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Installation Repackaging on Windows – Review of EMCO MSI Package Builder

Installation Repackaging on Windows – Review of EMCO MSI Package Builder

EMCO MSI Package Builder is an installation repacking tool integrated with Live Monitoring technique. This technology does not create snapshots unlike conventional repackaging tools; instead it simply communicates with the Operating System to trace the modifications on the go.

It seems like developers of the tool have taken care of advanced trends and techniques while programming the software. The software enables install and update applications remotely in a silent mode where users do not interact while installation is in process.

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System Specifications for Installation

Hardware: Minimum hardware requirements for installation of the converter software are 1 gigabyte RAM (2GB recommended), 1GHz processor (2GHz recommended) specifically, Intel Pentium or Equivalent along with 250 megabytes of free space on storage media whereas 500 MB is recommended.

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    Software: The software is compatible to run over following Operating Systems:

    • Windows 10/ Windows 8/ 8.1/ Windows 7/ Windows 2003/ Windows XP (SP3)/ Windows Vista
    • Windows Server 2012 (R2)/ 2008 (R2)
    • Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 (3.5 SP1 recommended)

    Before initiating the installation process, it is recommended to ensure Administrative rights on the machine as the program needs access to registry and tracks file system during monitoring mode.

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    Available Editions

    MSI Package Builder (v6.0.7) is available in two different versions that includes

    • MSI Package Builder Professional: Allows repackaging EXE installation into MSI packages in a silent mode using installation monitoring.
    • MSI Package Builder Enterprise: Allows access to both wrapping and installation monitoring for repackaging.

    Both the versions come with different features and functionality parameters. User can purchase desired edition to convert EXE to MSI as per requirements.

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    Features Incorporated in the Software

    • Software creates MSI automatically
    • EXE to MSI repackaging
    • Customized installation
    • Build MSI for remote installation
    • Set & modify file attributes such as hidden, read-only, etc.
    • Shortcuts for posting comments and arguments available
    • Resource Management features incorporated

    Benefits & Advantages Offered

    • The software prevents manual efforts and time that is spent in installation and update of the installation tasks in organizations.
    • Remote installation tools must work without any kind of interaction with the users i.e. in a silent mode. EMCO MSI Package Builder repackages the installation tools to produce silent MSI’s that are equipped for remote deployment.
    • The software not only transforms EXE to MSI, but also provides access to resultant MSI package and its integrated content. This content can be changes or edited when required.
    • Installation model is displayed on the screen in a straight visual form and this can be changed through visual editor. The process to convert EXE to MSI is accomplished within 10 minutes from initiation.
    • Integrated with ‘Live Monitoring’ technology that creates installation model with a defined set of installation action and resources. 1
    • This application has inbuilt capability to track or monitor performance of any remotely installed application and allows administrator or support person to manage/update/edit or even un-install the application. You can check the application for upgrade, API required or any modification required through this tool.

    A Look at the Software Interface

    The software is incorporated with advanced ribbon based interface and this makes it quite easy to understand even for first time users. The functional steps are self descriptive and do not require any technical expertise. The content can be viewed in various views that include Registry, File System, Services, Drivers, Environment variables, Pre & Post Actions, Assemblies and Wrapped packages.

    Conclusion

    MSI Package Builder is meant to offer a straightforward procedure to repackage third party installations. It is an easy approach to create customized installations in MSI format. Repackaging wizards easily takes the user to MSI format that is generated automatically. To understand the functional features of the software, it is recommended to go through its trial version before making payment for the paid edition.

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    Last Updated on July 10, 2019

    11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

    11 Brain Training Apps to Train Your Mind and Improve Memory

    Whether at work or at school, people these days are under tremendous pressure to perform, perform and perform! Stress and pressure can have adverse affects on the well-being of a person, and need to be controlled.

    Now, this doesn’t mean you make a dash to your nearest therapist. There are a number of wonderful and smart apps that you can use on your phone. These brain training apps have been scientifically designed to target specific areas of the human mind and control harmful emotions such as anxiety, as well as to improve memory and sharpness of the brain.

    Here are 11 iPhone apps that you will not only enjoy but also find useful in keeping your mental health balanced at all times.

    1. Lumosity

    This app consists of games that focus on improving the user’s memory, problem-solving capability, attention span, and thinking. There are three games in each session, and they challenge the brain by changing every time. The user has to complete the games while playing against a clock.

    Free of trial. $15 per month for the full version.

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      2. Fit Brains Trainer

      This brain training app has 10 sets of games that work on different areas of the brain and improve memory as well as concentration. A user is required to finish a particular task from each category on a daily basis and the app tracks the progress by a color coded graph.

      Free.

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        3. CogniFit Brain Fitness

        Developed with the help of neuroscientists, this fun app improves a person’s cognitive abilities, which includes memory and concentration. The progress made by the user over a period of time can be tracked. Users can also play challenge rounds with their friends. The app also modifies the difficulty level to suit the profile of the user and provide recommendations based on the results. Spending 20–30 minutes a few times every week can give measurable improvement in the performance of a user.

        First four games free, then $13 a month.

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          4. Brain Fitness Pro

          The makers of this app claim that it can improve the IQ of a user, and improve intelligence and memory. The app is fun and is user friendly, and 30 minutes a day can fetch you results in less than three weeks.

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          Buy for $3.99.

          5. Happify

          If nothing else makes you happy in life, this app will. Well, this is what the developers claim at least. This app comes loaded with lots of quizzes, polls and gratitude journals, which work on the fundamentals of positive psychology. The app also helps to control stress and emotions to make you feel better.

          Free to use.

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            6. Clockwork Brain

            You will like the little gold robot that comes in every time to explain the next game you are going to play. While the games are not much different to those offered in apps such as Luminosity, the look and feel reminds me of a workshop from old times.

            Free.

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              7. ReliefLink

              Initially created as an app for suicide prevention, it has found its use as a great app for tracking the mood of the user by taking measure of all things relevant to the user’s mental health. In case the user experiences high emotional stress, the app has a coping mechanism that includes voice-recorded mindfulness, exercises and music for relaxation. There is also a map that informs the user of the nearest therapist and medical facilities for mental health treatment.

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                8. Eidetic

                Eidetic is a memory enhancement app and uses a ‘spaced repetition’ technique to help users memorize information such as important phone numbers, words, credit card details or passwords. It also notifies you when it’s time to take a test to see what you remember, so that you retain information in your long-term memory.

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                  9. Braingle

                  Braingle helps to maintain the sharpness of the brain and improve the reasoning ability of a person through riddles and optical illusions. It is different from other brain training apps that employ memory and reaction based tests. You can also compete with your friends and family members in figuring out the fun riddles.

                  Free.

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                    10. Not The Hole Story

                    If you have a penchant for solving hard riddles, then this app is a must-have for you. Filled with exclusive riddles along with a simple-to-use interface, the app gives you riddles that you have to solve through a book. You will be given hints along the way, and when you give up, the answers will be revealed. This app will encourage you to broaden your thinking and put your mind to a challenging test.

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                    Free.

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                      11. Personal Zen

                      This fun brain training app follows the journey of two animated characters who travel through a field of grass. Personal Zen is a nice app meant for reducing anxiety and trains the brain to focus on the positive aspects. The developer’s advice is to use the app for 10 minutes a day to see the best results.

                      Free.

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