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Author Topic: Convert to MSI package  (Read 2087 times)

techidave

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Convert to MSI package
« on: December 22, 2014, 07:49:26 AM »
Can anyone recommend a simple exe to msi converter software?  Free if possible.  I am wanting to push out adobe reader to my windows machines.

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 07:56:02 AM »
Wix can do what you ask, but don't expect it to be simple ;D

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2014, 12:47:10 PM »
exe2msi https://www.google.c...search&q=exe2msi
sorry, no recommendations

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2014, 04:49:18 PM »
I have looked at that page before.  I used one several years ago but don't remember the name of it.   :(

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 02:16:13 AM »
I found this, http://www.adobe.com...minGuide/basics.html , which may or may not have relevance.

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 05:52:27 AM »
Nice find Curt.  I had looked at their ftp site just yesterday and didn't find any msi files.  However, today I looked again and found one for version 11.

version 11 msi

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 08:25:31 AM »
Fixed the url: (Hm forum won't accept ftp links) :mad:

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2014, 08:44:35 AM »
Ath, was I supposed to fix it or you already did?  Its not working for me.  I guess I didn't know for sure we couldn't do ftp although I did wonder about it at the time.   ;)

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2014, 09:28:00 AM »
Well, I can't fix it, the url handling code of SMF prefixes it with http:// and the link gets the colon removed after the ftp prefix :(
Manually fixing the url works though

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 07:59:09 AM »
ftp.adobe.com/pub/adobe/reader/win/11.x/11.0.00/en_US/

hopefully this will work.
« Last Edit: December 25, 2014, 08:51:22 AM by techidave »

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Re: Convert to MSI package
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2014, 08:52:30 AM »
is there a special reason why the forum doesn't / won't accept ftp URLs?