Has anyone done this? How does it work? Does it use MSI?
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I do this with applications I can't capture as an msi.
I use WinInstallLE (I know it's junk, but we're a public school district and can't afford better) to capture installations as an msi.

The Ghost AutoInstaller program is pretty simple to use. You just install it on the computer, run a before scan, install program you are trying to package, then run an after scan. The program compares the differences in the PC and creates a package. I don't know what it does differently than WinInstall, but I have never had a problem repackaging applications with it, so I use it as my fall-back when I can't get a working msi. The final result is an .exe file that can be deployed through the Ghost Console or run from any computer regardless of whether or not they have Ghost components installed. Ghost also lets you edit the installation before it compiles it to an .exe, but I haven't done anything other than just glance at that.
Answered 02/09/2006 by: Dr. Soup
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Thanks Dr. Soup.. this is the info I was looking for!
Answered 02/09/2006 by: turbokitty
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