Hi Guys!

My Name is Peter and I work for a company in Dortmund/Germany. I just started creating packages for our brand new software deployment tool by Criston. While collecting some information for a few programs i stumbled on the Palm Desktop v4.x Repacking solution here. Sadly I have close to none experience in rebuilding MSIs, nor any tools to do it.... [8|]

Can someone here help me out getting this Bastard-Tool deployed by software without having to give my users temporary admin rights and do a manual installation? Has anybody successfully rebuild the MSI Package and would be so kind to share the Packet with me? Or if that is not possible: Can anybody provide an idiot-safe guide to rebuild the MSI with any repacking tool of your choice (we have to buy a tool nontheless so Im open to any suggestions [;)] ) so somebody like me with nearly none experience can follow the steps?

I'd be very grateful for any help. [:D]

Thanks in advance and Best Regards,
Peter
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Orca is freeware and able to manipulate MSI's. not the greatest tool in the world but it works and its at the right price.
Answered 07/30/2007 by: jmcfadyen
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As someone new to packaging, I would not recommend Orca as a primary authoring tool, especially as your company is going to buy a tool. The two major players are InstallShield (with Admin Studio, or whatever it's called this week) and Altiris (who used to be called Wise (with Wise Package Studio). Each prioduct has its evangelists but, at the end of the day, both are admirably suited to the job. Both vendors supply evaluation packages for you to download.

There are some more obscure authoring tools, some of which are freeware. Explore the tools mentioned here on AppDeploy as well as the ones above.
Answered 07/31/2007 by: VBScab
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First of all: Thanks for the responses. [:)]

I'll have a look at the tools and try to follow the Palm Desktop Guide. Are these tools hard to understand? Do you guys know a good tutorial or start?

Regards,
Peter
Answered 07/31/2007 by: pgr
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Is driving a car hard? It depends on your propensity for working with technical stuff. IIRC, both Altiris and InstallShield have papers on their web sites which will assist you. Also check out www.installsite.org: there's stuff there, too. Plus, of course, you have the extensive resource in front of you right now - your peers here.
Answered 08/01/2007 by: VBScab
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