Help Creating MSI

Discussion in 'Scripting & Programming' started by doppers, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. doppers

    doppers Bit Poster


    I have been using SCCM for a little while now and in our IT team we have people that create msi files for software deployment with our SCCM server. I was wondering what language I would need to learn to start doing this myself?

  2. Kitkatninja
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    Kitkatninja aka me, myself & I Moderator

    Not sure what you mean, eg you are developing software and want to deploy that or you want to deploy custom msi packages via SCCM.

    We use to use a program called Wininstall LE that worked well with 2000 and XP, unfortunately this has been retired and they have brought out Smart Packager CE (but doesn't let you create re-packaged .msi packages), they have a full version but you have to pay for it. Apart from that contact the vendor of the software to see if they have a msi that you can deploy :)
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  3. GSteer

    GSteer Megabyte Poster

    Slightly tangential but if the software vendors can provide MSI's - what are they using to produce these ?
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  4. doppers

    doppers Bit Poster

    Hi, What I meant was to custom msi packages to deploy with sccm. I was wondering if there would be something in particular I needed to learn or is it just an understanding of the packaging software?
  5. dmarsh

    dmarsh Petabyte Poster

    Generally Its the Software houses job to create installers, never figured out why people feck with them who aren't developers, seems a nasty hack to me.

    InstallShield and Wise, is the most famous MSI creation software but you can make basic MSI's with Visual Studio.

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