I am new to the repackager tool and tried to create a .msi for an existing .exe installation file for a bespoke app which was installed on WIn 7 64 bit PC. i followed the default steps and teh msi was created but i cannot run it. NOthing happens and when i open repackager again i get this message

"An incomplete, project was found. if you are restarting the application as part of the snapshot process then use continue else start over" .

continue does not do anything.

when i start over and this time i create the msi using the recipe , and i run the msi again same thing. i get the windows security message on which i say "Yes" and that is it.
in the event viewer all i see is -

Windows Installer installed the product. Product Name: Setup Factory 8.0 Runtime. Product Version: 8.2.1.0. Product Language: 1033. Manufacturer: maersk. Installation success or error status: 0.
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Ending session 0 started ‎2012‎-‎03‎-‎13T07:05:15.239572000Z.
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You will need to learn the following.
  1. Howto troubleshoot and research.
  2. Windows Installer.
  3. The Windows OS (speficically registry, system files, processes, security and UAC, etc...)
  4. How to use your packing tool.
  5. How to build a packaging environment and test.
  6. How to post question on a forum that include what troubleshooting you have done.

Good place to start http://www.appdeploy.com/video/

It sounds like your capture failed to complete and/or subsequently the build of your msi package is broken too. You will need to review your logs for both. I would also hazzard a guess that your package will also not work as desired and would recommend you learn the above BEFORE you attempt deploying a package in your envoronment.

If this sound somewhat sarcastic, its not. Packaging is not as easy as the sales guy told your manager it is.
Answered 03/13/2012 by: jmaclaurin
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jmaclaurin makes very good points. Although it is technically possible to self-teach packaging, I really doubt anyone sane would recommend it. If possible, getting some mentoring and/or training will save you a LOT of frustration.
Answered 03/13/2012 by: Arminius
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