EMCO MSI Package Builder Review 5.2.1 – Product Review

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Application installation on remote PCs weren’t quite obvious in the past as it requires huge amount of time and your involvement to get the task done right. However, digitization of everything has changed the way we work and think and so as, how we perform our daily routine task. Known manufacturer from around the world has developed indigenous utility to get the application installation task on PCs done remotely a.k.a. sitting on one location and performing installation on hundreds or even thousands of PCs connected through local network.

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EMCO Software is known developer for inventing remote deployment utility including various others, which makes the whole remote installation task not only easier but also trouble free. With the help of EMCO MSI Package Builder, anyone can create deployable MSI packages and perform automated installation of desired applications on remote PCs. MSI packages are special form of setup files, used to perform installations over network. However, you’ll require the traditional setup (EXE) file and few essential parameters to create MSI packages that are easy to deploy and perform functions as you want.

Download Setup from here: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder

How you can create MSI Packages and perform remote installations?

This tool suite perfectly if you are specifically looking for program to create or edit MSI Packages without getting any hands on experience and leaving that much pressure to your mind. Conversion of EXE files into MSI packages is now even easier using an inbuilt intuitive interface and self explanatory steps.

Follow steps here to convert EXE to MSI Packages: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/convert-exe-to-msi

Once you’ve downloaded this utility from the manufacturer website, install it on your computer using the desired installation type: Typical, Standard or Custom Installation.

The good news is, you can try and test the functionality of this tool using the demo version, available for free for 30 days. Once the application is started, you‘ll be presented with wizard based interface screen along with various options to help you convert EXE setup files into MSI Packages. Moreover, you can also use various options to edit the existing MSI packages and customize it the way you want.

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Finally, here’s how you can create MSI Packages: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/create-msi-package

This application is available in two versions: Professional and Enterprise. Professional version of this tool generally incorporates everything from visual editor to changes monitor. It helps you in automatic creation of MSI Packages as well as repackaging of existing installations. Whereas, Enterprise edition provides advanced capability to build MSI packages including Installation wrapping, used to group multiple silent installations into single MSI package and deploy them altogether.

What’s new in the latest version 5.2?

You can issue a digital certificate to produced MSI packages while creating it using preferences dialog box. Moreover, new improved features has been added with more appealing and customizable interface and skin chooser options. Created MSI packages will be modified to take minimum possible hard disk space.

Pros

Installation and usage is as simple as any other Windows based programs. You don’t need to be tech savy or pros to generate MSI packages out the typical setup files either. This application enables administrator and support professionals to customize or edit MSI Packages as per their professionals to perfectly suit the working environment and al l the group policies.

Last but not least, this application is available for free for 30 days so could you test it personally and test its benefits.

Cons

So far, everything goes good!! Proceed to conclusion.

Conclusion

This is one of the most favourite and advanced utilities for professionals and organizations. Many other utilities were already available however, frequent crashes and bogus screen options is annoying. I’d definitely recommend to have this utility for all your remote deployment needs.

Guru

+Ayodhyanath Guru holds a B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering and has worked with various prestigious clients in the IT industry and presently working as a Software Engineer. He is a part time blogger and presently authors the Jafaloo.Com blog. Being a tech enthusiast Guru likes to surf the web and blogs about interesting technical topics like How-To guides, freewares, Tutorials, Software, Gadgets, web applications etc. Apart from blogging he likes coding in Java/J2EE and PHP.

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