MSI Wrapper is a lightweight software application whose purpose is to help users convert EXE files to MSI file format. It sports a clean and intuitive interface that allows you perform most operations with just a few clicks. Since it offers support for a step-by-step approach, even rookies can learn to configure the dedicated parameters with minimum effort.
Convert executable installers to MSI packages
Wrap your exe file in an MSI package
Deployment via GPO and SCCM
Once your setup program is wrapped in an MSI package, you can deploy it using Group Policy Objects (GPO) or System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).
Silent install and uninstall
If your exe supports silent installation, you can make your MSI silent too. You can add parameters to your exe when it is launched by the MSI Wrapper.
Product property control
When you build your MSI package, you can specify the properties for the package. Properties include information such as product name, manufacturer, icon, version, comments, and much more.
Single entry in installed programs
Windows can show you a list of installed programs. This is where the user typically goes to uninstall a program. The MSI Wrapper will replace the original entry from the wrapped setup and make sure that both the wrapped program and the MSI are uninstalled correctly.
Elevation level control
Some installers require elevation under certain circumstances and others do not. With the MSI wrapper, you can choose the level of elevation that fits your wrapped installer best.
Per user and per machine installations
Both “per user” and “per machine” types of installations are supported. This is used to control if an installed program is available to all users on the machine or only the installing user.
Most installers can signal to the operating system that a reboot is needed to complete the installation. With this tool, you can map an exit code from the wrapped installer to make the MSI package signal the need for a reboot.
Batch mode and build script integration
Building your MSI package can be automated. This is useful if you are a software developer and want to integrate the MSI Wrapper in your build scripts.
This tool requires Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 on the machine where you build the MSI. If you don’t have that already, you can get it through Windows Update. Microsoft.NET is not required on the machine that runs the MSI.
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, 2016 is supported.