EMCO Software Announces the First EXE to MSI Installation Repackaging Solution Available for Windows 8

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EMCO has announced support of Windows 8 and Windows 8 Server by their EMCO MSI Package Builder software targeted at creation of MSI installations for remote unattended deployment. EMCO MSI Package Builder becomes the first-on-market solution that allows network administrators to convert legacy EXE installations to silent MSI packages on the Windows 8 platform.

EMCO MSI Package Builder running on Windows 8

EMCO MSI Package Builder running on Windows 8

Windows 8 compatibility features become immediately available as a free update for all users of EMCO MSI Package Builder.

Today, EMCO Software, a leading provider of remote software distribution solutions for Windows, has announced full compatibility of the latest version of their EMCO MSI Package Builder software with Windows 8 and Windows 8 Server platforms. EMCO MSI Package Builder becomes the first installation repackaging solution available for Windows 8 that allows network administrators and IT professionals to transform EXE installations to MSI format so as to prepare legacy software installations for silent unattended deployment over a local network.

The latest version of EMCO MSI Package Builder has successfully passed all compatibility tests run on Windows 8 x86 and x64 platforms using the Consumer Preview version of this operating system currently available to public. Windows 8 early adopters and corporate IT teams can start using EMCO MSI Package Builder now to prepare for a just-on-time migration of their software environments to the Windows 8 platform.

MSI packages generated by EMCO MSI Package Builder are compatible with Windows 8 and are ready for remote deployment on this platform. The installation repackaging functionality utilized by the software to generate silent MSI packages can be used with no limitations under either Windows 8 x86 or x64 Consumer Preview platforms. EMCO Software is going to run all compatibility tests again once the Windows 8 RTM release becomes available later on this summer.

"Windows 8 is just around the corner, and many corporate and public sector users have already started evaluating this platform. Our customers rely on EMCO MSI Package Builder to prepare a software configuration that can be deployed easily and remotely on multiple computers. Migration to a new platform always means a lot of work for IT teams as they need to prepare the new environment and test it carefully. Some of our clients have hundreds of legacy installations that should be maintained, so they can start converting them to the MSI format and testing them on Windows 8 now to complete this task before Windows 8 is officially released", Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software, says.

Windows 8 compatibility features become immediately available as a free update for all users of EMCO MSI Package Builder. The latest version of EMCO MSI Package Builder is compatible with all Windows desktop and server releases starting from Windows XP and allows users to make MSI packages and repackage installations for those platforms.

Availability and Pricing
EMCO MSI Package Builder is available for evaluation as a free trial version that can be downloaded at http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder. It can run on the Windows platform starting from Windows XP and support all the latest Windows x86 and x64 versions. The application is available in three editions with different sets of features at prices starting from $199.00. Detailed information on the application features is available at http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/convert-exe-to-msi.

About EMCO Software
EMCO Software is a provider of integrated software solutions that help organizations to reinvent approaches to their computer networks management. EMCO Software award-winning products enable organizations to manage their IT environments remotely and automate their network administration procedures, including network inventory, software deployment, power management, and network & security control. Founded in 2001, EMCO Software is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, with operations around the globe. Today, more than 20,000 organizations in 85 countries, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, trust EMCO Software products. For more information, visit http://emcosoftware.com.

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