MAKEMSI quickly and reliably creates MSI files in a non-programmatic way
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Building or Updating MSIs

The build process can be invoked in these main ways:

  1. From Windows Explorer, using right mouse click (context menu) options on ".MM" files.

  2. From the command line via the MM batch files.

  3. A silent (unattended) install (from ANT/NMAKE scripts or batch files in automated build processes).

MAKEMSI pretty much treats all ".MM" scripts the same so whether you are building or updating an MSI or building a merge module or MSI validation suite, the basic process is the same.

For more details about the build process see the "Build Steps" section.

Note that ultimately MAKEMSI uses "PPWIZARD" to invoked to build or update all Windows Installer databases.


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Microsoft awarded me an MVP (Most Valuable Professional award) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 for the Windows SDK (Windows Installer) area.