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1. why would you like to do this?

2. You can use the "open as" option in Installshield and choose the wizard to convert the MSI to ISM .. then you have the release wizard which can create a setup

3. You can use the SUITE installer ( if you have AdminStudio Enterprise or Installshield Spring 2012 Premier)

4. or you can repackage.. but that is not recommended. 

Answered 02/16/2013 by: jaybee96
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  • 1. it is just my companys standard that they want, all installation packages have to be in a single setup.exe file to make it easy for the techs and just for conformity. the setup.exe should have a splash screen, (which i figured out) and write to two seperate log files, one verbose, the other just a start and stop time in a seperate log. if i have an ism i can make this happen no problem, with a plain msi it is problematic. i do have Installshield Spring 2012 Premier. I am going to try the SUITE installer next. thx for your help, greatly appreciated.
  • Also, dont forgot to add set the Shallow Folder structure option to YES...
  • Have you tried using iexpress from within Windows? I use that for making vbscript exe's all the time.
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Alternatively use a 3rd party utility like AutoIt to put create a setup.exe wrapper around the msi. (

Answered 02/17/2013 by: Utterly
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  • i will give that a try also, thx.
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