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The Windows Installer XML Toolset provides tools to build Windows Installer (MSI), packages. It uses XML to describe the installer. WiX toolset allows you to integrate the command line environment into your build processes in order build MSI or MSM setup packages.
WiX Toolset is able to create Windows Installer packages by following the same build principles as the rest. The source code is compiled, then linked to create executables:.exe setup bundles and.MSI install packages,.MSM merge module, and.MSP patch.
WiX Toolset comes with many extensions that provide additional functionality to Windows Installer. WiX Toolset is able to create SQL Server databases, install IIS websites, and register exceptions within the Windows Firewall.
Burn, the WiX bootstrapper for WiX, can be used in creating setup bundles that install essential requirements such as the.NET Framework along with your product. Burn allows you to download packages and combine them into one downloadable.Exe.