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    MSI packaging and Transforms

    We need to be able to create and modify MSI's. Does any one know of any other reliable tool besides the Wininstall packager professional. It seems quite expensive.

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    Re: MSI packaging and Transforms

    What about LE?

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    Re: MSI packaging and Transforms

    LE does not have the capability to create transforms.

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    Re: MSI packaging and Transforms

    Swiadmle.msi - an MSI creator on the windows 2000 CD
    orca - MSI editor

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;257718
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...p/orca_exe.asp

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    Re: MSI packaging and Transforms

    If you need to create so called 'response' transforms which answer the questions asked during setup, then you could try Wise Install Tailor, which looks like it's free.

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    Re: MSI packaging and Transforms

    Thanks for all your responses.
    From previous tests I have encountered that the Wininstalle LE in the Windows server 2000 sometimes produces a corrupt MSI when used in a windows server 2003 environment with windows installer 3.1.

    Also I have tried using the install tailor with no success yet. It seems to capture the property values onto the wrong tables. I noticed this when I opend the database with the orca editor. Perhaps I am doing something wrong.......

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    Re: MSI packaging and Transforms

    I use one by an Icelandic company called EMCO their package builder is pretty fab.
    Download a trial here:
    http://www.emco.is/msi_package_builder/features.html

    About £300 to buy after the trial, but I've found it well worth it.

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