Blancco PreInstall (MSI) package is created by using a WixE Edit software to "combine" the Blancco MSI installer content with an Blancco Erasure Software ISO image (Blancco Drive Eraser or Blancco 5).

In order to create the PreInstall package, you will need to have the following "components" available

  1. Wix Edit software
  2. Blancco MSI package content
  3. Blancco Drive Eraser / Blancco 5 ISO image file
    • The download link for the ISO should have been delivered to you (Check your email for a delivery email / download page link / web store email, etc.).
      • If you do not have any ISO image file available, contact your Blancco Sales representative or Technical Support.

Steps for creating the Blancco PreInstall (MSI)

  1. Copy the (pre-configured) Blancco ISO image file to \Preinstall...\msi_build directory and rename the ISO image file as a “BlanccoErasureClient.iso”
  2. Copy "BlanccoPreInstall.exe" located in \Preinstall...\win32 to \Preinstall...\msi_build directory.
  3. Launch WiX Edit software and select: File -> Open -> \msi_build -directory
    1. For normal manual MSI installer in English, select “BlanccoPreinstall2_en.XML"
      1. The normal version prompts the user to accept the EULA and manually reboot the PC.
    2. For fully automatic MSI installer, select "BlanccoPreinstall2_en_auto.XML"
      1. The automatic version will force the installation and reboot automatically.
    3. Optionally, edit the command line parameters at Actions -> LaunchPreInstall -> ExeCommand field.
      1. For the command line parameters, see the Preinstall user manual and “Command line Parameters” chapter.
      2. If you don't want Preinstall to start automatically after installation, delete the LaunchPreinstall action.
  4. Select: Build -> 'Build MSI setup package' from Wix Edit GUI.
  5. If the MSI build was successful, the Results Panel should say "----- Finished".
  6. The MSI package is created in the \msi_build directory.