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Database Import Wizard

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The Database Import Wizard available with InstallAware Studio Admin is a great tool for unpacking the contents and logic inside Windows Installer setup (MSI) or merge module (MSM) databases.



First, the Database Import Wizard performs an intelligent scan of the source database. It then extracts and/or copies files from source media, cabinets, and embedded database streams. Finally, the wizard generates a ready to build InstallAware project, complete with a customizable script, that can be used to instantly rebuild and customize the imported package.


The Database Import Wizard is an excellent tool to perform quick customizations to existing Windows Installer databases. It is also an invaluable aid for deciphering the logic behind Windows Installer based setups, and incorporating necessary steps into your own installations - you can just copy paste generated script code directly into your own installation projects.