what packaging tool?


We're coming from a background of running Symantec livestate, recently moved to Altiris, and have to re-package a number of apps.

What re-packaging tool is recomended?

A lot of our current packages are using SLD and wininter where the installs go throught the setup windows doing the point and clicking, and they have to be redone for Altiris. Looking at some of the apps, the have to buy a proper packaging tool.

Pro's and cons would be helpful.

Much appreciated,


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Posted by: cygan 14 years ago
Fifth Degree Brown Belt
this debate is never ending. do a search and you will find your anwers

WISE VS INSTALLSHIELD who wins you decide [:D]

Posted by: anonymous_9363 14 years ago
Red Belt
who wins you decideTotally wasted on non-Channel 4 watchers, of course. LOL
Posted by: skhudy 14 years ago
Senior Yellow Belt
I've read about how wise does not support windows 7 (and another link elsewhere saying a version is expected ~ October November.)

What does this mean exactly? the software itself will not install on Windows 7, or the created MSIs will not work?

Posted by: abking99 14 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt
I do not know about wise supports windows 7 or not, but i will like to share my experience with wise script on windows vista:
whenever we create wise script and we execute it on vista, we have to apply compatibility shim for it. because after we run it, it does not work, and it gives compatibility shim message. I do not remember what exactly that message is called.
Posted by: michaelnowell 14 years ago
Second Degree Blue Belt
ORIGINAL: abking99

the software itself will not install on Windows 7

I've been running Wise on Windows 7 for some time now and the created MSI's work fine across other platforms as well as on Win 7.
Posted by: turbokitty 14 years ago
6th Degree Black Belt
I believe the issue is that you can't leverage any of the new features of the new Windows installer nor would you be able to author patches for MSIs that were designed for that level of WI.
Posted by: MSIPackager 14 years ago
3rd Degree Black Belt
Totally wasted on non-Channel 4 watchers, of course. LOL

or indeed anyone with a life [:D]
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