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Thread: Convert MSP to an MSI file?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2005

    Convert MSP to an MSI file?

    Is it possible to take an MSP file and "convert" it so that it runs as an MSI file?

    Long story short:

    MSP file requires a reboot, but it will NOT reboot the pc.

    I can install the MSIEXEC v3.0 and run the MSP file, but nothing will reboot the pc. The /forcerestart just won't do it.

    If I can convert it into an MSI File I can then run it with Novell's ZENworks and have ZEN do the reboot for me.

    Unfortunately making a setup.exe doesn't work because ZENworks doesn't detect the "end" of the setup.exe/install process correctly and reboots prematurely.

    There is a pre-provided setup.exe with this msp patch, so if I can customize THAT to do the reboot, that's an option as well.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    If you have the base msi you can can run a command line to apply the patch to the msi and create the equivalent upgraded msi think it is is /a then /p 9ie patching an admin image) but it will be in the help somewhere...

    Otherwise can't you set the REBOOT property when you are installing the patch. I think that might work...possibly...maybe

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