EMCO MSI Package Builder - Customize Existing Installations
MSI Package Builder

Change and Customize Installations to Pre-Configure Their Options and Behavior

This installation authoring tool offers an easy approach to customizing and changing existing installations. It can be used to create custom MSI packages from existing installations when you need to extend or change the installation behavior. The application allows you to capture the original installation process and produce a silent MSI package that makes an identical installation and can be customized. Using this approach, you can customize any third-party installations.
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 Latest version: 7.1 (April 17, 2018)

EMCO MSI Package Builder is an MSI editor used by network administrators in order to customize and change installations and prepare them for network deployment. The application is available in three editions.

  • Professional Edition allows capturing changes of third-party installations using the Live Monitoring technology. Captured changes can be modified and used to generate customized MSI packages. Also this edition includes MSI decompile feature that makes possible to open and modify existing MSI packages.
  • Enterprise Edition includes advanced installation customization features. It allows generation of custom MSI packages that include services installation and environment variables changes. This edition includes an advanced installation capturing and decompile technologies that help to customize complex installations.
  • Architect Edition includes all the available MSI repackaging features that allow you to customize installations. This edition also allows generating App-V packages using the same project data, so you can generate either MSI packages or App-V packages depending on your needs.

Installation Changing and Customization Features

Installations customization and modification belong to the main features of EMCO MSI Package Builder. You can apply various changes to existing third-part installations: for example, modify installed resources, merge several installations into one, add shortcuts, pre-configure options, etc. The application allows you to perform MSI decompilation and repackage installations to an MSI in order to access the installation data and change or customize it.

MSI Package Decompilation

You can decompile an existing MSI package to get access to its internal structure. After decompilation, the application creates a new MSI project that contains the file system, registry, system services and environment variables taken from the original MSI. You can apply changes and generate a new custom MSI package. Check the available features


Installation Options Customization

If you need to prepare an installation for a remote deployment, you can repackage it to a silent MSI package. During the repackaging process, you have to configure all the installation options indicating the values you need, so that the produced MSI package can be installed silently and automatically with no requests sent to the user. Learn how it works

Installation Process Modification

If an existing installation doesn't meet your needs, you can customize it in line with your requirements. In this case, the original installation is used as the source for producing a custom MSI package that can extend or modify the behavior of the original installation. This process is really easy and doesn't require any special skills. Learn how it works


Installations Splitting and Merging

You can split one installation to multiple parts, and combine multiple installs into a single one. To do this, you need to create a corresponding MSI project for every installation using the MSI decompilation or installation repackaging features. Having created MSI projects, you can split or combine them according to your needs. Learn how it works

EMCO MSI Package Builder: Other Features

EMCO MSI Package Builder is not only an installation modification and customization tool. It also provides you with other useful features and can help you in your everyday tasks. Use this application when you need to convert EXE to MSI packages, build silent MSI packages ready for remote deployment and create MSI packages quickly. For more, see the application feature list.

Product Facts

Did you know that MSI Package Builder uses innovation technology that allows capturing installation data on the fly?

Did you know that 'Live Monitoring' technology has an extremely capture performance because based on Kernel Mode Drivers instead of comparing huge volumes of data?

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