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11-21-2001, 06:06 AM

Do you know which msiexec parameter (in DOS-PROMPT) can extract the included files in a *.msi setup?

I don't want to install the whole program, because I only need some information about the included dlls in the msi-file, but how can I access them without installing the msi file?

thanks in advance

07-24-2006, 04:45 AM
We can extract the binaries out of setup.msi. For that we need to download a utility called WiX. After installing it have to run following command line for extraction binaries:


The result of this conversion (file.XML) and extraction (/x) is a file.XML (which is of no use for us) and the binary files contained within the MSI file.

WiX can be downloaded from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/wix/

Please let me know if more info is required on this.