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How to extract the DameWare MSI installers from their EXE files

The information in this article applies to:
  • DameWare Remote Support - Version(s) 8.0 and higher
  • DameWare Mini Remote Control - Version(s) 8.0 and higher

The EXE installers for DameWare NTU and DameWare MRC include a command-line option to extract the contents of the installer so you can use just the MSI file, or repackage it if you want.

Note: If you run the MSI installers in unattended mode - using Group Policy, for example - ensure the target systems have .NET Framework 2.0 or higher installed first.

To extract the contents of the EXE installers:

  1. Open a Command Prompt.
  2. Change directories to the folder that contains the EXE file.
  3. Enter the EXE filename, followed by -out targetFolder, where targetFolder is the folder into which you want to extract the MSI installer. For example, enter damewarentu-v8.0.exe -out c:\temp.
  4. In Windows Explorer, navigate to the target folder to find the MSI file.

IMPORTANT: If you plan to use the MSI file to install onto a computer with User Account Control (UAC) enabled, run the installer as Administrator to avoid a known complication with the MSI installer:

  1. Right-click the installer file.
  2. Select Run as administrator.
  3. If necessary, enter the appropriate credentials.

Knowledgebase Article: #400110
Category: General Information
Last Revised: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Keywords: convert, converting, executable, extracting, unpack, unzip, windows installer
Description: This article describes the process to extract the MSI installer from the DameWare NTU and DameWare MRC executable (EXE) installers.
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