How can you tell if an .exe contains an .msi for Setup Captures?
Last Updated November 30, 2006
The Setup Capture tool can only be used for legacy .exe files, not .exe files that contain .msi files. How can I tell if an .exe contains an .msi?
You can tell if an installation is an .msi by the following ways.
www.appdeploy.com and select packages on the left side, you can find the package listed and, when selected, it will let you know if the file is an .exe or .msi.
Check the task manager when the installation is running to see if msiexec.exe is listed in Image Names in the Processes tab.
Execute the .exe. When the Welcome screen comes up, check the temp directory by entering %temp% into the Start > Run. If a file exists in the temp directory with the .msi extension from the date and time the .exe was executed (it will have been renamed), it is an .msi.
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