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Working with Custom Actions in MSI Packages

The new educational video is out! We show how to review, add, edit, and remove Custom Actions in MSI packages. The video also shows the "Add Custom Action" Wizard, which takes into consideration your every input on every step and later disables options that are incompatible with your previous choices. Watch the tutorial.

Previous episodes:
How to convert EXE to MSI (also available as a text guide)
How to create a response transform (MST)
How to create an MSI package from scratch (a basic approach)
How to edit an MSI package Pt.1 (files, registry, and shortcuts)
How to edit an MSI package Pt.2 (upgrades, features, and components)
How to convert desktop installers to AppX packages - Universal Windows Platform app packages
How to manage permissions in MSI packages

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Meet the new PACE Suite 4.5, application packaging and virtualization tool

We have just released our new PACE Suite 4.5 and we can't wait to tell you all about it! Read the full announcement. Meanwhile, here are the highlights of our new release:

  • New "Add Driver" Wizard and Drivers tab. You can now add and manage Device Drivers.
  • “Add Custom Action” Wizard. Our smart Wizard guides PACE Suite users through the creation of custom actions, dramatically speeding up the whole process and helping to ensure the custom action will work.
  • Completely redesigned Custom Actions tab. The redesigned tab provides a wide variety of information and makes it easier to manage custom and standard actions.


Your feedback or feature suggestions are most welcome!


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How to set and change permissions in MSI packages: application packaging video guide

The new educational video is out! We show how to review, set, change, and remove permission changes on files, folders, and registry in MSI packages. Also, in the video, you can find a short instruction on how to capture permission changes when you are repackaging your installers into MSI. Watch the video guide.

Previous episodes:
How to convert EXE to MSI (also available as a text guide)
How to create a response transform (MST)
How to create an MSI package from scratch (a basic approach)
How to edit an MSI package Pt.1 (files, registry, and shortcuts)
How to edit an MSI package Pt.2 (upgrades, custom actions, features, and components)
How to convert desktop installers to AppX packages - Universal Windows Platform app packages

If you want us to review a specific application packaging topic just request it in the comments.

PACE Suite is the fastest application packaging tool - learn more at https://pacesuite.com/
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How to bring installers to Universal Windows Platform: application packaging video guide

The new educational video is out! This time, we talk about converting desktop installers to AppX packages - Universal Windows Platform app packages. Watch the video guide.

Previous episodes:
How to convert EXE to MSI (also available as a text guide)
How to create a response transform (MST)
How to create an MSI package from scratch (a basic approach)
How to edit an MSI package Pt.1 (files, registry, and shortcuts).
How to edit an MSI package Pt.2 (upgrades, custom actions, features, and components).

If you want us to review a specific application packaging topic just request it in the comments.

PACE Suite is the fastest application packaging tool - learn more at https://pacesuite.com/
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Meet new PACE Suite 4.4

We have just released the next version of our application packaging tool: PACE Suite 4.4. Apart from adding new features and making improvements, with this release, we want to make application packaging easier for everyone. You can read about our approach and get acquainted with the detailed descriptions of the new features in our blog post: https://pacesuite.com/blog/pace-suite-4-4/ 

Here are the highlights of what's new:
  • Support of Universal Windows Platform: you can now create UWP app packages (APPX) and repackage any installation to APPX.
  • New Installation Capturing Wizard: from properly configuring a packaging environment to building a package, it is a unique wizard that both professional packagers and novice users will love.
  • Completely redesigned Undo/Redo mechanism: experiment with your package and easily revert MSI database changes.
  •  A new level of working with MSI tables: visual and functional improvements of the Tables Tab in MSI Editor.


As usual, we look forward to hearing your feedback or feature suggestions.

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