Ever wondered how to easily extract a Burn (WiX) based installer?
Of course you can track down all the setup resources with Procmon or Process Explorer and then copy everything in place.
However there is a much more elegant way using the WiX Toolset.
- Install the most recent WiX Toolset
- Add the “bin” folder of the WiX Toolset to the PATH Environment Variable (you do not have to but it makes life easier)
- Run the following command to extract your burn based installer:
dark [burnbasedinstaller].exe -x [OutPutFolder]
As an example this can be used to extract the App-V Client Setup and get all MSI’s and bundled pre-requisites out of it: