Hi Team. I need to create an msi file that can upload applications at once from the server and not sure how to go about doing that? Can someone send me the steps on how to run it from the background
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  • You will need to be more precise and provide more information if you expect an answer...
  • I need to create an smi file for the company and have no idea where to start
    • AppDeploy will create an .msi for you

    • You can check the book from Phil wilson as VBScab has recommended. It's a good start to learn.
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MSIs are used to install individual applications, not upload a bunch of them from a server.

If you're asking how to create an MSI to install an app, then you're asking too much. As a first step, you need to understand Windows Installer, so get hold of Phil Wilson's excellent book The Definitive Guide To Windows Installer. It can be found as an e-book if you're persistent.
Answered 11/11/2015 by: VBScab
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Do you have any script to achieve this? If you want a msi to do this, then simply add the script inside msi and trigger the execution of the script using CustomAction. You have various tools to create msi.
Answered 11/11/2015 by: apptopack
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again, without more information no one can provide any useful help. What do you want to deploy to the target systems?

Registry information?
A complete application?

Perhaps it is already available as an installation (Legacy / MSI)
Perhaps you have a list of files that need to be deployed, some may require to be registered (OCX / ActiveX / COM)
What exactly?

The way you are posing your question is similar to me asking you how much money do I have in my wallet, although I live in Europe, I'd like an answer in Dirham (the currency of Dubai)...

I apologise if you think I am being sarcastic, but believe me, If you really expect us to help, we need more information...

Answered 11/11/2015 by: Pressanykey
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