is there a document that shows how to do it?
I don't speek English, I try to express clearly that i can.
Thank you!

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Re: Repackage EXE into an Windows Installer files (MSI)

Post by support-log@revenuquebec.ca » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:53 am

My problem is to create a project based on capturing an installation. As an example, we'll repackage the 7-zip File Manager EXE into an MSI.

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Re: Repackage EXE into an Windows Installer files (MSI)

Post by davidc » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:45 am

If you package your script into an executable, then yes, you can create an MSI installer for it. For more details, please refer to the following article:

https://info.sapien.com/index.php/packa ... imalscript

We don't offer anything that validates installation, but need to trigger a validation process, you could potentially create an MSI custom action:

https://info.sapien.com/index.php/how-t ... si-builder
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Re: Repackage EXE into an Windows Installer files (MSI)

Post by support-log@revenuquebec.ca » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:10 pm

OK,
As I understand it, I can not use existence executable such as Notepad.exe to create an Notepad.msi installer?
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Re: Repackage EXE into an Windows Installer files (MSI)

Post by davidc » Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm

PowerShell Studio's MSI installer is designed for scripts and project created in PowerShell Studio, and not stand-alone installers for existing executables. Although you do have the option to add secondary files to your MSI installers.
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