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Looking for a good, simple & inexpensive MSI creator.

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Hi, I am looking for a good, simple & inexpensive MSI creator.

I just need to create MSI packages, so I can use the msiexec commands to perform silent, unattended installs.

Thank you for your time.


Bob
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I would like to find a MSI creator to wrap some exe apps I am required to install on lab computers, which is usually 2 weeks ago, because faculty didn't get around to telling me or I was suppose to read their minds.  Anyways, I was thinking of a simple MSI creator that would wrap the exe and then through a simple script I could execute it to all the lab computers.

Thanks again for your time and help.

Bob
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by:bcoyxp
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hi, have you tried doing it with NSIS?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/nsis/

just an input.

Regards,
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by:rsnellman
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No, not yet.  I was just thinking of a msi creator that would wrap the exe files.

But I will give this a try too.

Thanks.
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Advanced Installer  Buy
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Oh, and the limited version is free.....
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JohnB,
Which one do you use?
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I dont need to do it very often, but the few times I have, Advanced Installer worked.....
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