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Convert a bat file to a msi file

Hi,

I have a bat file but need to convert it to an msi file. How can I accomplish this?

Thanks in advance.
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sanddo160
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Vadim RappCommented:
generally speaking, there's process called "repackaging", when the tool monitors what's going on and then creates an MSI that would do the same. But tools capable of this are usually expensive, the process requires quite a qualification, so if the bat file is simple and you know what it's doing, it can be easier to just build the MSI with any of the tools resulting from googling for msi authoring
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t0t0Commented:
Hiya sanddo160

a) You can compile your batch file to an executable file (.EXE) using Bat-to-Exe-Converter which you can download from:

http://www.handyarchive.com/Development/Miscellaneous/51786-Bat-To-Exe-Converter.html

b) If you want to the convert your executable file to a Microsoft Installer file (.MSI) then look at the following thread:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Installation/MSI/Q_23217620.html

Hope that gets you on your way....
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t0t0Commented:
sanddo160, does that answer your question or would you like additional assistance?
 
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t0t0Commented:
sanddo160, thank you for accepting my solution to your question.
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