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    Create MSI

    I find myself needing to install a simple piece of software on about two dozen computers here at the office. The Script Logic Desktop Authority program we use at login includes the ability to deploy MSI software. Is there a simple, inexpensive or free, way to create a MSI file from the EXE file I need to install so I can use DA's deploy feature? Maybe I'm in over my head but I figure it was worth investigating it first to prevent this project become a real pain.
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    Re: Create MSI

    Daisy,

    I did a quick Google and found this listed as <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> Advanced Installer but I could not work out if it will let you start with an .exe file. You could try it and let us know.

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    Re: Create MSI

    Download Setup creators - Softpedia has quite a few.
    It might be worth visiting some of their home sites, to get a feel for their levels of complexity.
    MAKEMSI sounds "not-too-daunting".

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    Re: Create MSI

    See InstallSite: Setup Authoring Tools for the Windows Installer for both <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> and commercial software.

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    Re: Create MSI

    Thank you all for offering up several great ideas. It looks like Johanna's recommended Advanced Installer will do what I need. Fortunately the program is small and compact.
    Daisy

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