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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 August 29, 2018

    5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

    5 Killer Online Journal Tools That Make Journaling Easier and More Fun

    Journaling is one of the most useful personal development tools around. Not only does it help us process emotions and experiences, work through internal conflicts and improve our self-awareness, it also provides us with a way to keep a day-to-day record of our lives. Traditionally an activity limited to pen and paper, the expansion of consumer technology has enabled journaling to go digital.

    Saving your journaling entries online enables you to access them from anywhere, without having to carry a notebook and pen around, and provides you with digital features, like tagging and search functions.

    Here are a list of five online journaling tools you can use to bring your practice into the modern age:

    1. 750words

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    750 words

      750words is a free online journaling tool created by Buster Benson. The site is based on the idea of “Morning Pages”; a journaling tool Julia Cameron suggests in her creativity course The Artist’s Way. Cameron advises aspiring creatives to start each morning with three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing to clear away the mental clutter, leaving you with a clearer mind to face the day.

      750 words is the three-page digital equivalent (assuming the average person writes 250 words per page) and lets you store all your journaling online. Each morning, you’ll receive a prompt asking you to write your 750 words, and the site keeps track of various statistics associated with your entries. The site uses a Regressive Imagery Dictionary to calculate the emotional content from your posts and provides feedback on features like your mood, and most commonly used words.

      750 words is simple to set up and is ideal for anyone who finds it challenging to maintain a consistent journaling practice. The site uses a number of incentives to motivate users, including animal badges awarded to journalers who complete a certain number of days in a row, leader boards, and opt-in monthly challenges.

      2. Ohlife

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        Ohlife is designed to make online journaling as easy as possible. Once you’ve signed up for your free account, the website will send you an email each day asking “How did your day go?” Simply reply to the email with as much or as little detail as you like, and your response will be stored on your account, ready to view next time you log in.

        Ohlife’s appeal lies in its simplicity: no stats, no social sharing, no complicated organisational systems—the site is designed to provide you with a private, online space. Simply respond to the email each day (or skip the days you’re busy) and Ohlife will do the rest.

        3. Oneword

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          OneWord is a fun online tool that provides you with a single word as a prompt and gives you sixty seconds to write about it. The concept’s aim is to help writers learn how to flow, and the prompts range from the everyday mundane to the profound.

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          Oneword is not a private journaling tool: if you sign up, your answers will be published on the site’s daily blog, which contains a stream of users’ answers, and might be used by Oneword in the future. If you’d rather keep your answers to yourself, you can still use the tool for fun without giving out any personal details.

          4. Penzu

            Penzu is a journaling tool that allows you to store your journaling notes online. The service also offers mobile apps for iOS, Android and Blackberry, so you can journal on the go and save your notes to your account. The basic service is free, however you can upgrade to Penzu Pro and get access to additional features, including military-grade encryption and the ability to save and sync data through your mobile, for $19 per year.

            With either version of Penzu, you can insert pictures, and add tags and comments to entries, as well as search for older entries. You can set your posts to be private and viewable by you only, or share them with others.

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            5. Evernote

            Evernote isn’t a purpose-built journaling tool, however its features make it perfect for keeping your journaling notes in one safe place. With the ability to keep separate “notebooks”, tag your entries, include pictures, audio and web clipping, Evernote will appeal to journalers who want to include more formats than just text in their entries.

            Available online within a web browser, and as a stand-alone desktop app, the service also comes with a series of mobile apps covering almost every device available. These allow you to make notes on the go and sync between the mobile and browser versions of the app.

            For additional features, including text recognition and the ability to collaborate on Notebooks, you can upgrade to Evernote’s premium service, which costs $5 per month.

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