In the recent times most of the installation files that are provided by the vendors are in .MSI format. However some vendors do provide installation files in Setup.exe format. The Setup.exe’s that are build by installshield has an embedded .msi files in it.
It is easier to package these types of applications by extracting those .msi files and creating Transforms for these MSI’s.
Note: DONOT USE SETUP CAPTURE OR USE REPACKAGER TOOL TO PACKAGE THESE TYPES OF EXE’S.
Installshield Setup.exe allows creating a Response file. Response file is set of instruction captured in the process of installation. The iss file contains the customizations that were captured during installation. This is very helpful during deployment in large enterprises as it facilitates silent/unattended installation.
/r or -r
/f1 or -f1
/f2 or -f2