InstallAware
X12
InstallShield
2020
Current Version
Design Features InstallAware InstallShield
Torrent/Magnet Downloads, P2P Setup Hosting
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Ethereum Cryptocurrency Payments, Blockchain Records
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MSIX Next Generation Package Format
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ARM64 Platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon Cellular PC) Support
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APPX Universal Windows Platform (Desktop Bridge)
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100% Accurate, Visual, Windows Features Configuration
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100% Accurate, Visual, Server Roles Configuration
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InstallTailor MST Creator
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Open Source Desktop Bridge
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Advanced Service Configuration
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Configure Service Failure Actions
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Twitter and Facebook Integration
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Stand Alone IDE
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Visual Wizards
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Setup Capture
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Windows 8.0 Start Screen Force Unpin/Pin
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Windows 8.1 Start Screen Force Pin
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Windows 10 Start Menu Live Tiles Force Unpin/Pin
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Visual Studio Integration (2019/17/15/13/12/10/08/05/03)
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Windows 7/8.x/10 Taskbar Application Pinning
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ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 SWID Tags
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Force Shortcut to Run as Administrator
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Automatic Windows Certification Compliancy
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Dynamic File Linking
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Dynamic Features
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Scripting
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Two-Way Integrated Editing (Visual/Code)
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One-Click Patching
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Debugger
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Service Support
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Database Support
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Compiler Directives
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Manual ICE Validation
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Automation Interface
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Web Applications
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Unlimited Web Updates
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Update Client Source Code
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Import MSI/MSM Windows Installer Database
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Inline Updates
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Direct Driverless Setup Capture
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Software Bundles and Automatic Web Updates
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TFS (2018/17/15/13/12/10)/VSTS/Azure DevOps Services Supported Feature Checkmark __
Automed Virtual Machine Testing
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Build Events Supported Feature Checkmark
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Application Runtime Wizard
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Technology Support InstallAware InstallShield
64-bit Compression
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InstantInstall Acceleration
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Restart Manager
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Command Line Variable Locking
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Extra-Long File Paths
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Direct Deploy
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Native Code Setup Engine
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Hybrid Installation Technology
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App-V Package Builder
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App-V Package Viewer
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32 bit & 64 bit Hybrid App-V
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App-V MSI Deployment
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Try-And-Die DRM for Win32, Win64, .NET
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Direct Deploy any EXE Across Active Directory
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LZMA/BCJ2 Compression
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Multi-Core Compression
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256 bit AES Encryption
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Windows Installer
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Merge Modules
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Web Media Blocks (Partial Web Deployment/WebAware Installation)
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Interactive Flash Billboards
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Interactive HTML Billboards
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Maintenance/Repair Installation
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Scriptable Uninstallation
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Windows 10 April 2020 Update Support
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One-Click 64-bit Support
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DIFx 2.1 Support
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Genuine Scripting for Windows Installer (MSIcode Scripting)
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Hybrid 32 bit/64 bit Single File Installer
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System Tray Minimizable Wizards
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Virtual Machine Detection
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Extensibility InstallAware InstallShield
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International Support InstallAware InstallShield
Supported Languages 35 35
Languages Included in Base Package 35 1
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Redistributable Translation Environment Supported Feature Checkmark __
Runtime Dialogs InstallAware InstallShield
Pre-built Setup Themes 18 10
Pre-built Runtime Dialogs 313 83
Dialog Editor Supported Feature Checkmark Supported Feature Checkmark
Create New Setup Themes Supported Feature Checkmark 25
Available Dialog Controls 43 __
Automatic Variable Passing to/from Script Supported Feature Checkmark __
Alpha Blending and Transparency Supported Feature Checkmark __
Acrylic Material, Aero Glass Supported Feature Checkmark __
Fade/Slide Wizard Transition FX Supported Feature Checkmark __
Build and Distribution Media InstallAware InstallShield
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Partial Web Deployment with Web Media Blocks (WebAware Installation) Supported Feature Checkmark __
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SHA 256 Authenticode Code Signing Supported Feature Checkmark Supported Feature Checkmark
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Target Platforms InstallAware InstallShield
XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R8/8/2012/8.1/2012 R2/10/2016/2019 Supported Feature Checkmark __
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Pre-install Internet Explorer 10 Supported Feature Checkmark Supported Feature Checkmark
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Pricing InstallAware InstallShield
Discounted price (US Dollars)
$4,499.00


What Do Our Customers Say About InstallAware?

Using InstallAware’s MSIcode, we have drastically reduced the need for creating custom plug-ins. Our InstallAware setup dynamically defines the features and files to be installed. Instead of building, maintaining, and shipping separate installers for all the languages, IDEs, and product editions that we offer, we are now able to build and deliver a single install image. This has dramatically reduced our integration workload along with reducing our costs.
Allen Bauer, Chief Scientist at CodeGear

I know absolutely nothing about creating Windows Installer installations but with InstallAware I don't need to. It’s so easy to get quickly up and running with InstallAware.
David Clegg, eBetOnline

InstallAware is a one-of-a-kind product. I searched high and low for a solution to provide the ability to download and install runtimes from the Internet only if they are needed. InstallAware was the only program I could find that offered this for all the runtimes needed.
Chris Hoffman, Mystik Media

InstallAware is the best MSI based installer available at this time. As software developers we really like the ability to drop down to the InstallAware scripting level which is still quite easy to use yet flexible enough for our complex tasks. Most MSI based installers that we looked at were difficult to use because of a lack of ability to drop down to a scripting style model and were expensive to boot.
Jim Gunkel, Nevrona Systems

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