About Installshield Professional with Virtualization Pack

Create strong, reliable Windows Installers.

InstallShield Professional with Virtualization Pack allows you to create flexible installations quickly and easily across all Windows operating systems. InstallShield Professional with Virtualization Pack includes Microsoft App-V Support for Virtual Packages. Now when you build an MSI, InstallShield Professional can simultaneously build it as an App-V virtual package. It can also convert your legacy MSIs to App-V packages in minutes.

InstallShield a leading Windows installation development solution. InstallShield is designed to enable development teams to be more agile, collaborative and flexible when building reliable InstallScript and Windows Installer (MSI) installations for PCs, servers, and Web applications. InstallShield is the only software installer that can directly convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V virtual packages.

  • Windows Installer (MSI) Installations - Quickly and easily create Windows Installer (MSI) installations with advanced support for SQL databases, IIS web sites, XML editing and much more with InstallShield's intuitive graphical development environment.
  • InstallScript Installations - Achieve maximum flexibility in your installations with InstallScript—a powerful and easy-to-use scripting language. Create script-based installations and Windows Installer Custom Actions.
  • Design DPI-Aware Installations - All InstallShield project types are now DPI-aware, ensuring an optimized user experience when your customers install software on high-DPI devices.
  • Windows Validation Testing - Validate installations against the Windows Logo tests to ensure applications follow Windows and Windows Server best practices.
  • Windows Digital Signatures - Ensure the integrity of installations and support preferred User Account Control (UAC) behavior by digitally signing installations and their files.
  • Check for the Latest Setup Every Time an Installation is Run - Suite/Advanced UI installations can automatically check for the latest version of a setup any time the installation is run, including from the installation's maintenance mode, making it simpler for users to find, download, and install your latest product releases.
  • Upgrade Multi-instance Installations - Develop upgrades that can detect the presence of multiple instances of a product on target systems, and provide end-users with options to select the instance to upgrade. Now supports both major and minor upgrades.
  • Support for the Latest Windows Editions - Confidently deploy your applications to the latest Windows versions, including Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2. Build pure 64-bit installations for Windows Server® Core configurations where WoW64 may be disabled.
  • Deploy to Microsoft Azure SQL Databases - Install databases to the cloud and support hybrid cloud scenarios by deploying database scripts directly to Microsoft Azure SQL databases.
  • Automation Interface - Support continuous integration practices and reduce manual editing by leveraging automation scripts to add files and features, change installation properties and settings, and initiate project builds.
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server Integration - Compile, build and manage InstallShield projects on TFS build servers. Use Team Explorer to configure, schedule, and queue builds for InstallShield projects together with Visual Studio solution builds.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Integration - Create installations directly from the same Visual Studio interface used for other development projects.
  • Additional Time Saving Features - Automatically extract COM information, leverage InstallShield’s extensive library of redistributables, and seamlessly upgrade projects from any previous version of InstallShield.
  • InstallShield Standalone Build - Professional Edition includes 1 license. Support continuous integration practices by building InstallShield projects on a separate clean build system.