How to use the Windows Deployment Tool

Michael Houlberg michael at
Thu Jul 28 16:44:47 UTC 2022


Do you actually use this tool?  I know in the past I’ve read some say they use it successfully, but I don’t know how they do it.

If I could get an executable, I’d be happy with that, but the tool’s output is just a folder.  I’m mostly a Mac guy so I’m a little stupid about this stuff, but can I just stick an .exe extension on the folder to get my executable?

Michael Houlberg 
Houlberg Development, LLC

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> On Jul 28, 2022, at 9:21 AM, Phil (OmnisList) <phil at> wrote:
> Michael,
> I believe that refers to only changing the omnis executable to look like it is named something entirely different... with different icons etc.
> Nothing to do with creating an installer for the resultant application.
> regards
> Phil Potter
> Based in Chester in the UK.
>> On 28/07/2022 15:58, Michael Houlberg wrote:
>> $Listers:
>> I’m experimenting with the Deployment Tool for Windows in Omnis 10.2 31315.  The docs are pretty thin, but I think I have it working.  It seems pretty simple.  I’m pretty much just adding a library to the startup folder and changing the application name.  I point it to an output folder which creates a folder with all the runtime components including a firstruninstall folder.  The tree looks correct, but I thought I was going to get something I can send to a client to install on their computer.
>> Like, shouldn’t I be able to generate either an .exe or a .msi?  How do you use the result of the deployment tool to actually deploy your application?
>> Thanks,
>> Michael Houlberg
>> Houlberg Development, LLC
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