How do I create an .exe wrapper for my MSI?

Article:HOWTO1384  |  Created: 2005-12-27  |  Updated: 2007-10-16  |  Article URL
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How do I build an .exe that contains an .MSI?


To create an .EXE wrapper that installs your .MSI, perform the following steps: 

  1. Open the .WSI in Windows Installer Editor tool.
  2. In the Installation Expert, select the Build Options menu. 
  3. In the EXE options drop-down list, select Single File exe. Once you compile, you will have an .EXE file that contains the .msi. 

When the .exe is run, it will first extract the .msi and then launch it. 

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