About Advanced Installer Enterprise

A Windows installer authoring tool for installing, updating, and configuring your products safely, securely, and reliably.

Advanced Installer Enterprise is a Windows Installer authoring tool. It offers a friendly and easy to use Graphical User Interface for creating and maintaining installation packages (EXE, MSI, etc.) based on the Windows Installer technology.

Advanced Installer Enterprise Features

  • Update XML files - Insert, replace or remove elements and attributes in XML files.
  • Databases - On install configure servers and deploy SQL scripts. Discover and list MS SQL Servers on the network.
  • Patches - Point-and-click wizard to build patches for updating your product.
  • Dialog Editor - Visually customise existing installer dialogs or create new ones from scratch.
  • Text File Updates - Insert, replace or remove strings in any text file installed by your package or already present on the target machine.
  • Enhanced UI - A rewritten native, MSI external UI implementation offering updated looks and additional controls.
  • Convert EXE installers to MSIs - Powerful wizard will convert any EXE setup into an MSI ready for network deployment through Active Directory.
  • Direct Table Editor - Visually edit your MSIs at database table and row level.
  • Merge Module creation - Package the independent components as stand-alone MSM files.
  • Trials and Licensing - Add trial and licensing support to your application in just a few simple steps.
  • Drivers - Specify drivers for install using the latest Windows Driver Install Frameworks (DIFx).
  • Microsoft Web Deploy - Publish Web Applications to Microsoft Azure and IIS from installers using Microsoft Web Deploy.
  • Office Add-ins - Easily create installers for popular software platform extensions, plug-ins and add-ins using the included specialized templates.
  • Scheduler - Create and fully configure tasks to be run by the native Windows Scheduler service.
  • AutoRun - Quickly enable your product to AutoRun from CDs and DVDs. Customizable launcher.
  • Games Explorer & Media Center - Register and integrate your games in Windows 7/Vista Game Explorer and Media Center.
  • Windows Firewall - Add your application to the exception list during installation, and remove it during uninstallation.
  • Embedded Chainers - Embed multiple MSIs in a unified package and install them in a single transaction.
  • SharePoint - The included wizard will painlessly create standard MSI installers to deploy SharePoint solutions.
  • Transforms - Capture user input during an install or the differences between two MSI databases.
  • IIS - Web Sites, Virtual Directories and Web Applications, App-Pools, User Accounts.
  • Updater - Automatically checks for, downloads and installs patches and updates.
  • Multilingual and Localized - Over 30 translations ready to use, easy to modify and create.
  • Themes - Over 50 built-in beautiful themes give your installer a professional look.
  • Prerequisites - Search for, download and install prerequisite applications, frameworks and run-times.
  • Custom Actions - Extend your installer's capabilities by executing your code during install.
  • Digital Signatures - Automatically add digital signatures on generated or included files.
  • Services - Install, register and control (start, stop, etc.) Windows services.
  • ODBC - Install and easily set the attributes on ODBC drivers, data sources, and translators.
  • File Associations - Associate files extensions with your application to open, edit, view or print.
  • COM - Specify COM, COM+ and DCOM components for registration during install.
  • Windows Features - Enable the Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2 optional features your application requires.
  • Multiple Installer Builds - Build and maintain multiple installer variants from a single project.
  • Installer Continuous Integration - Built-in support for integration with TFS, Jenkins, TeamCity, and Bamboo.
  • Office Add-ins - Easily create installers for popular software platform extensions, plug-ins and add-ins using the included specialized templates.
  • Automation - Modify your installer projects from command-line, in scripts or batch processing.
  • MSIX(AppX) - Desktop Bridge - Full support to build MSIX packages for your Win32/.NET applications, from your existing projects, through the Desktop Bridge.
  • Application Tiles - Customize your application tiles for the Windows 10 Start Menu and Start Screen.
  • EXE bootstrapper - Bootstrap your MSI or AppX package into an EXE file with a custom icon, description, and version.
  • Mixed 32/64-bit installers - Author single, unified installers for both 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.
  • Search - Search for components, files, folders, registry and INI entries during install.
  • Organization - Separate components, features, and CABs for optional install or download.
  • Native Launcher - Make a native launcher for your Java applications and customize the process name, file name, icon, version, splash-screen, JRE/JDK detection and selection, user-friendly error handling.
  • Mac OS X - From the same familiar IDE, create standard and native application bundles for your Java products to be installed on Mac OS X computers. No Mac is necessary.
  • 64-bit - Build 64-bit installers with native 64-bit Java launchers able to load your application into discovered (or bundled) 64-bit JREs.
  • Services - Quickly and easily create, package, install and run Win32 services written in Java just like native Windows services.