EMCO announces the availability of a new version of its EMCO MSI Package Builder tool used by IT staff of companies and organizations to prepare software installations for silent unattended distribution over local networks.
Online PR News – 13-October-2011 – – EMCO Software, a provider of software solutions for computer network management, announced today a new release of EMCO MSI Package Builder tool. The new version of the application improves the installation changes capturing process and allows administrators to prevent changes performed by running applications and processes from appearing in the capturing results and the generated MSI package. It enhances the leading installation repackaging technology used in MSI Package Builder and helps administrators to filter out unwanted changes very easily.
Installation repackagers, used to convert executable Windows software installations into the silent MSI format in order to distribute and deploy them remotely, traditionally use file system and registry snapshots made before and after the installation to compare them and detect installation changes. This approach is good to detect changes, but with Windows running multiple processes in parallel, it fails to detect the processes that initiated those changes. MSI packages generated using this approach may include changes that have nothing to do with the captured installation. The approach used in the MSI package builder ensures more accurate results, because it allows associating detected changes with the processes they were initiated by, so it's really easy to filter out unwanted changes.
The new version of MSI Package Builder allows not only filtering out unwanted changes from capturing results, but also preventing such changes from appearing during installation monitoring. The application displays the list of currently running applications and system processes before the start of monitoring to allow network administrators to select applications and processes changes initiated by which should be excluded from capturing. This feature significantly simplifies post-processing of captured data.
"Capturing technology improvement in the new version is a real step forward in software installation repackaging. Now, administrators can not only filter out unwanted changes from capturing results, but also influence the capturing process. They can see all applications and processes that are currently active and decide if their changes should be filtered out or not. It's helpful in any type of environment where capturing is performed, since even if administrators run repackaging on a clean virtualized PC, it also runs background processes that may influence repackaging results", Thorarinn Oskarsson, CEO at EMCO Software, said.
Pricing & Availability
EMCO MSI Package Builder is available for evaluation as a free trial version with no functionality limitations. It can run under Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2000 both x86 and x64 platforms. The license pricing starts from $199.00. The product can be purchased directly from EMCO Software or via one of its authorized distributors and resellers.
Product page: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder.
Product download: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/download.
Pricing options: http://emcosoftware.com/msi-package-builder/purchase.
About EMCO Software
EMCO Software is a provider of integrated software solutions that help organizations to reinvent approaches of their computer networks management. EMCO Software's award-winning products enable organizations to manage their IT environment remotely and automate network administration procedures, including network inventory, software deployment, power management, network and security control. Founded in 2001, EMCO Software is headquartered in Reykjavik, Iceland, with operations around the globe. Today, more than 20,000 organizations in 85 countries, including Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, trust EMCO Software products. For more information, visit http://emcosoftware.com.