The new version of the application is designed to help network administrators create MSI packages using existing installations.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2014
EMCO Software, a leading provider of application packaging solutions for Windows, has released a new version of its EMCO MSI Package Builder software. The new version of the application is designed to help network administrators create MSI packages using existing installations. The new version allows wrapping existing installations that can be deployed silently into MSI packages created for remote unattended software deployment. The created MSI packages may include one or multiple installations and can be deployed remotely on multiple PCs at once using software distribution applications.
The installation wrapping feature can be used to package installations that support the silent deployment mode. It allows avoiding installations repackaging by using original installations and instructing them to deploy silently. This is the preferred packaging approach because it doesn't require installation modification, so installations are performed as designed by their vendors. To wrap an installation into an MSI, the network administrator should provide the installation package and specify its silent installation options. The MSI package is generated automatically within just a few seconds.
Using the new version of EMCO MSI Package Builder, network administrators can create an MSI package that includes multiple installations. When such an MSI is deployed, it installs all the included installations one-by-one. Network administrators can control how the installed applications are displayed in the Windows Programs and Features dialog. It is possible to display only the MSI entry, or the installed application entries, or the MSI and the installed application entries simultaneously. Network administrators can configure the created MSI packages to uninstall all the included installations when the MSI packages are uninstalled.
"The new installation wrapping features extend the functionality of EMCO MSI Package Builder. Now, network administrators can use wrapping instead of repackaging if the packaged installations support silent deployment. It guarantees better results in many cases," Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software, says.
Pricing and Availability
EMCO MSI Package Builder is available in two editions: Professional and Enterprise. Both editions include the changes monitoring features that can be used to convert non-silent installations into silent MSI packages. The Enterprise edition features the advanced monitoring technology, which allows repackaging of installations that deploy Windows services. Any edition of the application may be evaluated for free during 30 days. The prices start from $499 per license for the Professional edition of the application. More detailed information is available at http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder.
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.