Scripting Question

What is the preferred MSI-packager of 2017?

05/30/2017 3058 views
I've been away from the MSI-scene for quite a few years (due to Powershell App Deployment Toolkit and other assignments), but now I need to take it up again.
What program do you prefer to create MSI's today?
I'm looking for something to be able to wrap an existing .exe, but also script stuff (language could be anything really) to customize existing applications.
The applications will later be pushed to Windows 10 clients with Intune (and as the customer uses Azure-joined Pc's and not the Intune Agent, only MSI's are allowed).
Can anyone please point me in the right direction? Google is just giving me a tons of options, and I don't have the time to test 400 crappy packagers :(
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Hold up one hand. Hold up one finger of that hand. That's how many fingers you'll need to count the enterprise-ready candidates.

It's InstallShield.

Yes, there's the Pace suite but, maybe unfairly to them, InstallShield is overwhelmingly the tool of choice.
Answered 05/31/2017 by: VBScab
Red Belt

Thank you, I will look into that one :)
Answered 05/31/2017 by: pSyops
White Belt

InstallShield looks INCREDIBLE! I'll test it for a week or two. It seems to have everything that I need.
Answered 05/31/2017 by: pSyops
White Belt

We suggest trying our MSI packaging tool called PACE Suite: http://pacesuite.com/ Apart from satisfying the needs you have, it's also the fastest tool (for example, according to our tests, even 5GB packages can be build in just 1 hour), it has advanced MSI editing capabilities, and allows creating virtual packages. Also, you will find the prices more affordable and licensing terms more user-friendly than the majority of the alternatives. Our free trial is fully functional so you will be able to test every single feature.

Answered 05/31/2017 by: pace-support
2nd Degree Black Belt

Thank you, I will look into Pace as well :)
Answered 06/01/2017 by: pSyops
White Belt

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