InstallAware builds Windows Installer MSI setups with completely customizable user interfaces and unique dialog controls. InstallAware is the only installer with support for Aero Glass regions, and with themes that comply with the latest Aero Wizard.
Version: X6Exclusive! Detect and Manage Setups on Virtual Machines Now InstallAware can check your target system and detect whether the operating system is running on a virtual machine.
License: Free To Try $1,999.00
Operating System: Windows
A simple checkbox lets you limit distributions to physical machines.
The Only Installer with Aero Glass Support Now with Aero Glass support, InstallAware's powerful dialog editor lets you customize the 17 pre-built setup themes, or design your own.
A full range of visual controls are available, including Explorer-style browsers, HTML / Flash containers, and now custom glass surfaces.
Exclusive! Extend Setups with Plug-Ins Build your own setup plug-ins that natively interact with InstallAware MSIcode.
Use your favorite programming language to perform complex setup tasks, without being encumbered by MSI constraints or a foreign development environment.
Integrated Debugging Debug your setups visually with the integrated debugger. Set variable watches, step through code line by line, override variable values.
Enhanced! Simplified Translation Tools
Use InstallAware's visual localization tool to translate your user interface and MSIcode text, or send the freely-redistributable localization tool to an off-site service so they can perform the localization for you. Switch languages at compile time or runtime. Existing translations are preserved when making changes to your MSIcode and user interface.
Exclusive! Collect User Feedback and Product Registrations An easily edited sample project demonstrates how to perform online user registration as part of the installation process.
When uninstalling, the project asks the user for product feedback and submits it to your website.
New! Serial Number Generation
A new sample project provides MSIcode to build a unique 25 digit serial number generator and perform serial number validation in your wizard based on variables such as username, company, and / or other criteria. Serial numbers are not restricted to a simple range of numbers.
Version X6: InstallAware X6 now includes advanced service configuration options, including service failure actions - run programs, display messages, reboot the PC, and restart your service when it fails repeatedly after your installation has completed - increasing the resiliency of your apps in the field.
Version 16: Windows Installer Built from the Ground Up in Unicode, Native Engine 3.0; InstallAware Outpaces InstallShield in Release Cycle by Three Versions.
Version 11: InstallAware 11 adds support for reading and writing XML files, using PFX certificates, creating Windows Users and Groups, Games Explorer/Media Center objects, setting System Restore points; and getting/setting arbitrary, native IIS 7 Properties, without requiring IIS 6 metabase compatibility.
Version 10: 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 Studio 9 R2 builds Windows Installer packages with fully customized user interfaces featuring interactive Flash and HTML progress billboards. 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 Studio 9 builds Windows Installer packages with 67% improved compression, partial web deployment, and fully customized user interfaces featuring interactive Flash and HTML progress billboards. New in version 9 is full Windows 7 support and the ability to pin installed software.
Version 7.0: InstallAware Studio 7 builds Windows Installer packages with 67% improved compression, partial web deployment, and fully customized user interfaces featuring interactive Flash and HTML progress billboards. New in version 7 is a redesigned IDE which makes the tool much easier to use.
Version 6.5: InstallAware Studio 6 builds Windows Installer packages with 67% improved compression, partial web deployment, and fully customized user interfaces featuring interactive Flash and HTML progress billboards. 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.