Hi, I am new to packaging...how i can use wrapper and why the wrapper is used for? can you explain in simple steps? I have been assigned a package and its express packaging using wrapper. Please help me ASAP

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A wrapper is usually a program used to execute one or more other installation programs.

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Answered 08/21/2012 by: jagadeish
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A wrapper overall is used to call a setup.exe and then automatically do some post-install configuration steps.  At my current employer, for instance, we use WinBatch to wrap all our installs.  This calls the setup without user intervention, then does all the post-install configuration that would otherwise need to be done manually.  Generally with MSIs you don't need a wrapper as any files, reg keys, etc can be done via a transform and other actions can be handled as custom actions. 

This is a pretty broad question - I'd suggest reading up on how other folks do this to get an understanding of wrappers and how they are used.  There's some info on the web for this.

Answered 08/21/2012 by: Arminius
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