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CONVERT GOOGLE CHROME SETUP / EXE TO MSI INSTALLATION PACKAGE FOR DISTRIBUTION

How to repackage and convert Google Chrome setup into msi package

In this „how to“ guide we will demonstrate how you can repackage Google Chrome web browser software installation into a fully working self installing Windows installer MSI package ready to be distribution across your network environments.

Before continue please make sure you have downloaded our ZOLA MSI Repackager product from our website to get the latest version available and install it under administrator rights.

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To create a new fresh project click on the „Project Management“ button and select the „Create New Project“ ... „Based on System Snapshot (Before/After) item.
Create Google Chrome MSI Package from Original (EXE) Setup
Before continue taking first snapshot of all the file and registry system make sure you have the correct settings for your repackaging requirements. Click „Create First Snapshot“ button to initialize the first snapshot with current repackage settings.
Create Monitor Snapshot of all Files and Registry in Operating System
Now the program is capturing the first snapshot of the operating system file and registry system and this task can take several minutes to complete.
Monitoring File and Registry in Progress for MSI Package Creation
Creating first snapshot completed. Now install the Google Chrome web browser software and tweak its settings for your needs and click „Compare Changes“ to initialize the second snapshot.
Compare Second Snapshot with First Snapshot - Capture All Files
Taking second snapshot and compare it with the first snapshot in progress. This task can take several minutes to complete.
Comparing Second Snapshot in Progress for Files and Registry
Second snapshot completed, click „Show Result“ button to continue to the „Project Editor“ where you can view and analyze your compared results.
Taking Snapshot of Files and Registry System Completed Successfully
From the „Project Editor“ you can add, modify or even remove unwanted monitored results our from your project before saving it. Click „Save Project“ button to continue.
Monitored Snapshot Results - Add or Edit Results Before Create MSI Setup
Next give your project a name and a description and make sure you are saving the captured results to the repository storage you want all files and registry files to be copied. Click „Save Now“ to continue.
Give Project a Name before Repository Results
Now ZOLA MSI Repackager will copy all files and registry available from the captured results into a storage for later use. When repository task has completed click on the „Close“ button to continue.
Repository Monitored Results Completed - Now Create MSI Install File
Now lets convert our Chrome Browser project into a self-installing msi package. To convert a project please make sure you have it selected in the project listview then next right click on it using your right mouse button and select „Create MSI For Installation - (Multi Select Supported) item.
Create MSI Package Setup from Existing EXE's and Setup's File
From the „Build MSI File“ dialog you can configure your msi package from various of options, please make sure you have it configured for your needs before continue. Click „Build Now“ button to create your Google Chrome repackaged msi package.
Create MSI Package Settings - Manage Windows Installer Settings
Now the ZOLA MSI Repackager is analyzing the captured project results for Google Chrome and is compiling it to a fullyworking self-installing
msi package. This task can take up to several minutes to complete.
Creating Windows Installer MSI Package in Progress (EXE(s) to MSI)
Google Chrome is now successfully repackaged into a msi package using original setup file.
MSI Package is Ready for Silent Distribution - Install Now
Now lets install our Google Chrome msi package.
Created Windows Installer MSI Package Installation in Progress
„Note“ All Windows installer msi packages created with ZOLA MSI Repackager using latest Microsoft standards and are fully compatible for distribution using any third party tools that supports installation of msi packages. The msi package can also be distributed across your network
from GPO, „Group Policy“ system deployment module built-in Windows servers.

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