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EMCO MSI Package Builder

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EMCO MSI Package Builder

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EMCO MSI Package Builder is an innovative installation editor designed for the effortless creation of MSI packages. It helps you create MSI packages automatically by using the changes tracking technology, or manually by using the visual editor. The application can be used to repackage legacy installations and convert EXE to MSI files in order to customize installers and prepare them for silent remote deployment. Thus created packages can be deployed through Group Policy or EMCO Remote Installer.

What is the EMCO MSI Package Builder?

EMCO MSI Package Builder is an installation authoring tool designed to help administrators to create, maintain, and distribute Windows Installer packages. It can be used to create MSI packages easily, to modify existing installations, and to repackage setups from the EXE to MSI format.

The Package Builder is specially designed to repackage non-silent EXE installations into silent MSI packages and is one of the most capable packaging tools on the market. Using it you can easily convert installations into MSI packages. The program allows us to repackage complex installations, including those that deploy Windows services, drivers, etc. The program can package installations into MSI, App-V, MSIX/AppX formats.

How to Create an MSI Package?

How to make MSI packages and what are the advantages of using EMCO MSI Package Builder? The application simplifies installation authoring by making use of the visual editor and changes tracking technology, which is used to generate installation project data. To create an MSI, you can certainly follow the traditional way and specify the installation resources and actions through the visual editor, but it is more efficient to use the Live Monitoring technology.

When monitoring is enabled, the application detects the file system and registry changes undertaken on a PC and uses them to build an MSI. You can make the required changes manually to get an installation that will reproduce them or monitor the actions of the existing installations in order to convert them from the EXE to MSI format.

Compare Features

The Professional edition includes a visual editor and a changes monitor. It can be used to create MSI packages manually by means of the editor or automatically with the help of the changes monitor. It allows EXE to MSI repackaging and modifying existing installations. The visual MSI editor that can be used to build MSI packages easily.

The Enterprise edition is an advanced builder and repackager that can be used to create MSI packages and convert complex installations into the MSI format. Its changes monitor can track service installations and environment variables changes. It can repackage installations also using the installation wrapping method.

The Architect edition includes all the available installations repackaging and MSI editing features. In addition to MSI generation, it can also generate App-V, MSIX/AppX packages, so it allows repackaging installations into MSI packages and also converting existing applications into App-V, MSIX/AppX packages. The same installation project data can be used to generate MSI, App-V, and MSIX/AppX packages.

Features and Highlights

Create MSI Automatically
The innovative Live Monitoring technology saves you the complexity of manual MSI building. Create an MSI using a truly visual approach by performing the required installation actions on your PC. EMCO MSI Package Builder will track your changes and make an MSI file for you automatically. You can modify the installation by using the visual editor.

Convert EXE to MSI
An easy EXE to MSI repackaging helps you to convert legacy EXE setups that require interactive installation into the MSI format to prepare them for silent remote deployment. It's possible to create an MSI from an EXE file in a fully automatic mode using the Live Monitoring technology, which is the most advanced technology available today.

Customize Existing Installations
Modification of third-party installations becomes possible with the Package Builder. Change existing installations to meet your needs by repackaging them into MSI packages and use the visual editor to apply changes. Combine installs into one MSI package and apply custom pre- and post-installation changes with only a few clicks.

Build MSI for Remote Installation
Get ready for a remote deployment by creating silent MSI packages. All produced setup files can be deployed onto remote PCs within a LAN by using Group Policy (GPO) or EMCO Remote Installer. All installations have preconfigured settings and can be deployed locally or remotely in a silent mode with no user interaction.

Note: 30 days trial version. The product name cannot be changed.

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What's new in this version:

The new Projects view and Projects Storage:
- We've revamped the user interface to enhance usability. The new Projects view offers easy access to all your installation projects, while the Projects Storage node in the Projects tree lets you handle key tasks like creating, opening, exporting, and deleting projects. Plus, you can now switch quickly between different filesystem folders for project storage.

The new Projects view and Projects Storage:
The new Packages view:
- Discover a new Packages view, specifically designed for managing generated packages. This view allows quick review of package properties such as format, version, platform and other. Its main feature is the ability to run package testing. You can also use some additional helpful features provided by this view, such as opening a package location, reviewing action history for packages, etc.

Testing of generated packages:
- Now you can test generated packages directly from the program. Use any available virtual machine for testing or run tests on your local machine. The process is straightforward - select a package, choose your testing environment and options. The program automatically handles package installation and uninstallation, logging and reporting any errors discovered. Additionally, you have the option to test the functionality of deployed software to ensure it operates as intended.

Package Signing Using Hardware Tokens:
- Sign your generated packages with digital certificates distributed on hardware tokens. Simply plug in the token and choose the relevant certificate in the program's Preferences. This will enable automatic signing of the packages during their generation.

New Repackaging Command:
- The command-line interface now includes a repackaging command, expanding its functionality. This allows you to convert existing installations into MSI, App-V, or MSIX/AppX packages directly from the command line.

New and improved features:
- Added a new built-in log viewer for package build logs
- Improved and reorganized user interface with full DPI support
- Improved repackaging stability on Windows Sandbox and Virtual Machines
- Added the search option to most dialogs and wizards

- Addressed a potential security risk during program updates
- Fixed issues with displaying a large number of VMs during VM profile setup
- Resolved problems with pin/unpin on the Windows 11 Start Menu
- Fixed App-V package without registry entries generation failure

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