MSI Factory – MSI Installer Builder for Windows

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MSI Factory ® 2.1 makes the task of creating Microsoft Windows Installer (.MSI) format software installers faster, easier and hassle-free. You aren’t forced to deal with the complexity of MSI database tables, sequences and components (unless you want to – MSI Factory is as flexible as you need it to be). Most developers simply drop in their application files, customize a few dialog boxes using the visual dialog editor and then click “build.” No kidding.

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Create 100% Pure MSI Format Software Installers

MSI Factory generates 100% pure MSI format installation packages with an optional fully-scriptable .EXE bootstrap wrapper for total customization. And it’s very easy to do. You simply drag and drop your files onto the project window and click on the build button.

On the other hand, MSI Factory also gives you access to all the advanced Windows Installer features you could want. Things like components, GUID’s, features and more. It’s the best of both worlds.

Easy to Use – No Programming Required

MSI Factory′s intelligent development environment makes Windows Installer creation faster, easier and more reliable than ever before. The visual IDE focuses on the files you want to distribute, rather than on abstract concepts like components, features and GUIDs.

While you still have access to all the advanced MSI features you could want (should you feel like getting your hands dirty), our approach is simply more intelligent than other installer builders.

Windows Installer XML (WiX) Compiler

MSI Factory is the first visual setup builder to fully leverage Microsoft’s Windows Installer XML (WiX) compiler technology. Microsoft uses WiX internally for creating installers for Office, SQL Server, BizTalk, Instant Messenger and more.

MSI Factory can even generate WiX compatible source projects, and has integrated support for WiX fragments and extensions. Standardizing your installer codebase on such a trusted and tested technology makes good sense for compatibility and future operating system changes.

Customizable Dialogs – Powerful System Editors

MSI Factory gives you the tools you need to customize your installer and get your job done. The visual dialog editor features 22 different control types (check boxes, radio buttons, bitmaps, edit fields, list boxes, selection trees, icons, scrollable text, etc.) for creating fully custom dialogs.

An extensive list of actions include registry editing, shortcut icons, file operations, INI files, environment variables, custom VBScript/JScript, file permissions, installing and controlling services, XML editing, working with ODBC and much more.

MSI Bootstrap Chainer with LZMA Compression

Our unique fully-scriptable .EXE bootstrap wrapper (or “chainer” as some people call it) is the envy of other installer builders. It gives you unprecedented flexibility for an MSI based installer, letting you chain and sequence multiple installers, and control it all with our powerful Lua scripting language and over 300+ built-in functions.

Easily add 3rd party merge modules (.MSM) and components. Automatically bootstrap the installation of the .NET and .MSI runtimes. Then compress it all into a single-file .EXE that does exactly what *you* want it to do.

100% Compatibility: Windows 7 through 95

Installers made with MSI Factory 2 work on all Windows operating systems and are fully MSI format compatible. With next generation WiX 3.0 compiler technology at your disposal, you’re working with the latest and greatest.

You can make a single installer that is compatible with all Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98 and even Windows 95.