Create MSI Packages and Convert EXE to MSI With No Hassle

EMCO MSI Package Builder is an innovative installation editor designed for an 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 a silent remote deployment. Thus created packages can be deployed through Group Policy or EMCO Remote Installer.

Latest release: Version 10.1.3

What is 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.

EMCO MSI 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 you to repackage complex installations, including those that deploy Windows services, drivers, etc. The program can package installations into MSI, App-V, MSIX/AppX formats.

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EMCO MSI Package Builder: 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. How monitoring works

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 actions of the existing installations in order to convert them from the EXE to MSI format. Repackaging demo

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The program is available in three editions with the different set of the features.
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Professional Edition

The Professional edition can be used to create MSI packages manually by means of the editor or build MSI packages automatically with the help of the changes monitor. It allows EXE to MSI repackaging and modifying existing installations. The program allows installations repackaging on the local machine.

Architect Edition

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.

The Main Features of EMCO MSI Package Builder

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.

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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 a 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.

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Customize Existing Installations

Modification of third-party installations becomes possible with EMCO MSI 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.

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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.

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Monitor on the Local Machine or Existing VMs

You can repackage an installation and monitor the installation changes on the local machine, or use existing virtual machines for monitoring. The program supports VMs hosted on Hyper-V, VMware and VirtualBox servers, so they can be connected by the program remotely to perform monitoring. The captured changes are used by the program to generate a package.

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Use Command-Line Interface

To use the main features of the program, you can run commands provided by the command-line interface. The program allows you to perform monitoring on the local machine to capture changes and to generate packages in different formats. Using the commands, you can also export/import projects and sign the generated packages.

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