MAKEMSI quickly and reliably creates MSI files in a non-programmatic way
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Your first MSI worked, now what?

  1. MAKEMSI related documentation can be accessed via the "Start" menu:

  2. There are a number of other scripts which get much more complicated that the sample used above, you could try to build these also.

  3. You will probably wish to read the "available frameworks" section of this document (most likely the "create new MSI installers" part).

    To configure MAKEMSI see the "Configuration Header Files" section.

  4. Let me know of any problems or questions. I will update this document to hopefully improve things for others.

  5. When you have built your MSI consider whether you would like it added to this list of products packaged using MAKEMSI.

  6. When creating MSIs you are generally doing one of two things, packing up files or other resources (which you or your company produce), or you are repackaging other vendors installers (this can be very simple or very difficult depending on the product and its documentation).

  7. If you currently donate your "spare" CPU to scientific or medical research projects (such as cancer research or protein folding) and are not currently part of a team please consider joining the "MAKEMSI" team which I've recently set up. If you don't donate your CPU, why not? For more information see "http://boinc.berkeley.edu/".

Please report any problems to me and I will fix ASAP (take my word for it, you won't believe how fast this can be).

Please provide the ".MM", the ".VER" and any files in the "out\?\LOG" directory zipped if you are reporting a problem which may be a bug or you need help.

WARNING!!!

Never make changes (you need to keep) to any files in the installation directory as an uninstall or repair will probably remove your changes!


Microsoft awarded me an MVP (Most Valuable Professional award) in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009 for the Windows SDK (Windows Installer) area.Please email me any feedback, additional information or corrections.
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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.