I have a compiled WiseScript (.exe) from an old .msi package that I want to reuse in a new .msi.
However, first I want to check it and (probably) make some small changes.

Is it possible to convert this file back to an editable .wse file?

If so, how?

Thanks
Roland
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Hi Roland,
try Universal Extractor: http://legroom.net/software/uniextract
Regards, Nick
Answered 07/25/2007 by: nheim
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Hi Nick

Thanks for the link to this cool tool.
Unfortunately, it doesn't do the trick. [:(] It says that it supports Wise Installer Packages but is unable to extract the .wse.
Thanks anyway.

Roland
Answered 07/26/2007 by: rpfenninger
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Nick, All the UE does is extract files. It's just a front-end to a collection of utiltities for uncompressing archive files.
Answered 07/26/2007 by: VBScab
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Hi folks,
don't know all formats of UE, but the collection is AFAIK the most impressive ever built.
VBScab, you are right, i think. Then we have to go a little bit to the underground to push it further... :-)
Try WiseDis.
Regards, Nick
Answered 07/26/2007 by: nheim
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no luck with this one either
Answered 07/27/2007 by: rpfenninger
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Great minds think alike..! [:)]

I am still looking for the same thing.. Opened a topic about it a bit earlier, got some suggestions, however, same results -> the contents of the MSI get extracted, but not the WSE file.. Link to my topic.. http://itninja.com/question/updates-not-finishing7&mpage=1&key=旻

In my case, it's files compiled to exe..
Answered 07/27/2007 by: neo2000
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Roland, I've had better luck with later versions of Wise (v7) as far as their extracting/conversion. You'll still need to clean it up though.

Just curious, what does the wse do and how come it can't just be done with an msi?

Good luck.
Answered 07/27/2007 by: aogilmor
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Hi aogilmor

What do you mean by I've had better luck with later versions of Wise (v7) as far as their extracting/conversion..
Do you know a way to realize that? If so how? With the WiseDis tool?

Sometimes I just find it very comfortable and easy to add a WiseScript as a Custom Action (in this case edit an .ini entry depending on which user logging in).

I've found a tool called E_WISE but had no luck with that one either (saying unknown Wise Version).

Roland
Answered 07/30/2007 by: rpfenninger
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Hi Roland,

If the WiseScript exe isn't that big have you tried open it with ex. notepad as you may find some useful information from that.

To extract files from the WiseScript EXEs if not prevented in some how isn't the switch /x or /c?
Answered 07/30/2007 by: AngelD
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Roland,

I've not tried this and I'm probably wrong but...
If you turn on debugging in windows does it not log the CA executable? Then you can cut and paste it from the log file.

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Wayne
Answered 07/30/2007 by: WayneB
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Wayne,

I think it depends on if the exe do some logging or call some Windows Installer function it-self but it's worth a try.
Answered 07/30/2007 by: AngelD
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Thanks to everyone for the replies.
However, none of the suggestions worked (couldn't extract files as there are none, notepad only showed up hieroglyphics and so on).
So it was the best for me to recreate the script.
And this time, I'll keep the editable .wse script file for sure [8D]

Cheers
Roland
Answered 08/02/2007 by: rpfenninger
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