So a BKM for this is pretty much impossible. Too many variables. ActiveX controls can be delivered from the web, imbedded in an MSI, etc.. and all vendors don't really follow standards. Snapshots = last resort, especially with PB.
If you can grab the cab file for the installation, this repackaging tutorial is pretty good and somewhat supportable. AI is free and works well.
As always, great tip or fix. This is exactly what I was looking for. The tutorial gave me a way to register the files.
Are there any other free tools you would recomend?
My favorite all around swiss army knife is autoitscript. Not really a MSI tool but can be used for packaging. Some other MSI tools: