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Mastering Internet of Things by Peter Waher

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Creating an installer

The IoT Gateway has a Windows WiX MSI installer project (Waher.IoTGateway.Win32). This MSI can install the IoT Gateway in a customized manner.

The WiX toolset is an open source set of tools to create Windows installers. More information about the WiX toolset can be found here: http://wixtoolset.org/.

You don't have to customize the Wix MSI project to include your service. Instead, there's a WiX Burn project called Waher.IoTGateway.Setup. It has the capacity to install multiple MSI packages, as well as make sure .NET is installed.

To create an installer for your service, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Burn project mimicking Waher.IoTGateway.Setup.
  2. From the Burn project, call the Waher.IoTGateway.Win32 MSI package to install ...

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