InstallAware recognizes the needs
of systems administrators handling complex software deployment
tasks, and offers unique mechanisms by which setups developed
by third-parties can be seamlessly and silently integrated
into your own installation routine.
Shell to Windows Installer
InstallAware enables you
to execute any MSI setup, using either the original setup
database or the product code to:
- Detect installed products,
- Install a new product from scratch,
- Re-install an existing product,
- Upgrade an existing product,
- Change the installed feature set for
a product, or
- Uninstall a product,
all as part of your main InstallAware
installation. Unnecessary reboots are eliminated and you have
the power to deploy all kinds of software in a single pass,
each configured exactly the way you want it - and all within
a single installation run.
The power of shelling to Windows
Installer means you can rely on the intent of the
original setup author to properly install products, the way
they were meant to be installed. Resolve conflicts and get
software to work together naturally - without guesswork and
causing unintentional damage to correct setup logic.
You may even capture the progress
of the setup you are shelling to and display it interactively
as part of your own installation. Captured progress may also
include user prompts or error messages. Or, if you prefer,
you can execute the entire installation silently.