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Hello, I am new to SCCM packaging and I have to create a package for Argus Enterprise using sccm 2012 . Is there any way to extract MSI for it because all I have got is an .exe file

03/21/2016 1517 views
After searching msi through registry keys I have came to conclusion that it really does not have any MSI. So to create package using exe file what installation command line and switches should I use?
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I would suggest you to take a look at the Install Guide provided by the Manufacturer.


I see that they are calling an MSI. But, you have stated that it's an EXE. Have you disabled Windows Installer Service from Service.msc. Did the application installed successfully?

If it's a pure exe[You can confirm that it's a pure exe if the exe got installed successfully by disabling Windows Installer Service] & if you are unable to find parameters to install it silently then you may have to capture it using any of the packaging tool. An example will be Admin Studio.

You can contact vendor to see if there are any parameters to install it silently if nothing works.

Answered 04/04/2016 by: Vinodreddy597
White Belt

first off, ensure that your %temp% directory is empty. 99% of the time, this is where any MSIs are extracted to. Once you start the exe, do not press any keys or go through any dialogues. Now look in the %temp% directory for the extracted msi.
This presumes that the exe really does contain a MSI. Very rarely, the MSI *may* be extracted to the windows temp directory. Now you should have your msi.

Answered 03/21/2016 by: Pressanykey
Red Belt

This Argus Enterprise application should be installed silently with the switches.

Still if you want to extract the .msi from .exe.
1) Stop the Windows Installer service. If the .exe file is extracting .msi and installing then it fails here.Then you can confirm that the .exe is extracting and running .msi file. 

2) If the above is true. You can check the event viewer so that it will show the exact location from where the .msi file is running. But make sure start the windows installer service after this.
Answered 03/22/2016 by: skc
Senior White Belt

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