Advanced Installer Professional ver.4.92 | 7,74 MB
Windows Installer is becoming the "de facto" software installation technology on Windows. Being preinstalled on the latest Microsoft operating systems, and also bundled with the most popular productivity packages (Office, etc.) this software installer provides a significant number of power features that improve application management and administration. But this power doesn't come without pitfalls, and the most important of them all is the complexity. Creating an MSI file requires careful planning and editing of dozens of database tables.
Read the Getting Started Tutorial to see how easy it really is.
Windows software installerAdvanced Installer integrates in automated build tools
The Advanced Installer project files are stored in XML format. This way, they can be easily checked into a version control system. The software installer also operates at command line, so that you can build your release packages in a completely automated script, like Make, Ant or NAnt.
Further more, the most common operations are also implemented as command line actions, so you can modify your project in an automated fashion.
Installation tool for WindowsInstall and register the resources composing your application
Using Advanced Installer's intuitive interface you can easily add to your install package all the resources your software requires:
* Files, Folders and Shortcuts (to installed files, existing files or URLs).
* Registry keys and entries.
* Environment Variables (which can be replace or be appended to existing variable like PATH).
* INI file entries.
* ODBC drivers, data sources and translators.
If you have merge modules for your components, they can be also added to the installation. Next you can register these resources as necessary:
* .Net and Win32 assemblies
* File Associations, MIME types
* Permissions for files, folders, registry keys and entries.
If a previous version of your product is found already installed on the target computer, Advanced Installer can upgrade it and ensure that older version will not be installed over newer ones.
Advanced software installation programSearch, download and install Prerequisites
If your application needs some other software to be installed in order to run, you can easily specify them as Prerequisites. Advanced Installer will search for them, then download and install as necessary. This is an easy way to install frameworks like JRE or .NET, browsers or database engines.
Searching for applications, files, folders, registry keys and INI entries is also provided. Using this, installing additional files, extensions and plugins to existing applications becomes trivial.
Software installationOrganize your application in modules and components
Advanced Installer will organize your application in Features and Components as per Windows Installer guidelines. This way you can take advantage of advanced software installer features like partial install and repair without having to do anything.
Further customizing the organization is easy and intuitive.