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I'm fairly new to packaging and need to package this software for deployment.  I've got an .ext but would rather work with an .msi since I need to modify how it installs, for instance it needs to be a silent install and I need to set a couple of prompts to a specific setting as well as allow it to auto update under user context.  Is there a way to extract an .msi out of it?  I heard that sometimes you can find it in %temp% but I don't see it.  Is there a free tool I can use to extract it?
I'm using sccm R2 in an enterprise setting.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Welcome to apps packing! You'll probably find it a very steep learning curve.

With your app, install it and check in the event viewer for msiinstaller events, if there is a msi you well see a event log entry, from there you should be able to nose you way around to get the msi.

If there is no msi, the next step is to read the documentation to see if there is a admin install that you can do silently. Failing that you Wil need to repackage it into a msi.

To repackage you can use App Deploy Repackager (free, commercial products are £££), but if you're new to this, then it's a huge step in the learning curve - recommend getting a contractor resource. But have a go!

Reading, A definitive guide to Windows installer, Google it, it's free I think? Pdf that is bashing about in the interwebs.

Good luck!
Answered 01/06/2017 by: rileyz
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