Enterprises and businesses require installing number of applications on the PCs situated in their working station. They get tough time in visiting every single machine and perform the needed actions to install, upgrade or remove applications. This can’t be possible if numbers were quite large, can say hundred or sometimes over thousand.
To address such circumstances, modern remote application deploying tool is available that can lower the burden on IT administrators by providing them unique way of installing almost any applications while sitting on a single location. Instead of visiting to every PC, applications will be installed remotely without any actions needed on the part of end users/ client machine.
A key part in such process is to package traditional setup files (.EXE) into packages, commonly known as MSI aka Windows Installer files. MSI Packages were used to begin installing applications automatically on the target client machine even without asking for end users to perform any action. MSI Package builder will deploy applications silently so that user on the target machine gets no idea while ensuring appropriate installations.
Choosing the right solution: EMCO MSI Package Builder
There are many tools available to fulfill your needs of virtual installations and easy MSI packages building & editing. EMCO MSI Package builder offers uniquely build functionality to build MSI packages using traditional setup files and deploy it silently on the Remote PCs.
It offers two ways to create MSI Packages or customize existing Installations: manual way require you to configure setup file and registry keys using visual editor to create ready to install MSI package. This will ensure the smooth running of applications and won’t provide any damaged to the file system.
While automatic MSI builder provides effortless and fast way of creating MSI packages by using inbuilt Live Monitoring Technology. You’ll be offered to choose this option in between MSI creation wizard. It’ll help you to record all the changes associated file system and registry changes and lets you customize applications for smooth functioning after deploying on the client machine.
Creating MSI Packages using non silent executable files (.exe)
Once you’ve downloaded and installed EMCO MSI Package Builder on your Windows Machine, can immediately begin deploying applications silently. It supports all the latest Windows OS including Windows 8, Win 7, Vista, XP etc.
A pop up wizard will open just after starting this application, which is quite easy to understanding and self instructive. Choose ‘Create MSI’ to create a fresh package using traditional setup file. Press ‘Next’ and choose methods to create MSI package either by using ‘Monitor Installation’ or ‘Build MSI’. You’ll need to choose the exact path where setup file is being located as well as name it from ‘Specify a name of the new project’ field.
If you’re an advanced user and know well about setting various MSI package attributes, can set it out using MSI Package attributes window. However, it’s advised to leave all the fields at their default to avoid future problems.
After going through few basic MSI package creation steps, finish MSI creation wizard which automatically starts process of installing the selected application on the target machine as well as give you an option to begin creating MSI package thereafter.
The whole process seems much easier and requires little time to finally create MSI packages and deploy applications on remote computer. You can explore help guides from the software help manual or discover the great tutorials page available on the company website.
You can find more information about EMCO MSI Package Builder using these resources:
We’re reviewing here the Enterprise edition of this software. Starter and Professional version for EMCO MSI Package builder were also available if you’re OK with missing some little advanced options which is only available in the Enterprise edition. No matter which version you’re using, you’ll get free 30 days trial to test it yourself and make purchase only when you’re completely satisfied with the overall result.
The latest version of this software has been launched recently, on 23rd December 2013 which contains some fine refinement and many bugs fixed. Live monitoring tools overhauled, errors related to monitoring process were resolved.
All in all, this is quite impressive software which enforces us to give it 4.8 ratings out of 5 / Recommended. Worthy software!!