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Introduction to Msiexec

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 15:33

Hi all
After going through all the forums and googling, i am not able to find topics like "how msiexec works" or a presentation on windows installer. If some body knows it please share the link with me.

I know there are some good books by wilson and Bob but right now can't buy them.

So is there any site where in i can find how msiexec works?

or a seminar or presentations regarding this topic, that can be downloaded.

Thanks and regards

Stefan Krueger

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 17:17

The page is a bit dated but you can find some introductory stuff, also links to magazine articles, at http://www.installsi...2k_aboutmsi.htm

There are some webcasts listed at http://www.installsi...msi/webcast.htm

A list of books, which included free e-books is at http://www.installsi...n/msi/books.htm
Note that Mike Gunderloy's book is also availöable as free download.

There's much more if you look at the related blogs and web sites which are referenced throughout InstallSite.org


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Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:19

Thanks Stefan

I went through all the sites u mentioned and even downloaded Mikes Book, but here also again he has not explained in detail.

But Bobs book with sample chapter 4 was good i feel. He has clearly explained how standard installer works. And the topic about msiexec he has covered in chapter 3 which is not shared.

I think i willhave to buy one of those books. let me see whether my firm does it for me.

And please let me know if any other sites are there where in i can get to know how msiexec works

Thanks a lot