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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 May 14, 2019

    8 Replacements for Google Notebook

    8 Replacements for Google Notebook

    Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

    1. Zoho Notebook
      If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
    2. Evernote
      The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
    3. Net Notes
      If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
    4. i-Lighter
      You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
    5. Clipmarks
      For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
    6. UberNote
      If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
    7. iLeonardo
      iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
    8. Zotero
      Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

    I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.

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    In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!

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