How to create a MSI package from the BEST Windows Downloader

In order to create a MSI package from the BEST setupdownloader, follow the below steps.

1. Download the Windows Downloader from the GravityZone Control Center.

2. Create a SFX archive (using WinRAR):

  • Add the unchanged setup downloader to the archive: setupdownloader_[aHR0cHM6Ly8xMC4xMC4xMTguMTA3Ojg0NDMvUGFja2FnZXMvQlNUV0lOLzAvNXRoTEhEL2luc3RhbGxlci54bWw-bGFuZz1lbi1VUw==]
  • Check Create SFX archive
  • Switch to the Advanced tab and chose SFX options
  • In the Setup tab, configure to run the exe file after extraction. Also add the parameters to run silent. Ex: setupdownloader_[aHR0cHM6Ly8xMC4xMC4xMTguMTA3Ojg0NDMvUGFja2FnZXMvQlNUV0lOLzAvNXRoTEhEL2luc3RhbGxlci54bWw-bGFuZz1lbi1VUw==] /bdparams /silent

  • From the Modes tab, chose the option to Unpack to temporary folderHide all (for silent mode) and overwrite all files

3. Use the attached MSI template package file and edit it with Orca to add the downloader [eps_installer.msi]

  • Open with Orca
  • Select Binary from the left screen
  • Right click the main screen and chose Add rows
  • Click on the Name section and write installer
  • Click on Data > Browse and select the silent SFX archive containing the downloader
  • OK and Save the MSI package.



4. Use this custom MSI to deploy from GPO.