I have setup software delivery under group policy, and have had a great deal of success deploying msi files of office, project, visio, and have applied service packs to administrative images, and redeployed these.

However some of the updates that are appearing now, are coming as exe files, for example for some of things that were deployed as msi.

What I want to do is package these exe (that can be installed in quiet mode, setup.exe /qa) as an msi file, so group policy can push it out.

What tools are there available to do this, as many seem to be able to copy the exe to the client, but none to copy the file there and then execute it.

One example of a file I would like to do this with, is service pack 8 for jet, this is an exe file that I would like to apply to a group of machines. but my only software delivery mechanism at the moment is group policy software delivery (whch only seems to support msi files)

Cheers in advance.

Tom H

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WIWW (Windows Installer Wrapper Wizard) is a great tool for this. It can be found in the downloads section of this site or at www.sywan.nl. It takes your .exe and any command line options you would like to set and compile this into an msi that will launch your .exe with those command line switches. This should work for you.
Answered 06/04/2004 by: cdupuis
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Most of the updates from MS come with either a deployment guide on the CD or you can get info on the MS site on deploying them to Enterprises.
Answered 06/10/2004 by: MSIMaker
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What versions of Project have you been installing and what method? I'm struggling with Project 2000 over here and it's given me more headaches han any other package I've attempted.
Answered 06/28/2004 by: bcardell
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If anyone is looking for WIWW, you can now find it here at ITNinja: http://www.itninja.com/wiww

Answered 02/18/2013 by: bkelly
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