Hi,

I'm not really looking for a complete MSI repackager, but I have a need to scan for filesystem (and perhaps registry changes) changes and create a MSI or some other form of package of the collected files.

I also need to be able to place specific files and folders in paths that I specify. This could be fonts, ICC profiles, shortcuts, etc. The tool should understand system variables like %userprofile%.

Does there exist a free or inexpensive tool that can accomplish this? I don't need the "installation" to be recognized as a real installation, so some sort of script that just deploys the files and folders would be ok.

Regards,
René Frej Nielsen
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why not have a look at the Appdeploy Repackager?

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Answered 09/06/2010 by: pjgeutjens
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As far as I can tell, then it needs an EXE file as a starting point. One of the things that I need to scan for is changes made by Adobe's updaters. I need to check which files are updated and to what version, so that I can create installation conditions in Absolute Manage (formerly LANrev).

I also have a need to place specific files on the users computers, something that I don't think that Repackager can do.
Answered 09/06/2010 by: renefn
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René,

I believe you can choose to "not launch the selected .exe automatically" during the snapshotting process. So you could just input a "dummy" setup.exe, then make all the changes you want to monitor manually, and start the second system scan afterwards.

this should allow you to capture the changes for anything you want.

PJ
Answered 09/06/2010 by: pjgeutjens
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Rene,

You can use 'Picture Taker' or 'Install Rite'.

Cheers
Answered 09/06/2010 by: MSI_Pack12
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