InstallAware creates installation wizard based MSI setups with easy MSIcode scripting. Instead of populating MSI databases to build your setup, or being stuck with the limitations of visual designers, use the intuitive MSIcode scripting environment.
Version: 16Exclusive! Simplified Installation Wizard Based Windows Installer MSI Development
License: Free To Try $2,248.00
Operating System: Windows
InstallAware's powerful MSIcode simplifies setup development by transparently managing all of your Windows Installer conditions, installation sequences and parameters using a concise and human-readable setup language. Drop-in setup actions are configured using dialogs, without requiring programming skills.
MSIcode builds a standard Windows Installer database package that fully supports advertising, install-on-demand, elevated privilege installation, and resiliency.
Exclusive! Mirrored Code and Visual Development
InstallAware's advanced development tools include wizards, templates, drag-and-drop editing, and refined task views-with the added benefit of immediate MSIcode generation. Start a project in seconds in with visual tools, then switch to the Code View to add branching logic, variables, and advanced configuration options.
Unlike InstallShield's isolated script and visual environments, when you modify settings in one view, the other view changes instantly.
Exclusive! One-Click Technology Preinstalls Deploy technology modules and runtimes, such as Microsoft SQL Express 2008 R2, from your setup in a single step.
Any related preinstalls are added to your project automatically. Plus, the preinstall sequence branches by platform.
Exclusive! Multi-Core Compression InstallAware uses all available processor cores during the build process to reduce build times. You have the latest in hardware - why let your software hold you down?
Build twice as fast with a dual core processor, and four times as fast with a quad core processor. Scale up to more cores effortlessly and automatically.
Exclusive! Superior Compression Reduce the size of your setups and download packages by up to 5x with the LZMA compression algorithm and BCJ2 compression pre-processors.
Only InstallAware provides advanced compression for Windows Installer setups.
Version 16: Installation Wizard Updates: Built from the Ground Up in Unicode, Native Engine 3.0; InstallAware Outpaces InstallShield in Release Cycle by Three Versions.
Version 11: Break through the Windows Installer barrier with InstallAware! Hybrid Installation Technology builds setups that can switch between our new Native Code Setup Engine or Windows Installer, at runtime, as many times as needed! The Native Engine works in Windows Safe Mode and sidesteps all MSI problems.
Version 9.2: InstallAware Developer 9 R2 builds Windows Installer MSI packages with 67% improved compression, partial web deployment, and easy MSIcode scripting capabilities. New in version 9 R2 is .NET 4 support, a VS 2010 Add-In, and the ability to import InstallShield/Wise projects into InstallAware.
Version 9.0: InstallAware Developer 9 builds Windows Installer MSI packages with 67% improved compression, partial web deployment, and easy MSIcode scripting capabilities. New in version 9 is full Windows 7 support and the ability to pin installed software directly to the new Windows 7 Taskbar.
Version 7.0: InstallAware Developer 7 builds Windows Installer MSI packages with 67% improved compression, partial web deployment, and easy MSIcode scripting capabilities. New in version 7 is a redesigned IDE which makes the core differentiating features of InstallAware a lot more accessible and obvious.
Version 6.5: InstallAware Developer 6 builds Windows Installer MSI packages with 67% improved compression, partial web deployment, and easy MSIcode scripting capabilities. New in version 6 is unlimited Web Updates, VMware/Virtual PC detection, DIFx 2.01 Driver installations, hybrid 32/64 bit setups, and Vista support. InstallAware's own setup no longer requires a password to install the trial.
Version 5.2: The premier solution for building easily-scriptable Windows Installer packages, with up to 5x better compression than typical MSI setups. Plus, InstallAware is the only MSI development solution to offer you the benefits of WebAware installation technologyâ„¢.