Portable EXEs and MSIs

Turbo Studio can be used to package virtual applications as portable EXEs and MSIs.


A popular option for organizations that have an existing endpoint management solution like LANDesk Management Suite ®, Microsoft System Center, or Novell ZENworks is to deploy containerized applications as standalone executables. These executables are built on the SVM architecture and work just like a container.

Deploying applications within containers is convenient for running different versions of applications like Internet Explorer 8 and 11 side-by-side on the same system.

To produce an executable output, set the Project Type to ISV Application in Turbo Studio. Executables can be deployed directly to the users device or to a network share and do not have any dependency requirements.

An enterprise license for Turbo Studio is required to enable executable outputs. Contact our sales team for more information.


MSI outputs simply wrap the standalone application exe into an MSI package to add support for shell integrations such as file associations, Start Menu shortcuts and ProgIds. MSIs are a common deployment option for organizations that are using AdminStudio or for integrating with existing desktop management solutions.

To build an MSI, go to the Setup section of Turbo Studio, enter the MSI details and click Build MSI. MSIs can be deployed with existing desktop management tools or directly by the end users. See the reference for details on MSI settings.

An enterprise license for Turbo Studio is required to enable MSI outputs. Contact our sales team for more information.

Turbo EXE

A Turbo EXE is a portable executable that packages the application with the Turbo client. When an application is published as a Turbo EXE, the application is pushed to the Hub which enables features such as deploying application updates to users. See the hub docs for additional features.

To produce a Turbo exe, set the Project Type to Portable Application in Turbo Studio. A Turbo.net account is required.