Non-MSI (Microsoft Installer) programs use their own Setup programs. These programs:

. Can be published to users only.

. Can NOT use elevated installation privileges.

. Can NOT be installed on the first use of the application.

. Can NOT install a feature on the first use.

. Can NOT roll back an unsuccessful operation.

. Can NOT use other MSI features.

To publish a non-MSI program:

1. Create a .zap file, using the following sample:

\[Application\]                              ; Only FriendlyName and SetupCommand are required,                              ; everything else is optional.                              ; FriendlyName is the name of the program that                               ; will appear in the software installation snap-in                               ; and the Add/Remove Programs tool.                              ; REQUIRED                              FriendlyName = "Microsoft Excel 97"                              ; SetupCommand is the command line used to                               ; Run the program's Setup. If it is a relative                               ; path, it is assumed to be relative to the                               ; location of the .zap file.                              ; Long file name paths need to be quoted. For example:                              ; SetupCommand = "long folder\setup.exe" /unattend                              ; or                              ; SetupCommand = "\\server\share\long _                              ; folder\setup.exe" /unattend                              ; REQUIRED                              SetupCommand = "setup.exe"                              ; Version of the program that will appear                               ; in the software installation snap-in and the                               ; Add/Remove Programs tool.                               ; OPTIONAL                              DisplayVersion = 8.0                              ; Version of the program that will appear                               ; in the software installation snap-in and the                               ; Add/Remove Programs tool.                               ; OPTIONAL                               Publisher = Microsoft
2. To publish the program, use the Default Domain (or Local) Group Policy and navigate to User Configuration / Software Settings / Software Installation.

3. Right-click Software Installation and press New.

4. Press Package.

5. Toggle Files of type to ZAW Down-level applications package (*.zap).  

6. Navigate to and select the .zap file and press Open.

7. Press Publish.

8. Press OK.