InstallShield Premier Releases

Released: Nov 30, 2020

Updates in 2020 R3


  • Added support for fonts in MSIX.
  • Added the ability to build InstallShield Projects in a Microsoft Azure DevOps Pipeline.

Released: Aug 19, 2020

Updates in 2020 R2


  • MSIX Bundles - Now you can create MSIX Bundles using the new MSIX Bundle Utility. Add your architecture specific packages to the utility, provide signing information, and create an MSIX Bundle.
  • MSIX - Support for Services - Now you can create MSIX Packages with Services by a adding a new declaration to your package. Also, easily convert your existing services in Basic MSI project to MSIX Package.
  • MSIX Bundle or AppX Bundle Packages for Suite/Advanced UI Projects - In addition to the...

Released: May 12, 2020

Updates in 2020


  • MSIX Modification Packages - You can now use InstallShield to create Modification Packages for any given MSIX package.
  • Support for MSIX Core - You are now able to create and install MSIX packages targeting Windows 7 and older versions of Windows 10 (prior to 1709). In addition to this, you can create a single Suite Installer that installs the MSIX package in all supported platforms.
  • Pure 64-bit Installers - You are now able to create installers using 64-bit launchers for Basic MSI...

Released: Dec 1, 2019

Updates in 2019 R3


  • Standalone Build in a Docker Container - InstallShield Standalone Build (SAB) can now be installed and run in a Docker container.
  • Support for File Redirection Fixup - In the previous release, InstallShield added support for Package Support Framework with file redirection and custom fixups for MSIX. The InstallShield 2019 R3 release includes an enhancement that permits you to customize the file redirection fixup parameter executable name. This applies to executables that launch...

Released: Aug 5, 2019

Updates in 2019 R2


In InstallShield 2019 R2, you can now use the Package Support Framework that applies runtime fixes such as the File Redirection Fixup and Custom Fixup in MSIX.

  • File Redirection Fixup - You can use the File Redirection Fixup to redirect attempts to write or read data in a directory that isn't accessible from an application that runs in an MSIX container.
  • Custom Fixup - You can use the Custom Redirection Fixup that will solve application compatibility issues with a configuration file...

Released: Apr 18, 2019

Updates in 2019


  • Full MSIX Project Creation - Create a new MSIX project from scratch to create a native MSIX package, including the ability to add Content URIs, Declarations, Visual Assets and Capabilities.
  • MSIX Conversion Wizard - Easily convert any MSI file into an MSIX package using the MSIX Conversion Wizard.
  • MSIX Validation Suite - Smoothly identify what existing InstallShield projects require changes to meet Microsoft MSIX standards. Provides insights and steps needed to convert MSI project...

Released: Sep 20, 2018

Updates in 2018 R2


  • Support for MSIX - Now supports the latest deployment type from Microsoft - MSIX. Easily create MSIX packages or migrate existing MSI projects effortlessly. Use your existing projects to generate MSIX packages with just a few clicks.
  • Update Configurations for Suite Installers - Let the end user decide if the installer should download the new update or continue with the older version. Or you can set up a force the update when the user installs.
  • Improved Designer Interface - Download...

Released: Jan 19, 2018

Updates in 2018


  • Perform Open Source Risk Assessment with FlexNet Code Aware - InstallShield now includes full integration with FlexNet Code Aware, an automated open source risk assessment and package discovery solution that enables you to quickly scan your products for security and intellectual property (IP) compliance risk.
    • Supported File Types - FlexNet Code Aware supports analysis of the following files:
      • Java Packages.
      • Node Packages.
      • Nuget Packages.
      • RPM Packages.
      • Ruby Packages.
      • EXE and DLL Files...

Released: May 1, 2017

Updates in 2016 SP2


  • Integration with FlexNet Code Aware - InstallShield now includes integration with FlexNet Code Aware, an automated open source risk assessment and package discovery solution that enables you to quickly scan your products for security and intellectual property (IP) compliance risk.


  • When outputting the CMDLINE variable, the following value will no longer be included: -IS_temp -IS_OriginalLauncher:<path_to_setup.exe>. Where <path_to_setup.exe> will resolve...

Released: Aug 23, 2016

Updates in 2016


  • Support for the Latest Releases of Windows Operating Systems:
    • Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
    • Windows Server 2016.
  • Support for Creating UWP App Packages - InstallShield now supports creating the UWP app package format (.appx) and its desktop and server extensions through an alternate build output and provides suitability testing to help you identify items unsuitable for the UWP app package format.
    Benefits of UWP app packages include:
    • High availability, reliability, and durability...