View Full Version : repackaging installshield to Msi

08-12-2002, 02:37 AM

As an administrator, I'd like to upgrade Installshield installs to Msi in order to have a progress bar and that my deployment tool (zenworks) be aware that the install is in progress (if I use Iss files it just launches the install and does not pay attention to the rest, which means I cannot chain installations because all installs would launch at the same moment)

Is there a way to repackage an installshield installation without having to make 'snapshots' before and after the installation ?
I'm able to do snapshots with zenworks but it's not 'good enough' when you have 150 apps. Is there a tool that would allow to take the installshied package and get the msi by just migrating it ?

Thanks for any help;



08-13-2002, 02:50 PM
We recommend you to download the AdminStudio 3.5 beta and use our new InstallMonitor technology to repackage your applications. It is faster and more accurate than snapshot technology. Also, we have a wizard to directly import ZENworks, SMS, and WinINSTALL packages into MSI format. You can register for Beta software at http://www.installshield.com/beta/adminstudio/3.5 and you will get instructions to download. We will look forward for your comments.

Ali Hashmi
Program Manager - InstallShield AdminStudio

08-14-2002, 01:17 AM
Thanks a lot about the info. I downloaded it allready and will test
this right now. I'll let you know.