This is just an inquiry which I need an expert opinion on.
I run a small company and we are looking for an installation routine of some sort, we've looked into InstallShield (MSI) and AdvancedInstaller (also MSI), but as we don't have have a big surplus of money at the moment, we are looking into other ways of distributing our software.
So I was wondering if it was possible to make a Java servlet or similar that would install our software (shortcuts on desktop, place some files, create folder, maybe set up some odbc connections?) in a similar way that MSI does it? And if it can be done, can you point me to some articles on how to do it?