Scripting Question

Unattended silent install app recommendation

10/04/2018 556 views
Hi there
Can someone recommend a good package to use for bundling software.
We have a number of exe's we need to install and a lot of them require licensing info and or other bits of information.
We need something to wrap the exe and create a silent unattended install file - either another exe or msi.

Something which is not too difficult and cumbersome to use and will work for Windows 10 machines.


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  • Don't some people user Microsofts ORCA for this?

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so you are looking at a repackaging tool... One that can create MSI's from Legacy Installations and also create Transforms (MST) for msi based installations....
AFAIK there are only two real options on the market at the moment, InstallShield or RayPack. If you google you can find the websites...

Answered 10/04/2018 by: Pressanykey
Red Belt

By far the simplest route would be to build a PS1,VBS or CMD and then, when you have a bullet-proof script, if you want an EXE, use a PS1/VBS/CMD-to-EXE conversion tool.

As for repackaging, I'm currently a fan of the PACE Suite. It's constantly in development and support is excellent. Like Wise used to be, back in the day!

@piagetblix Orac/InstEdit is only for hard-core packagers. You *really* need to know your stuff, especially if building an MSI from scratch (which almost *no* experienced packager would *ever* do with Orac/InstEdit!!)
Answered 10/05/2018 by: VBScab
Red Belt

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