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MSI Package Creator for GPO

Which is the best/easiest to use MSI package creator for distributing through gpo?
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Wises for windows can be pretty easy using it's snapshot capture method. Editing an exisitng MSI I prefer Orca.
Felix LevenSenior System and DatabaseadministratorCommented:
Can be easy is the right term, in the case of wise or other snapshot software!

convert exe installer to msi for example:
-First you need a clean windows system (thats what i prefer) only the most critical software installed( drivers, service packs)
-install wise -> start the capture
-install the exe file
-carefully read all the registry file diffs found by the software
-make changes to shortcuts, ini files, whatever
-repack the app as msi file

A must read is www.appdeploy.com covering all aspects of software automation, packaging and deploying it to the end user.
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