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Design Features Studio Admin Studio Developer Express
macOS Builds with Apple Notarization
Linux Builds with GTK2 and Qt5
Torrent/Magnet Downloads, P2P Setup Hosting  
Ethereum Cryptocurrency Payments, Blockchain Records  
MSIX Next Generation Package Format  
ARM64 Platform (Qualcomm Snapdragon Cellular PC)
APPX Universal Windows Platform (Desktop Bridge)  
100% Accurate, Visual, Windows Features Configuration
100% Accurate, Visual, Server Roles Configuration
InstallTailor MST Creation with Transformer      
Open Source Desktop Bridge
Advanced Service Configuration
Configure Service Failure Actions
Twitter and Facebook Integration  
Stand Alone IDE
Visual Wizards
Setup Capture (Repackaging)      
Windows 8.0 Start Screen Force Unpin/Pin
Windows 8.1 Start Screen Force Pin
Windows 10/11 Start Menu Live Tiles Force Unpin/Pin
Visual Studio Integration (2022/2019/17/15/13/12/10/08/05/03)
Windows 7/8.x/10/11 Taskbar Application Pinning
ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009 SWID Tags
Force Shortcut to Run as Administrator
Automatic Windows Certification Compliancy
Dynamic File Linking
Dynamic Features  
Two-Way Integrated Editing (Visual/MSIcode)  
One-Click Patching
Service Support
Database Support
Compiler Directives    
Manual ICE Validation
Automation Interface      
Web Applications
Unlimited Web Updates
Web Update Client Source Code  
Import MSI/MSM Windows Installer Database      
Inline Updates    
Direct Driverless Setup Capture      
Software Bundles and Automatic Web Updates
Team Foundation/VSTS (2018/17/15/13/12/10)
Automated Virtual Machine Testing  
Build Events    
Application Runtime Wizard
Technology Support Studio Admin Studio Developer Express
64-bit Compression
Parallel Build Engine
Assign Build Affinities  
InstantInstall Acceleration
Restart Manager
Command Line Variable Locking
Extra-Long File Paths
Direct Deploy
Native Code Setup Engine
Hybrid Installation Technology  
App-V Package Builder  
App-V Package Viewer  
32 bit & 64 bit Hybrid App-V  
App-V MSI Deployment  
Try-And-Die DRM for Win32, Win64, .NET
Windows 11 Support
LZMA/BCJ2 Compression
Multi-Core Compression
256 bit AES Encryption
Windows Installer
Merge Modules
Web Media Blocks (Partial Web Deployment/WebAware Installation)
Interactive Flash Billboards
Interactive HTML Billboards
Maintenance/Repair Installation
Windows 10/8.x Support
DIFx 2.1 Support
One Click 64-bit Support
Hybrid 32 bit/64 bit single file installer
Scriptable Uninstallation  
Genuine Scripting for Windows Installer (MSIcode Scripting)  
System Tray Minimizable Wizards  
Virtual Machine Detection
Extensibility Studio Admin Studio Developer Express
Call Any DLL Function  
Unified Scripting (Install/Maintain/Uninstall)  
International Support Studio Admin Studio Developer Express
Supported Languages
35 35 35
Languages Included in Base Package
35 35 35
Edit Languages
Redistributable Translation Environment
Runtime Dialogs Studio Admin Studio Developer Express
Pre-built Setup Themes 18 18 18 18
Pre-built Runtime Dialogs 313 313 313 313
Dialog Editor    
Create New Setup Themes    
Available Dialog Controls 43 43    
Automatic Variable Passing to/from Script    
Alpha Blending and Transparency    
Mica Material, Dark Mode, Acrylic Material, Aero Glass
Fade/Slide Wizard Transition FX
Build and Distribution Media Studio Admin Studio Developer Express
CD / DVD Optical Media
Self Extracting EXE
Light Mode Setups (no setup runtime)
Differential Binary Patching
Partial Web Deploy with Web Media Blocks (WebAware Installation)
Custom Icons in Setup Executables
Release Management (multiple builds)
Command Line Build Tools  
SHA 256 Authenticode Code Signing, EV Certificates
Redistributable Build Interface    
Web Based Automation Interface      
Target Platforms Studio Admin Studio Developer Express
XP/2003/Vista/2008/7/2008 R2/8/2012/8.1/2012 R2/10/2016/2019/2022/11
.NET Framework
Internet Information Services
Microsoft SQL Server
Oracle, Oracle Net
Pre-install MSI runtime with x64 Editions
Pre-install .NET Framework x64 Editions
Pre-install .NET Framework 1.1 with Service Pack 1
Pre-install .NET Framework 2.0 with Service Pack 2
Pre-install .NET Framework 3.0 with Service Pack 2
Pre-install .NET Framework 3.5 with Service Pack 1
Pre-install .NET Framework 4.0, 4.5.2, 4.6.2, 4.7.2
Pre-install .NET Framework 4.8.1, 5.0.17, 6.0.20, 7.0.9
Pre-install Internet Explorer 6
Pre-install Internet Explorer 7
Pre-install Internet Explorer 8
Pre-install Internet Explorer 9
Pre-install Internet Explorer 10
Pre-install Internet Explorer 11
Pre-install Java Virtual Machine
Pre-install Microsoft SQL Server Express 2022