Application Packaging Software / Tools

There are a variety of tools available to manage application and package or re-package the executable installer files.I am going to discuss few popular tools available and used by IT folks.

1) Admin Studio by Flexera Software, among the most popular tool available its a complete suite , to create an MSI installer “Installshield” is used to customize your executable with custom settings . Tools have capabilities to manage App-V, ThinApp, ACT and numerous more. AdminStudio provides enterprise IT teams with the most advanced application packaging tools to efficiently prepare reliable application packages for software deployment with a complete set of automated MSI packaging, customization, testing and reporting capabilities.

For feature and free trial version visit  :  http://www.flexerasoftware.com/enterprise/products/application-packaging/adminstudio/

2)Wise Package Studio by Symantec , was a leader in the market for decades but Symantec has put an end to this product 😦

Wise Package Studio is a software management solution that supports the needs of application integration teams. Wise Package Studio provides a complete set of tools to support every phase of the application integration lifecycle, including repackaging, package quality assurance, and release management.

3) PACE Suit by Infopulse , Repackage any existing installation into Windows Installer or a virtual format. PACE Suite provides an easy-to-use and powerful repackaging tool.

For feature and free trial version visit : http://pacesuite.com/features/

4) EMCO MSI Package Builder by EMCO Software , It is an installation authoring tool designed to help administrators to create, maintain and distribute Windows Installer packages. It can be used to create MSI packages easily, to modify existing installations and to repackage setups from the EXE to MSI format. The application is available in the following editions.

For feature and free version visit : http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder

5) Advanced Installer by Caphyon , installer simplifies the process of building Windows Installer packages by providing a very easy to use, high-level interface to the underlying technology. The program implements all the Windows Installer rules and follows all the advised best practices.

For feature and free version visit:  http://www.advancedinstaller.com/features.html

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