Pushing .MSI packages with Active Directory

Posted on 2006-05-12
Last Modified: 2011-10-03

I've just starting monkeying around with deploying packages (.msi installs) via Active Directory.  Everything seems to be working fine.  Does anyone know how to edit the install so that it creates a desktop shortcut after completion.  In addition.... is there a simple way (or product) that will allow me to package non-microsoft software into .msi format?

Question by:jchismar
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    Accepted Solution

    Hi jchismar,

    i can help you with the installer package but not sure on the desktop icon... i think it depends on the app from my playing
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    Expert Comment

    Look at, it has an msi-section ("packages") with many hints and utilities.
    There are a few programs like wininstall le 2003 that compare the files and registry of a computer before and after the installation of a software and create a differential msi from that.

    For the shortcute: Maybe this?

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