I'm working on creating a msi using Package Studio. The application has a setup.exe that was created with Installshield and is probably a wrapped msi. Is there way of doing this without using Setup Capture?


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Begin the install of the .exe, while watching the directory: C:\Documents and Settings\[your_user_name]\local settings\temp

Note: you should make sure this path is empty before you start so that you don't get other files and folders mixed up with your extraction.

You should be able to pull everything you need from that temp folder. Depending on the app, that might not be the end of your work. "Setup called" msi's can be tricky at times. What is the app?

Craig --<>.
Answered 05/05/2004 by: craig16229
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You might also need to watch C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\*** I have caught it dumping install files in there a few times.
Answered 05/06/2004 by: photozz
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Here's one other way i use the .exe to split and extract the .MSI.
1. install Winzip ( souds crazy, i know.. ) , any version higher than 9 would do.
2. open winzip for it to get initialized, if you are using different profile like i do ( admin to play about, user to operate)
3. go to the setup.exe, Right Click, select option Winzip, there will be a sub menu option called "open with Winzip" use that.
4. the winzip window will open up and will show all the files that are wapped in to the .exe including the .msi. just extract the .msi to where ever you want.
Answered 07/14/2009 by: paul.gurusinghe
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