I have worked with software packaging for many years, but for I have been focusing on other tasks for a long time. Now back in a coordinating role, I have entered a projectrole where we need to package a serious amount of applications. There are a lot of big consultancy/packaging companies involved. Now, I have seen that most of these use some form of wrapper/script when doing packaging. For me, coming from a background where you either did an MST or an own MSI this is very puzzling.

Our upcoming environment is Windows 7 with SCCM 2012. Of course, one can need to check for running processes for example, but still I fail to see why people want to use external scripts for this instead of keeping things within the MSI files. Is this something that is happening in most projects/companies, a temporary trend or just how software packaging has evolved? 

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You should always try to keep things to MSI/MST form and if it is not possible only then go to script form. There are not all but quite a lot of softwares now which require some scripting apart from MSI as well. 

Don't over rule it but try to keep the max to MSI format

Answered 04/18/2013 by: piyushnasa
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>Is this something that is happening in most projects/companies, a temporary trend or just how software packaging has evolved?
Spend 30 minutes or so browsing this forum and you will see that the people seemingly engaged in packaging these days are those who have little clue about what they're doing. They have blagged their way into jobs because their uncle/cousin/vet's receptionist's sister got them the job and they're cheap enough that the consultancy firm doesn't care.

Answered 04/18/2013 by: VBScab
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