Dear All,

I have a very peculiar request to repackage an executable. I have one executable called softphone.exe this is not a setup, upon executing it'll launch application for use. Request for me is to make msi for this application. I want help or guidelines, how to make and exe into msi? Please guide me.

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It'll be easy. I don't know what packaging util you're using so here is the steps in WisePS.

Use SetupCapture, take your initial snapshot, copy the file where you want it to go, run the applicaiton (in case it extracts files or creates registry keys), close it and finish the SetupCapture. There's your MSI, continue with your usual packaging process.
Answered 04/11/2005 by: VikingLoki
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Thanks a lot for your reply.

Here is my problem. I'm using Install shield admin studio. The executable dont extract any files or installs nothing. It launches an application in window. The request is to repackage this applications :(..Please help me how can I go forward.
Answered 04/11/2005 by: msvkumar
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follow what viking said or with out snapshot you can just add file to your template(copy the template local rename to your application name), then create a folder in program files or where ever you want it, add the file to the folder, then make it a key files, carete an advertised shortcut to that file. build it.
Answered 04/11/2005 by: bheers
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Thanks a lot Viking and Bheers

Your suggestions working. I successfully created package. Cheers to all.

Answered 04/13/2005 by: msvkumar
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