About InstallShield Professional

Create strong, reliable Windows Installers.

InstallShield Professional is a leading Windows installation development solution. It 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, Web and virtual applications. InstallShield Professional can directly convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V virtual packages and includes automated tools to productize, install and bundle software in application virtualization and traditional EXE and MSI formats. 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.

InstallShield Professional Features

  • 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.
  • Support the Latest Microsoft Certificate Requirements - Be prepared for 2016’s new signature requirements with support for SHA-256 certificates and digests.
  • 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 - Integrate InstallShield 2015 with the latest Visual Studio releases, including Visual Studio 2015 Preview. When integrated with Visual Studio and MSBuild, InstallShield can add project output groups to your installation and integrate into your source control and solution build processes.
  • Avoid Risk Exposure and Non-compliance - Creates ISO 19770-2 software identification tags.
  • 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.
  • 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 for InstallShield MSI, InstallScript, Advanced UI and Suite/Advanced UI projects.
  • Advanced UI Designer - Uses a wizard to create contemporary installations.
  • Deploy to Hybrid Cloud Databases - Enables hybrid cloud SQL deployments through Microsoft Azure SQL Database scripting capabilities.
  • Ensure Users Always Have the Latest Version of Your Application Installed - Automatically checks for the latest updates and patches and then downloads current installer.
  • InstallShield Standalone Build - Support continuous integration practices by building InstallShield projects on a separate clean build system. Professional Edition includes 1 license.