Selecting the creation of an MSI package during the Setup Capture process generates an auto-registering MSI file during the build process.

You can name an MSI package and configure it in the Package.ini file. An MSI package includes a single EXE file or several ThinApp EXE files. If you do not create MSI files during the Setup Capture process, you can create these files after you build an application package.

ThinApp MSI files are compatible with electronic software distribution (ESD) systems. Active Directory can deploy MSI packages.

When a user runs a ThinApp MSI package to install the application, ThinApp extracts the EXE files of the captured application and adds them to C:\Program Files. The thinreg.exe utility then registers each extracted executable file.