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Old 06-16-2009, 01:16 PM   #1
jholovacs
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Question Create a custom MSI on a LAMP server for windows clients?


Hi all,

I'd like to create custom-configured MSI packages on the fly for my windows users to install user-specific applications on their systems from a website using platform-independent software. Most of their skill levels can handle a double-click, next, next, next wizard installation process but not much beyond that.

One of the things I'm trying to get them to install is a custom OpenVPN client, complete with GUI front end and their own host certificate and config file, so all they get is an icon on their screen that they can double-click, pop in their password, and connect; once they've logged in to the website with their creds and downloaded their VPN client installer, of course.

There's a bunch of MSI package creators out there, but they all seem to have the same things in common: They are windows applications, they are closed source, and they cost money. All of these attributes suck.

Does anyone know of a script or class of some kind, written in a linux-friendly language (I'm hoping for perl or PHP) that will allow me to build custom MSI's like I want to?
 
Old 06-17-2009, 07:33 PM   #2
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