Re-Pack admin install - MSI + MSP

Hi Guys,

I have to patch a vendor msi and want to create a new msi for distribution.

Q: What is the easiest way to create a single install of it (and not a Bad Chained Install as the vendor did in his latest update)?

I have tried it this way: I created an admin install, patched it (two command lines) and now I am looking for the "third" command line [:)].

What is the most simple way to stuff back some 15.000 files into a cab (and let the msi file know about it), without having to set up the installation completely anew - from scratch.

BTW: This install is done with IS V12 and has many rules built in (for 4 OSes, many pre-requisites), so I really don't want to capture the install.

I got here IS Pro and Advanced Installer.

Kind Regards,

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Posted by: mekaywe 12 years ago
Brown Belt
you can install the MSI as you normally do using the Msiexec command line with external uncompressed files .... Of course [:D]
Posted by: MLandgraf 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
single install of

Thanks, I am aware of this.

I might not have expressed myself clearly enough - the result should be ideally one file (or an msi plus cab plus pre-requitites) from which the installation starts - I need it for distribution to different users in other companies.

Kind Regards, Chris
Posted by: anonymous_9363 12 years ago
Red Belt
If you've patched the AIP, then you have a new MSI in the root of that AIP. As Arjun says, the command line you need is nothing special.
Posted by: MLandgraf 12 years ago
Yellow Belt
Dear VBScab,

thanks for your comment. I might miss something essential.

Again, I am not interested in installing from the AIP directory. I want to move the patched admin install back into a single install.

Right now I have in the AIP directory one msi (15MB) and 15.000 separate files (800MB) in subfolders.

How can I move this AIP collection back into a packed install which I then works as regular, integrated installation for others?
At the end I would need one msi file (15MB) plus one cab file (300MB).

Many thanks for your time, Chris
Posted by: nheim 12 years ago
10th Degree Black Belt
Hi Matthias,
have a look at this thread:
Regards, Nick
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