windows-installer Basic concepts


Explains how the Windows installer works, what MSI packages are, what merge modules are, how and why transforms can be used and finally commandline options for MSIEXEC.

Describes the tools being provided by Microsoft (and 3rd party authoring tools such as InstallShield, Advanced Installer, Wise Package Studio, WiX Toolset or MSI2XML - XML2MSI), and looks inside the components of an MSI package.