Mar 19 2019 07:37 AM
Mar 19 2019 07:37 AM
I'm new to MSIX and I wanted to ask, I'm currently using InstallShield to package a number of windows drivers, when I looked at MSIX I only saw examples of packaging apps for the app store, so I wanted to ask:
1. Can MSIX package and install windows drivers as well?
2. Is there a way to import an ism (install shield project) to MSIX packaging tool?
3. What windows versions can run an MSIX installation? (WinvVista/7/8/8.1/2k8/2k8R2/2k12/2k12R2/2k16/2k19)
Mar 19 2019 11:00 AMSolution
We don't support packaging drivers in the MSIX Packaging Tool, nor do we support importing ism projects.
The MSIX Packaging Tool supports converting msi, app-v, scripts, and exe installers to MSIX.
Here is our documentation on which builds of Windows supports MSIX.
Program Manager, MSIX
Mar 21 2019 11:37 AM - edited Mar 21 2019 11:38 AM
While Sharla is correct that MSIX Packaging tool does not natively support ism projects, there may be a workaround!
The packaging tool supports PowerShell scripts. If you write a simple PowerShell script to invoke your ism based installer, you may be able to use the packaging tool to convert your ism application to MSIX.
Please give it a try and let us know if you run into any problems.
Additionally, approximately how many of your target conversion apps use ism based installers?
Jul 02 2021 05:10 AM - edited Jul 02 2021 05:13 AM
@Sharla_Akers, since your reply it seems like msix has added support for Windows Services https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/msix/packaging-tool/convert-an-installer-with-services.
Does this mean it also supports kernel drivers? Specifically I am interested to understand if msix will be a good fit for installing an application that includes a Windows Filtering Platform callout driver, https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/network/introduction-to-windows-filtering-... or if msi should still be used for that use case.
Jul 06 2021 03:27 PM
We do now support Windows Services but we do not support drivers still.