10/15/2009 2250 views
We have a Wise Script that is compiled into an .EXE. We need to push this EXE out using GPO's but GPO's will only deploy .Zap and .MSI files. If you wrap an EXE inside of a MSI how do you call it?

Let me explain more.
I create my MSI and include my .EXE inside of it.
Then, we manually run the MSI on a target machine.

Where in the MSI do you make it run your EXE?
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Assuming you're using Wise:

Create a custom action in Execute deferred (presumably you don't want these exe's running in user state,) from the "Execute Program from Installation" action. Once you have the dialog open, you'll have to browse to the executable you want included, and then can specify command line arguments. You can then move it to whichever part of the action sequence you'd like. If your MSI does nothing but execute this command, it can be pretty close to anywhere.
Answered 10/15/2009 by: Jsaylor
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If the WiseScript is installing stuff, I can't help thinking it would easier to replicate that activity in an MSI. If push comes to shove you could simply capture it.
Answered 10/16/2009 by: VBScab
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