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Extracting packaged msi from Installshield Express setup.exe

I use Installshield Express to create some Windows installers. Problem is it does not allow the direct creation of a packaged MSI file. You can get an MSI but its output is a folder structure, the applications files are not packaged within the MSI itself.

Luckily I found this solution on StackTrace

For the lazy you basiclly do this, extact the MSI out of the setup.exe that the SingleImage format generates.

setup.exe /s /x /b"C:FolderInWhichMSIWillBeExtracted" /v"/qn"