Converting EXE Installer to MSI for Silent deployment

Hi Guys,

Is there a way or you can help me in converting .Exe installer to .Msi for silent deployment.?

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Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
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Some EXE extract and execute an MSI.

Run the EXE and, when you get to the first screen (normally a 'Welcome' dialog), check the %TEMP% folder (note: NOT %SystemRoot%\TEMP!) and also %UserProfile%\Application Data\<Vendor_Name>\<take your pick...>. The latter is becoming common, presumably as a cache location. The MSI may have a random name. Copy this somewhere, renaming it as you go suit, if necessary.

If there's no internal MSI, you'll need to re-package. If you have neither of the main tools (Wise or InstallShield) AppDeploy has a re-packaging tool available for free.
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