HOW TO REPACKAGE AND CONVERT MOZILLA FIREFOX SETUP TO MSI INSTALL PACKAGE
How to repackage Mozilla Firefox software installation into a msi package
In this „how to“ guide we will demonstrate how you can repackage Mozilla FireFox web browser client software installation into a fully working self installing Windows installer MSI package ready for distribution across your network environments.
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Before continue make sure you have „Project Management“ tab active. Next click „Projects Management“ button and select „Create New Project“ ... „Based on System Snapshot Before/After“
Make sure you have assigned your settings before taking the first snapshot. Click „Create First Snapshot“ to continue to first snapshot.
Now the product is scanning the file and registry system to initialize the first snapshot.
First snapshot completed, now locate and install your Mozilla Firefox web browser applications and configure it for your needs. Our snapshot module will capture all changes made to the operating system. Supported operating system changes are... File System, Registry System, Environment Variables, Service and Driver Management.
Click „Compare Changes“ to take the second snapshot and compare it with the first snapshot.
Taking second snapshot in progress...
Second snapshot has completed and comparison between the first and second snapshot has been initialized. Click „Show Results“ button to continue to „Project Editor“ where you can add or modify your captured results.
If you are satisfied with the captured results click „Save Project“ button to continue.
Now lets save the captured results into a project and repository all files and registry results into a storage for later use. Click „Save Now“ button to continue.
Repository task completed, all captured files and registry needed for the msi package has been copied into the repository storage.
Click „Close“ to continue.
You should now see your Mozilla Firefox project available from the „Project Management“ view.
To convert the monitored project into a msi package installation right click on the Mozilla Firefox Browser project and select „Create MSI For Installation - (Multi Select Supported) item.
From the „Build MSI File“ dialog you can tweak various settings for your MSI package. Click „Build Now“ button to continue and compile your MSI package file.
Compiling msi package in progress, this task can take several minutes to complete as repackaging existing software into a Windows installer msi package needs some resources.
Congratulations! ... Your first msi package is ready to be installed or distributed in your network environment. This type of msi package also supports silent mode installation and can be deployed with any third party msi installation tools like, „GPO“ ... Group Policy system services.
Installation of Mozilla Firefox in progress...
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