• Master Packager 24.3.8858 release highlights

    We’re releasing a new version of Master Packager to help You build Windows application packages that end-users love, enterprises want, and Windows OS needs.

    - Support for PSAppDeployToolkit 3.10.0
    - Extract .intunewin files
    - Open Install Execute Sequence editor from the Custom Action view
    - Open in file/directory location
    - Fixed all known bugs
    - Upcoming feature

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  • Introducing - Master Packager Toolbox

    Master Packager Toolbox is part of the Master Packager Pro edition that will have a variety of tools to assist with day-to-day packaging tasks.
    Let us show you how exactly.
    Master Packager Toolbox helps solve the following problems:

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  • Master Packager 24.2.8811 release highlights

    Master Packager 24.2.8811 is out!
    We’re releasing a new version of Master Packager to make application management easy and affordable.
    What’s new?

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  • Ghostscript: Disabling Silent Install Is a MISTAKE

    Starting with Ghostscript 10.01.0, released in March 2023, you can no longer silently install Ghostscript under the GNU GPL Affero license. This change has made many system administrators angry.

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  • Master Packager Dev 1.0.8 with WinGet support is out

    MSI and MSIX technologies take time to learn and understand. We often see developers overcomplicate installers. With Master Packager Dev we want to change that. Master Packager 1.0.8 now can create installers that check and install dependencies from WinGet.

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  • Master Packager 24.1.8774 release highlights

    Master Packager 24.1.8774 is out!
    We’re releasing a new version of Master Packager to make application management easy and affordable.
    What’s new?

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  • We and Other Companies Love Packaging with PSAppDeployToolkit

    We and almost all other companies we have interacted with use PSAppDeployToolkit and love it. Why? What problems does PSAppDeployToolkit (#PSADT) solve? And finally, why did PSAppDeployToolkit suddenly become even better in the year 2023?

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  • How to Extract Icons as ICO or PNG Files from an MSI

    When you need an ICO or PNG file from a specific application, Master Packager can be useful software to get it done quickly and correctly.

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  • Master Packager Dev 1.0.7 is out

    Master Packager Dev is created to help developers lead us out of complex and expensive application management. Creating high-quality Windows application packages should be easy and affordable for everyone.
    Take a look at these main new features available in Master Packager Dev 1.0.7:

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  • VBScript Is Getting Deprecated - How To Prepare For It

    In October 2023, Microsoft announced that VBScript will be deprecated. In future releases of Windows, VBScript will be available as a feature on-demand before its removal from the operating system. Why? When? What is the impact? How to prepare for it? Tools that can help.

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  • Master Packager 23.6.8717 release highlights

    Master Packager 23.6.8717 is out now 🚀
    1. Open MSI with the Master Packager Windows 11 Context Menu
    2. Sign the MSI package without saving
    3. Extract file/directory
    4. NEW predefined Master Packager Action - Register DLL
    5. Fixing Master Wrapper "PSADT for .Intunewin" after Microsoft broke it
    6. Detect VBS Custom Actions in the MSI/MST files
    And more.

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  • Master Packager at AppManagEvent 2023

    On October 6, in the Netherlands, the Master Packager Team attended the AppManageEvent 2023 as a gold partner for the second consecutive year. Recognized as the premier Application Packaging event, AppManageEvent provides IT Professionals and decision-makers with updates on leading technologies, tools, strategies, insights, and trends in Application Management.

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  • Introducing Master Packager Dev

    Master Packager Dev - designed to enable developers to create enterprise-quality Windows application packages (MSI, MSIX) that end-users love, enterprises want, and the Windows OS needs.

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  • Master Packager 23.4.8599 release highlights

    Master Packager 23.4.8599 release highlights:
    - NEW modern installation experience.
    - A lot of small enhancements
    - Fixed all reported bugs

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  • The Master Packager Master Plan, Part 1

    We believe packaging should be effortless and now it isn't.

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  • Master Packager 23.3.8528 release highlights

    We just released a new version of Master Packager 23.3.8528
    - During the cleanup of repackaged applications, we now show the count of excluded files as well. 
    - The Master Wrapper now displays the PowerShell App Deployment Toolkit configuration file in its own UI section called Configuration. 
    - Master Wrapper is updated to use the latest PSADT
    - Master Repackager detects and sets the correct MSIX package architecture
    and more...

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  • Master Packager 23.2.8473 release highlights

    Save your time when working with Intune Win32 apps.
    When working with Templates set the execution policy using 32-bit PowerShell with one click.
    Prepare MP for enterprise environment with easy activation disable updates command lines for all users using system account.
    Fixed all reported bugs and announced Become a Master Packager class in April.

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  • Master Packager 23.1.8444 release highlights

    Master Packager 23.1.8444 release highlights

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  • MSI Shortcuts

    You may wonder why creating shortcuts using an MSI when a PowerShell script can also accomplish this task.
    In this blog post, we answer this question and show different ways to create application shortcuts using MSI.

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  • Consider Switching from Orca to Master Packager

    Here are 7 reasons to switch from the Microsoft Orca MSI editing tool that hasn't been updated for years to Master Packager.

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  • Does repackaging void the vendor warranty?

    Vendors may try to avoid supporting your application if they find out you have packaged it.

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  • We went to AppManagEvent 2022 and it was epic

    AppManagEvent is the annual industry event around application management.
    As always it takes place in the Netherlands.
    It’s the only event we know of that has application packaging as one of the main focus areas that we love so much.

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  • Master Packager price update 2022

    Hey there! It’s been a pleasure to have served you during this time.
    For us to keep growing, innovating, and supporting you and the IT industry needs, we’re increasing the price of Master Packager Professional on May 18, 2022.

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  • MSIX Limitations

    Microsoft does not list all the limitations of MSIX. That is why we are listing all of our known MSIX limitations in one place and continuously updating them. This should help everyone, including Microsoft to understand where to focus and potentially increase MSIX adoption by developers and IT Pros.

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  • How To Spot MSIX Limitations Like Master Packager

    As we follow MSIX development from day one, we know what benefits MSIX brings. We’ve also spotted two problems with this technology that we think everyone isn’t seeing. In this blog post, we want to clearly lay out these two issues and give guidance on how to spot them using Master Packager’s new functionality—Master Repackager MSIX compatibility validation.

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  • How to copy per-user file to all users under system account?

    If you are an application packager or IT pro who has found yourself in a situation where you need to copy a file in a per-user location to hundreds or thousands of target devices and wonder what is the best way how to do it, then this is a read for you. 

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  • Reduced extend support price

    As our mission is to offer affordable application packaging software that makes IT admins the Master Packagers we have decided to go the next step and reduce extend support price from 499 EUR before to 349 EUR now.

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  • When and why should you repackage an EXE to an MSI?

    As application packagers with a total of more than 7000 silent installation package experience including MSI, App-V, XPF, ThinApp, Mac, AppX and MSIX, packaging for hundreds of enterprise companies worldwide we want to share the reasons why you need to repackage an EXE to an MSI.

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  • 20 Application Packaging Life Hacks

    On Friday 29th of March, 2019 Master Packager team was one of the panelists in xenappblog.com event called Virtual Expo. As promised, in this article we will show 20 tips and tricks that we showed in the virtual expo session.

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  • MST to install Microsoft Teams MSI (VDI) to regular Windows 10

    Microsoft has finally released Microsoft Teams installer that installs all files to Program Files. But still, it is not perfect, because it supposed to be only for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). The big question is if it is possible to install it on regular Windows 10? This is what we tried to figure out.

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  • How to automate Microsoft Teams repackaging

    In this article, you will learn the exact steps necessary to create an automated repackaging process for Microsoft Teams. The best thing about this solution and script is that, with a few adjustments, this process can be used to automate any other application repackaging and configuration process.

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  • How Microsoft Teams installer should have looked like from the beginning

    ​​​​​​Microsoft Teams is per-user.
    For enterprise companies using distribution systems like SCCM and Intune, working with per-user software create headaches. In this article, we will explain is it possible to convert Microsoft Teams to a per-machine application.

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  • Announcing free version of Master Packager

    Today we are announcing Master Packager Standard to be accessible by anyone for FREE (previously €299).

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