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Aug 17, 2016
1h 21m

Users rely on software, so it's the IT pro's responsibility to ensure that software is installed and maintained reliably. Unfortunately, these tasks can quickly consume too much time if the old click, click, next approach is followed. This course, App Repackaging Using Orca, will introduce software customization concepts allowing any IT pro to automate, standardize, and validate software installation packages. First, you will learn the basics of the Windows Installer and its .MSI installation packages. Next, you'll see how to explore the customizable properties available within a package. Finally, you get to meet Microsoft's Orca tool and learn how it's used to edit .MSI files, producing a customized deployment package. When finished with this course, you'll have the skills necessary to turn a click, click, next software installation into a fully automated, silently installed solution.

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About the author

During his 20+ years in the IT industry, John has enjoyed the opportunity to work as a consultant, architect, executive, speaker, and author.

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Course Overview
Hello, guten tag, hola, bonjour. My name is John O'Neill Sr., and welcome to my course, App Repackaging Using Orca. I'm the Chief Technologist at AWS Solutions and AwesomeWildStuff. com. As a 25 plus year IT pro, I've enjoyed the opportunity to work as a consultant, architect, executive, speaker, and even author. I'm a three-time Microsoft MVP who's passionate about sharing my love and knowledge of IT. App deployment is possibly the most common IT-pro task. Without automation, it's likely to also become the most tedious. In this course, we're going to discover just how easy it is to repackage software for streamline deployment. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include, discovering the Windows Installer, using the MSIEXEC command line, Microsoft's free Orca utility, and repacking an application for interaction-free installation. By the end of this course, you'll know exactly what it takes to transform a click, click, next installation into a completely silent, frustration-free experience. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with Windows and basic software installation. From here, you can dive into other courses on advanced software deployment. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn software repackaging with the App Repackaging Using Orca course at Pluralsight.