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Create a Transform (MST) file

This article describes how to prepare Transform (MST) file for Windows installer.

What is a Transform?

A Transform (*.MST) file allows you to collect installation options for programs that use the Microsoft Windows Installer in a file. They can be used on the Installer (MSIEXEC.EXE) command line, or used in a software installation Group Policy in a Microsoft Active Directory domain.

Use Orca utility to prepare a packaged installation of MiaRec screen recording client. You can download Orca as a part of Windows SDK or by contacting your MiaRec representative.

What is Orca?

Orca.exe is a database table editor from Microsoft for creating and editing Windows Installer packages and merge modules. The tool provides a graphical interface for validation, highlighting the particular entries where validation errors or warnings occur. More details can be found on Microsoft web-site.

Open MiaRecScreenRecorderSetup.msi in Orca utility.

Orca utility

Select New Transform from the Transform menu.

New Transform

Select Property in the Tables pane on the left.

Tables Pane

In the right pane, right-click on empty space and choose Add Row.

Add Row

Create the following parameters:

Property Value Description
SERVER1 IP:PORT 1st MiaRec screen recording server
SERVER1 IP:PORT 2nd MiaRec screen recording server (optional)
TENANT_TOKEN STR Screen recording token as configured in MiaRec web portal
USE_SSL 1 or 0 Set to 1 if encrypted channel is used (default port is 6092). Set to 0 if encrypted channel is not used (default port is 6091)

The following screenshot shows an example configuration

Configuration Example

When finished, select "Generate Transform…" from menu "Transform"

Generate Transform

Save the generated Windows Installer Transform file (*.mst).

Save File

Select "Close Transform" from the menu "Transform"

Close transform