Windows Services

October 19th, 2017 - Thursday

Install and configure your Windows Service using an MSI/EXE setup. [...]

AppManagEvent 2017

October 5th, 2017 - Thursday

Advanced Installer will be again sponsoring this year's AppManagEvent conference, one of the best places to learn about app packaging, virtualization, desktop management, mobile device management, privilege management, and much more. [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2017

September 21st, 2017 - Thursday

Microsoft Ignite 2017 is just around the corner, and as usual, the Advanced Installer team will be attending. Come and talk with our passionate developers and experts at Booth #1655 to learn about the newest features of Advanced Installer, attend live training sessions, and get our free SWAG. [...]

Advanced Installer 14.3 Released

September 18th, 2017 - Monday

Step up your continuous integration, now you can take Advanced Installer and run it inside your VSTS environment using our predefined extensions. [...]

Visual Studio Team Services

September 15th, 2017 - Friday

Advanced Installer projects can now be built on your hosted agents using our extensions and Visual Studio Team Services, making the packaging process a lot smoother for your team. [...]

Synchronized Folders

August 22nd, 2017 - Tuesday

Synchronizing folders can make the installer creation process faster and easier by automatically detecting and syncing to Advanced Installer changes made to the installer files on your disk. [...]

Advanced Installer 14.2.1 Released

August 18th, 2017 - Friday

Language Selection

August 9th, 2017 - Wednesday

Reach more users, create installers for an international market with just a few clicks. [...]

Desktop Bridge Target Devices

August 2nd, 2017 - Wednesday

Getting your Win32/.NET application in the Windows Store has never been easier, thanks to Microsoft’s Desktop Bridge support you can start migrating your app in just a few hours. You can read our introduction about the Desktop Bridge if this is your first encounter with this technology. [...]

WACK Validation

July 28th, 2017 - Friday

Getting your application in the Windows Store can be at times a difficult process, this is why Advanced Installer helps you with Windows App Certification Kit(WACK) validation, to make sure your app is ready to publish. [...]

Advanced Installer 14.2 Released

July 26th, 2017 - Wednesday

Windows 10 updates are being released more often than ever. Keep your software up to date with the latest requirements from Microsoft, validate it using the Windows App Certification Kit (WACK), with just one click. Check the video below to see how we integrate the WACK in your build process. [...]


July 21st, 2017 - Friday

Building packages can be quite challenging and complicated at times, this is why Advanced Installer offers a way to have an overview of your package content as well as creating reports to document the entire process. [...]

New Language

July 7th, 2017 - Friday

Advanced Installer comes with a multitude of languages built-in, but there are cases when you need to localize a new language or change an existing one. [...]

Multilingual Packages

July 4th, 2017 - Tuesday

In a global market, it is essential to make the installation process of your software as easy to understand as possible; localizing your installer UI is one of the most important actions you can take. [...]

Advanced Installer 14.1.1 Released

June 30th, 2017 - Friday

Advanced Installer 14.1 Released

June 27th, 2017 - Tuesday

Back in June 2007, we launched version 5.0 of Advanced Installer that marked the debut of our Repackager. Fast forward 10 years and now the Repackager has built-in support to connect to remote Hyper-V machines, taking your packaging process to the next level. [...]

Repackager Anniversary

June 26th, 2017 - Monday

Back in June 2007, we launched version 5.0 of Advanced Installer and introduced all our users with the first version of the Repackager. It was the start of a wonderful journey into a new realm of application (re)packaging, which has brought many great results to our users and us. [...]

Windows 10 Creators Update

June 20th, 2017 - Tuesday

A deep dive into our recent major release, Advanced Installer 14, on the updates it brings for Windows 10 Creators Update. [...]

Multiple Instances

June 7th, 2017 - Wednesday

Install numerous instances of your application on a single machine by using Advanced Installer’s built-in Multiple Instances feature. [...]

AppX for Desktop Bridge

June 1st, 2017 - Thursday

You may be wondering why you should repackage your application to the new AppX format for desktop applications, what are the advantages? Here are only a few: [...]

Advanced Installer 14.0.2 Released

May 19th, 2017 - Friday

BUILD 2017

May 10th, 2017 - Wednesday

If you are attending BUILD, in Seattle, visit the Advanced Installer booth on the expo floor. We’ve got some great new tools to showcase from our latest release. Together with our Microsoft colleagues, we’ve worked hard over the last couple of months to help you get your desktop application in the Windows Store and reach new users. [...]

Advanced Installer 14.0.1 Released

May 9th, 2017 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 14.0 Released

May 7th, 2017 - Sunday

Fast forward your desktop application development with the unique debugging options from our new Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 extension, for Desktop Bridge apps. Take a look how easy it is to debug your applications inside an UWP app container, in the video below. [...]

Debug Desktop Bridge Apps in Visual Studio

May 5th, 2017 - Friday

Debug your desktop application inside an UWP app container (Desktop Bridge) using the Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 extension from Advanced Installer Professional edition, or higher. [...]

Desktop Bridge Setup Converter

May 4th, 2017 - Thursday

Convert your application/game installer package to a 100% compliant AppX, ready for the Windows Store. Do not worry about code or conversion changes, Desktop Bridge Setup Converter will make a seamless transition of your current installer to the new AppX format. [...]

Distribute Desktop Apps Using Desktop Bridge

April 13th, 2017 - Thursday

This guest blog post is written by Matteo Pagani. He has been a Microsoft MVP for almost 5 years, then he joined Microsoft as a Windows AppConsult Engineer. In his role, he helps developers from all around the world to bring their apps on Windows and to leverage all the new features and technologies that are being added to the ecosystem, like the Universal Windows Platform, the Desktop Bridge, Cortana, etc. [...]

Application Tiles

April 7th, 2017 - Friday

Make your application stand out from the crowd, use native tiles. You can easily customize how your tile looks in the in Start Menu with options like custom logos, colors and more. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.8.1 Released

April 4th, 2017 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 13.8 Released

March 30th, 2017 - Thursday

Modernize your deployment, create a single EXE package that installs either an MSI, on Windows 7 or 8.1, or an AppX package on Windows 10, all from a single Advanced Installer project. [...]

MSI Condition Editor

March 29th, 2017 - Wednesday

Simplify and customize your installer conditions by using the MSI Condition Editor. With features like Auto-complete, Validate or Expression Wizard, you will ensure that your conditions are always correct and up to standards. [...]

AppDetails Library

March 16th, 2017 - Thursday

Every application is a puzzle for IT professionals to figure out when it comes to a customized, silent deployment. What switches will the setup accept? How can automatic updates be disabled? How can shortcuts be managed? How can system restarts be prevented? [...]

MSI Transforms

March 8th, 2017 - Wednesday

Transforms enable fast and easy MSI preparing for automatic deployment. Create responsive and differential transforms with just a few clicks, following our wizard. [...]

Visual Studio 2017

March 7th, 2017 - Tuesday

As a Visual Studio Industry Partner, we at Caphyon are always working together with Microsoft to improve the Visual Studio experience of our users. To see how Visual Studio and Advanced Installer work together check out the links at the bottom of the page. [...]

Win32 App Install Switch

March 3rd, 2017 - Friday

In the latest Windows Insiders update there is a new OS-level switch that allows users to block installation of Win32 apps outside of the Windows Store. This means your MSI/EXE setups may no longer install for users that have this option enabled. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.7 Released

February 27th, 2017 - Monday

Excited about the upcoming Visual Studio 2017? So are we! That is why, together with Microsoft, we have prepared a fresh update for our Windows Installer tools integration into the integrated development environment. [...]

Debugging Virtual Applications: Part 2

February 24th, 2017 - Friday

This guest blog post is by Steve Thomas. He is a senior consultant at Microsoft, and his interests include cloud/virtualization technologies, AppCompat, Azure, Xbox and the New Orleans Saints. [...]

Repackager Assistant

February 21st, 2017 - Tuesday

Document your repackaging process and save time on package maintenance operations and training new packagers, by using the Repackager Assistant. [...]

The Case of the Missing Shortcut Icon

February 17th, 2017 - Friday

This guest blog is by Vigneshwaran Velayudham, who is a Microsoft MVP for Application Virtualization, and an Grandmaster. He spends his time by troubleshooting, blogging and working on various packaging tools, both for Windows and MAC. He is a regular contributor in providing solutions to query in Microsoft Technet for App-V. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.6 Released

February 15th, 2017 - Wednesday

Save time and streamline the software packaging process inside your company. The Repackager Assistant included in this release automatically creates documentation for any application you repackage. [...]

Table Editor

February 13th, 2017 - Monday

Take full control over your MSI tables with Advanced Installer's built-in editor. Extend the easy to use options from our GUI, and customize your package just as you need to. [...]

On Debugging Virtual Applications: Part 1

February 9th, 2017 - Thursday

This guest blog post is by Steve Thomas. He is a senior consultant at Microsoft, and his interests include cloud/virtualization technologies, AppCompat, Azure, Xbox and the New Orleans Saints. [...]

Build Events

February 6th, 2017 - Monday

Automation is never enough. Save time, eliminate human errors and streamline your build process with the predefined support for build events from Advanced Installer. [...]

Application Virtualization Smackdown

February 2nd, 2017 - Thursday

This guest blog post is by Rory Monaghan, CTO of Americas for Algiz Technology. Rory has been awarded as a Microsoft MVP for Application Virtualization, and CTA by Citrix and vExpert by VMware. [...]

Advanced App Analytics

January 25th, 2017 - Wednesday

Know your users, understand how they use your application and improve it to fit their requirements. Get live insights on how many unique users launch your application daily and how many times they launch it. [...]

ConfigMgr LogFile Opener

January 24th, 2017 - Tuesday

This is a guest post by Simon Dettling. He works in Switzerland as a Systems Engineer. His main focus lies on Client and Application Management, using Products like System Center Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and Application Virtualization (App-V). He started working as an IT-Professional in 2012 and blogging in 2015 ( with the intention to share some thoughts and gotchas that he encounters in every day work. Besides the blog, he is also frequently moderating and answering posts in the Microsoft TechNet Forums, mainly in the App-V and ConfigMgr Sections. [...]

ICE Validations and Fixes

January 20th, 2017 - Friday

The installation is the first experience your users have, before using your application. ICEs help make sure your installer is compliant with the Windows standards for application packaging and deployment. [...]

App-V Context Menu Shortcuts

January 18th, 2017 - Wednesday

This guest blog is by Vigneshwaran Velayudham, who is a Microsoft MVP for Application Virtualization, and an Grandmaster. He spends his time by troubleshooting, blogging and working on various packaging tools, both for Windows and MAC. He is a regular contributor in providing solutions to query in Microsoft Technet for App-V. [...]

Office Add-in Deployment

January 10th, 2017 - Tuesday

Simplify deployment for your add-in users with a Windows 10 compliant package. Put an end to support calls for solving add-in registration problems or enterprise deployment related issues. [...]

App-V for ISVs

December 20th, 2016 - Tuesday

This guest blog post is by Tim Mangan, owner of TMurgent Technologies, LLP. Awarded a Microsoft MVP for Application Virtualization, and CTP by Citrix, Tim speaks and writes about all forms of virtualization as well as performance topics around the world. [...]

Holiday Promo

December 15th, 2016 - Thursday

Save hundreds of dollars. Get your new licenses, upgrades or maintenance plans and automatically save 25% from any purchase you make until January 1st. No discount code or discount coupon necessary. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.5 Released

December 14th, 2016 - Wednesday

Unleash the power of UWP apps, customize your AppX package with just a few clicks, from our dedicated GUI for AppX packages. [...]

Antivirus Whitelisting

December 7th, 2016 - Wednesday

If you're a software vendor doing multiple releases a year, you're bound to hit (and hate) this problem - false-positive detection by antivirus solutions. It's just one of the neverending problems of ISVs that's eating a chunk of our time, without any ROI. [...]

Desktop Bridge Update

December 1st, 2016 - Thursday

This guest blog post is by Tim Mangan, owner of TMurgent Technologies, LLP. Awarded a Microsoft MVP for Application Virtualization, and CTP by Citrix, Tim speaks and writes about all forms of virtualization as well as performance topics around the world. [...]

Project Notes

November 23rd, 2016 - Wednesday

The Notes pane in Advanced Installer allows you to add comments just as you do when you write code for your application. Saving from the horrible task of having to edit the .AIP source file in raw XML, we want to encourage you to document the installer configuration as you are used to document code. [...]

Google Analytics Integration

November 21st, 2016 - Monday

Starting with version 2.9 of Installer Analytics you can integrate our service with Google Analytics and take your data analysis to the next level. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.4 Released

November 16th, 2016 - Wednesday

Together with Microsoft we are working on creating the best development tools to help you build and deploy your application. [...]

Visual Studio Extension

November 15th, 2016 - Tuesday

Set up your complete development environment using the Advanced Installer extension for Visual Studio. This feature is available in all editions, including Freeware, and our support starts from VS 2010 up to the latest version. [...]

Installer Analytics 3.0

November 14th, 2016 - Monday

The latest version of Installers Analytics is now live. Version 3.0 brings you a completely new insight on your installations data, exposing precise information on how many successful, cancelled or failed installations have occurred. It also helps you prepare your GUI by providing accurate data on the end-user's DPI options. [...]

Testing in Virtual Machines

November 2nd, 2016 - Wednesday

The built-in virtual machines manager from Advanced Installer allows you to test your MSI installations inside a VM with just a click. Connect your Hyper-V or VMware machines to our manager and we'll do the rest for you. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.3 Released

October 31st, 2016 - Monday

Get more users, publish your Win32/.NET application in the Windows Store, in just a few days. [...]

Segment Integration

October 27th, 2016 - Thursday

Starting with version 2.9 of Installer Analytics you can integrate Segment with our service to gain deeper insights from your data. [...]

Mixpanel Integration

October 21st, 2016 - Friday

Starting with version 2.9 of Installer Analytics you can integrate our service with Mixpanel to gain deeper insights from your data. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.2.2 Released

October 19th, 2016 - Wednesday

Installer Analytics 2.9

October 14th, 2016 - Friday

Grab a sneak peek on the latest features we’ve included in version 2.9 of Installer Analytics. The most important mentions being: integrations with other analytics platforms, time zone bounded reports and more detailed information about your user base. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.2.1 Released

October 13th, 2016 - Thursday

Bootstrapper 13.2 Changes

October 12th, 2016 - Wednesday

Starting with version 13.2, all future versions of Advanced Installer are using a new engine to manage prerequisites installations, multiple language and multiple instances support. [...]

MSI Conflict Detector

October 11th, 2016 - Tuesday

The MSI Conflict Detector is a tool that allows you to monitor a repository of MSI packages (no matter with what tool they were built) for breaking conflicts. It can be run manually with full UI or from within scripts, called programmatically. [...]

App-V Automation

October 7th, 2016 - Friday

TweakAppV is a free tool from Advanced Installer that takes App-V 5.x editing, from the command line, to a new level, by offering full access to the package contents. You can automate any operation for hundreds of packages in minutes, saving weeks of manual work. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.2 Released

October 6th, 2016 - Thursday

Start packaging for the future. Build 100% compliant UWP packages for Windows 10. [...]

AppManagEvent 2016

September 30th, 2016 - Friday

For the 5th year in a row the Advanced Installer team is proud to sponsor the AppManagEvent conference. This is the place to be if you want to learn more about application packaging, virtualization, deployment and management, desktop management, mobile device management and privilege management. [...]

Microsoft experiences'16

September 28th, 2016 - Wednesday

Come and talk to us in Paris on October 4-5, at Microsoft experiences'16. You can find us at the ExperTeam booth, our official partner in France. [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2016

September 21st, 2016 - Wednesday

Once again, the Advanced Installer Team will be at Microsoft Ignite. Visit our booth #2354 and you'll be able to speak directly with the engineers that are building Advanced Installer. Besides the free lessons you can also get our free Advanced Installer swags. [...]

UWP Packaging

September 14th, 2016 - Wednesday

Package once, deploy anywhere. Package and deliver applications for the entire Windows 10 platform using the latest version of Advanced Installer. Get your app in front of the biggest users base an OS ever had through the Windows Store and our Desktop Bridge support. [...]

Installer Analytics 2.8 is live

September 7th, 2016 - Wednesday

It has been some time since we made our last release but we haven't spent all summer at the beach. We've got some great stuff to for you and version 2.8 includes just a few, so stay tuned for more. [...]

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

August 5th, 2016 - Friday

On August 2nd, 2016 Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. One of the most important features from this update is Project Centennial, this support allows you to easily migrate your Win32 applications to UWP, thus be able to publish the app in the Windows store, without re-writing your code. [...]

App-V 5.x Compatibility

July 21st, 2016 - Thursday

Assess and plan your packaging process easily by validating your applications against the App-V compatibility rules. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.1 Released

July 19th, 2016 - Tuesday

The Anniversary Update for Windows 10 is getting closer. Along with it we are working on Advanced Installer to get you ready. [...]

Repackager QA

July 18th, 2016 - Monday

Verify what resources were added, modified or removed in the repackaged installation by comparing the results with the original installation, all within Advanced Installer's GUI. [...]

BriForum Boston

July 13th, 2016 - Wednesday

Microsoft has announced starting this summer App-V will be a built-in Windows feature. This brings desktop virtualization to a new level. If you want to learn more on the topic from the industry experts join us in Boston at BriForum 2016, between July 26-28th. [...]

Advanced Installer 13.0 Released

June 2nd, 2016 - Thursday

Advanced Installer brings the future Windows application packaging and deployment standard, AppX, to your existing Win32/.NET applications, through full support for Project Centennial. [...]

BriForum London

May 24th, 2016 - Tuesday

Our team just came back from London. We were extremely happy to be one of the sponsors for what is probably the best conference on desktop virtualization from Europe, BriForum. [...]

Launch Conditions vs. Prerequisites

April 20th, 2016 - Wednesday

Use precise data from Installer Analytics to decide when it is better to include a prerequisite into your installer or to use a launch condition. Making the right choice can help you simplify the installation steps, thus provide a faster and simpler installation process for your users. [...]

AppX and Project Centennial

April 12th, 2016 - Tuesday

Package your Win32/.NET application as an AppX package and leverage all the benefits of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Without any changes you can have your current application in the Windows Store and get access to all the new WinRT APIs. [...]

App Delivery Challenges for Software Developers

March 29th, 2016 - Tuesday

This guest blog post is by Tim Mangan, owner of TMurgent Technologies, LLP. Awarded a Microsoft MVP for Application Virtualization, and CTP by Citrix, Tim speaks and writes about all forms of virtualization as well as performance topics around the world. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.8 Released

March 23rd, 2016 - Wednesday

Virtual machines are mandatory if you want to optimize your testing or repackaging efforts. Version 12.8 includes built-in support to create new virtual machines directly from within Advanced Installer. [...]

Merge Modules

March 11th, 2016 - Friday

Merge modules are the Windows Installer standard for reusable setup logic and resources. Development teams can build and distribute MSM files that include installer components and functionality shared between applications. [...]

Monitoring Desktop Installations

March 4th, 2016 - Friday

You might think that the users downloading your application also install it. That is not true. If you want to see how many users install your application successfully you need to track the application, in this case its setup package. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.7.2 Released

February 22nd, 2016 - Monday

Validation of RC files

February 16th, 2016 - Tuesday

The RC Text Bounds Checker is an open source command line tool that helps you build an application UI which will look good on any screen size, no matter its DPI settings. [...]

Exposing a bug with analytics

February 9th, 2016 - Tuesday

Finding bugs is never easy. You get customer complaints, spend tens of hours reproducing and fixing the problems, then start all over again. It's the never-ending circle of software development. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.7.1 Released

February 8th, 2016 - Monday

Advanced Installer 12.7 Released

February 4th, 2016 - Thursday

The 12.7 release is a major security update containing two very important security features: [...]

Installer Vulnerability

January 7th, 2016 - Thursday

A vulnerability in all Windows OSes allows a malicious DLL to hijack your EXE installer upon launch. While the EXE shows your legitimate digital signature the attacker DLL will be able to run in the background. [...]

SHA-2 Upgrade

January 5th, 2016 - Tuesday

Starting with January 1st, 2016 Microsoft is implementing a mandatory update of the Digital Signature system from SHA-1 to SHA-2 in order to deal with the decreasing security of the SHA-1 digital signatures. A limited dual-signing system is supported for backwards compatibility. [...]

Mailbird Case Study

December 21st, 2015 - Monday

The team behind Mailbird has one vision, to create "The world's best email solution that is highly secure, fast and innovative" and it will stop at nothing to build remarkable email software that helps everyday people and professionals take control of their life. Mailbird goes over and beyond, delivering real global email solutions with the best services. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.6.1 Released

December 14th, 2015 - Monday

Advanced Installer 12.6 Released

December 8th, 2015 - Tuesday

The 12.6 release further refines our App-V support. We've made it faster for you to convert standard packages to App-V with a redesigned wizard and also extended our support for COM objects inside App-V packages. [...]

Installer Analytics

December 3rd, 2015 - Thursday

With one click you learn how users install, upgrade or remove your applications. You also get those uninstall surveys that are so valuable for improving your application. [...]

Official Partners

November 23rd, 2015 - Monday

Our partners can offer dedicated training and license reselling services for Advanced Installer. Some partners also offer their services in the neighbouring countries, we recommend to contact your closest partner for more details. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.5.1 Released

November 19th, 2015 - Thursday

Connect(); 2015

November 18th, 2015 - Wednesday

Join us to hear directly from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman on what Microsoft is preparing for developers. Get deeper insights into Microsoft's exciting announcements with over 70 on-demand sessions. Interact with the engineering team members behind Microsoft tools and technologies to help you get started. [...]

Visual Studio updates

November 17th, 2015 - Tuesday

Starting this summer we are a VSIP premier member, working together with Microsoft's team to deliver you our best Visual Studio extension. [...]

App-V Context Launcher

November 6th, 2015 - Friday

App-V Context Launcher is a free tool built by us that allows you to run natively installed applications inside an App-V bubble. [...]

Uninstall Survey

October 29th, 2015 - Thursday

You know everything your user does on your website from the moment he loads the first page until he downloads a trial version of your application. But you don't understand why so few users buy your application. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.5 Released

October 21st, 2015 - Wednesday

Reduce your support costs with better testing. Virtual Machines are the perfect candidate for fast and efficient testing and now even for debugging your installers, using our new support for MSI logging in VMs. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.4.2 Released

September 23rd, 2015 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 12.4.1 Released

September 15th, 2015 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 12.4 Released

September 7th, 2015 - Monday

Maximize your market outreach with our full support for the just launched Microsoft Windows 10. Seamlessly include predefined OS and Office 2016 launch conditions or the latest .NET prerequisites. [...]

Windows 10 Installers

August 24th, 2015 - Monday

Combining the strengths of Windows 8 and Windows 7, Microsoft announces Windows 10 to be the best Windows yet, a firm bridge between PC and tablet. With such a huge popularity in perspective, assuring your apps install and run correctly on Windows 10 should be your top priority. [...]

Bamboo Plugin

August 19th, 2015 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer's officially supported Bamboo plugin has been released. Now you can configure your Bamboo-based build machines even easier, setting up the final stage of your build (i.e. building the setup package for your application) is just a few clicks away with our plugin. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.3.1 Released

August 10th, 2015 - Monday

Product SKUs

August 3rd, 2015 - Monday

Wondering how to dole out your product's functionality in license editions like Professional, Enterprise or Architect? With Advanced Installer's Stock Keeping Units support you can seamlessly group features and generate edition specific serial keys. [...]

AppManagEvent 2015

July 21st, 2015 - Tuesday

For the 4th year in a row the Advanced Installer team is proud to sponsor the AppManagEvent conference. This is the place to be if you want to learn more about application packaging, virtualization, deployment and management, desktop management, mobile device management and privilege management. [...]

30% off Installer Analytics

July 17th, 2015 - Friday

Installer Analytics keeps adding awesome features and new users. We just passed over 1 million counted installations, next milestone is 100 million. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.3 Released

July 16th, 2015 - Thursday

Are you ready for Windows 10? Jump ahead your competition this summer with predefined launch conditions and support for Office 2016 VSTO add-ins. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.2.1 Released

June 29th, 2015 - Monday

AutoForm GmbH Case Study

June 25th, 2015 - Thursday

AutoForm Engineering GmbH builds software solutions that are an acknowledged industry standard at virtually every automotive OEM and at leading suppliers of tooling, stampings and materials worldwide. Over 600 manufacturers rely on AutoForm's solutions for Sheet Metal Forming. [...]

Serial Validation

June 23rd, 2015 - Tuesday

Easily add serial number protection to your installation packages with Advanced Installer. Two custom and two predefined validation methods are available: server side validation, user defined validation, algorithm verified serials and predefined list of serials. [...]

Trial and Licensing

June 15th, 2015 - Monday

Advanced Installer's trial and licensing feature allows potential clients to evaluate your application before purchasing. It enables them to fully activate the application only with your consent, after receiving a valid license key. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.2 Released

June 10th, 2015 - Wednesday

Windows 10 is just around the corner and turns out Visual Studio 2015 will be on the stage too. We at Advanced Installer are excited to announce that our VS 2015 extension is now available, together with a new set of predefined launch conditions for the latest Microsoft software. [...]

MSI Organization

June 9th, 2015 - Tuesday

Organizing package resources into features and components can easily help you create predefined setup types (Typicall, Complete, Server, Client, etc.), download content on demand through web based installations or self-heal your application to repair broken installations. [...]

TeamCity Plugin

June 2nd, 2015 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer's officially supported TeamCity plugin has been released. Now you can configure your TeamCity-based build machines even easier, setting up the final stage of your build (i.e. building the setup package for your application) is just a few clicks away with our plugin. [...]

Installer Analytics Free Subscription

May 27th, 2015 - Wednesday

Installer Analytics is out of beta, with this release we are also announcing our free 2-month subscription. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.1 Released

May 19th, 2015 - Tuesday

The 12.1 release brings a new set of reports available in your Installer Analytics dashboard. Now you can see how your users uninstall or upgrade your application, which version they are using, the errors they encounter and many more parameters that you can use to fine-tune your application. [...]

Windows Installer Bug

April 29th, 2015 - Wednesday

A bug in Windows Installer expands environment variables present in a folder's name and stops the installation with an error, due to an invalid folder name. [...]

Microsoft Ignite 2015

April 24th, 2015 - Friday

Once again, the Advanced Installer Team will participate at Microsoft Ignite (ex-TechEd). Visit us at booth #331 and you'll be able to speak directly to the engineers that are building Advanced Installer. Besides the free lessons you can also get our free Advanced Installer swags. [...]

Enterprise Application Deployment

April 22nd, 2015 - Wednesday

The packaging and deployment of an application is often a neglected step from its development life cycle. Learn what are the key features required in a professional installation package. [...]

Jenkins Plugin

April 9th, 2015 - Thursday

Advanced Installer's officially supported Jenkins plugin has been released. Now you can configure your Jenkins-based build machines even easier, setting up the final stage of your build (i.e. building the setup package for your application) is just a few clicks away with our plugin. [...]

Advanced Installer 12.0 Released

April 2nd, 2015 - Thursday

With Advanced Installer 12, the Advanced Installer Team is delighted to add another killer tool to the deployment engineer's arsenal: Installer Analytics. Uncover the missing piece of business intelligence in understanding how your application gets deployed to your users' computers. [...]

Firefox MSI package

March 20th, 2015 - Friday

Every time a new version of Firefox has to be installed you must search or test if the settings from the config file have changed, to check if they are still valid or not. [...]

App-V Editor

March 17th, 2015 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer's App-V Editor exclusively enables you to open, edit and save App-V 5.x packages from an easy to use GUI or CLI. Using our high level interface you will be able to configure various elements in the App-V package: [...]

Advanced Installer 11.9 Released

March 17th, 2015 - Tuesday

The 11.9 release brings our new App-V editor. Quickly modify anything in your App-V packages from an user friendly GUI. [...]

MSI Editor

March 3rd, 2015 - Tuesday

Performing MSI quick-edits from Advanced Installer's user interface is extremely easy and intuitive. Configure MSI installers on the fly and save changes as MST transform files, App-V or ThinApp package types. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.8 Released

January 28th, 2015 - Wednesday

The 11.8 release simplifies browsing for IIS websites and application pools. It also brings major enhancements in our virtualization support, with the new ability to import App-V 5.0 packages. [...]

Holiday Promo

December 30th, 2014 - Tuesday

Save hundreds of dollars. Get any new licenses, upgrades or maintenance plans and automatically save 25% from any purchase you make until January 1st. No discount code or discount coupon necessary. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.7.1 Released

December 22nd, 2014 - Monday

Advanced Installer 11.7 Released

December 16th, 2014 - Tuesday

The 11.7 release simplifies browsing for SQL servers and databases, also integrating the custom UI required for SQL connections. [...]

EmEditor Case Study

December 11th, 2014 - Thursday

Advanced Installer is the key to packaging and deploying every new version of EmEditor globally. Automating its distribution means more time can be invested in its development. [...]

ISO 19770-2

December 10th, 2014 - Wednesday

ISO 19770-2 is an international standard that aims to simplify identification of software applications installed on a computer. Advanced Installer allows you to create setup packages that deploy specific information required by this standard to accurately identify the installed application. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.6.3 Released

November 17th, 2014 - Monday

Advanced Installer 11.6.2 Released

November 11th, 2014 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 11.6.1 Released

October 30th, 2014 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 11.6 Released

October 23rd, 2014 - Thursday

The 11.6 release simplifies working with Virtual Machines for repackaging or testing your installers. Create VM profiles containing your virtualization preferences then reuse them every time you need. Automate the UI interaction for even quicker testing of your installers in VMs. [...]

Free License

October 14th, 2014 - Tuesday

If you are an active Microsoft MVP or MCT, you can request for a free NFR (not-for-redistribution) Advanced Installer Architect license for your personal use. [...]

Web Deploy

October 13th, 2014 - Monday

Microsoft's Web Deploy technology allows you to copy resources, configure databases, certificates, access control and other required dependencies. Use Advanced Installer to integrate this process into your product's installer and target endpoints such as: [...]

Advanced Installer 11.5.1 Released

October 7th, 2014 - Tuesday

Continuous Integration

September 27th, 2014 - Saturday

Include the installer in a shared mainline and make deployment part of the automatic build. Through its comprehensive command line interface, Advanced Installer offers full support for Continuous Integration of the installer build process. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.5 Released

September 25th, 2014 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 11.5 is the first dedicated installer tool that helps you package your applications for next generation deployment in the Windows App Store. Comprehensive AppX support allows you to start from scratch or import and modify an already existing package. [...]

AppX Packages

September 24th, 2014 - Wednesday

AppX is the next generation, simple and secure packaging format for Microsoft Windows. With Advanced Installer you can easily create Windows Store App packages, having your application ready for deployment in Windows 10 and beyond. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.4.1 Released

August 12th, 2014 - Tuesday

XML Patching

July 31st, 2014 - Thursday

Use the Advanced Installer support to create, update or remove elements, attributes and comments inside XML files or to perform custom searches in the XML files already present on the target system. The XML Editor and XML Search features allow you to: [...]

Advanced Installer 11.4 Released

July 30th, 2014 - Wednesday

The 11.4 release brings a refreshed User Interface implementing the latest Microsoft Windows 8.1 Modern UI principles. Enjoy a simpler, airier user interface while working on your installers. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.3 Released

June 17th, 2014 - Tuesday

The 11.3 release upgrades our System Center Configuration Manager Deployment support with the ability to deploy App-V packages to SCCM and to deploy setups as SCCM applications. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.2.1 Released

May 28th, 2014 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 11.2 Released

May 21st, 2014 - Wednesday

The 11.2 release brings the ability to configure Windows Server Roles on install. Have your installers prepare server machines for their purpose with just a few clicks in Advanced Installer. [...]

Windows Features Configuration

May 20th, 2014 - Tuesday

Establish the required deployment environment on the target operating system by installing prerequisites along with your software. With Advanced Installer's intuitive GUI you're only a few clicks away from setting up sophisticated Windows configuration like: [...]

Advanced Installer 11.1 Released

April 28th, 2014 - Monday

The 11.1 release amplifies the power of the repackager by bringing support for Hyper-V, Microsoft's native virtualization technology. Together with the existing VMWare support, automatically repackaging legacy installers in clean VMs is easier than ever. [...]

CD/DVD AutoRun

April 14th, 2014 - Monday

Use Advanced Installer to swiftly configure your packages for CD/DVD deployment. With the included AutoRun functionality the application can start automatically once a CD or DVD is inserted. [...]

ASP.NET Applications

March 25th, 2014 - Tuesday

Developing Microsoft ASP.NET web apps? Advanced Installer can help you easily deploy your applications in standard Windows Installer MSI packages. Quickly configure all the necessary settings and requirements so that your application is fully functional and ready to serve once the installation is done. [...]

EXE Bootstrapper

March 23rd, 2014 - Sunday

Upgrade the standard MSI extension design and functionality with Advanced Installer's powerful bootstrapper. With Windows Installer technology still at its core, the EXE setup can bring significant improvements, for an even better installation experience for your users. [...]

InnovMetric Case Study

March 17th, 2014 - Monday

Advanced Installer is a vital tool in InnovMetric's chain of development. The key words that would express what Advanced Installer represents in technology of application packaging are reliability, scalability and versatility. [...]

Top Architect Features

March 16th, 2014 - Sunday

Painlessly capture, customize and repackage existing installations into MSI packages. Upgrade legacy setups to Windows Installer technology. [...]

SQL Databases

March 15th, 2014 - Saturday

Web applications often require additional information from databases during installation. Advanced Installer's SQL Databases support can be used as a standalone feature to configure SQL servers or in collaboration with the Internet Information Services feature for complete web applications deployment scenarios. [...]

Dialog Editor

March 14th, 2014 - Friday

The difference between a good installer UI and an awesome installer UI often lies in the little differences, the small tweaks and customizations that make your installer just perfect for your application and your users. [...]

Advanced Installer 11.0 Released

March 13th, 2014 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 11 brings a number of features long requested by system administrators and deployment engineers everywhere. With the newly built-in SCCM support you can create your compliant package and seamlessly deploy it to your System Center Configuration Manager all within the user friendly Advanced Installer IDE. [...]


March 12th, 2014 - Wednesday

System Center Configuration Manager is the standard application deployment solution from Microsoft. It simplifies the complex task of distributing applications to servers, desktops, laptops and mobile devices across large or complex networks. Software can be installed silently and automatically to the specifically targeted users or computers. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.9.1 Released

February 10th, 2014 - Monday

Advanced Installer 10.9 Released

January 23rd, 2014 - Thursday

The 10.9 release opens new horizons for Mac Java programmers with Java 7 on Mac OS X support and the ability to bundle JREs. [...]

Atlassian Case Study

December 10th, 2013 - Tuesday

Atlassian turned to Advanced Installer to make sure that customer experience for its SourceTree for Windows users was easy, fast and reliable. With Advanced Installer, Atlassian's team could also create, customizable and easy to maintain setup packages for their software application. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.8 Released

December 10th, 2013 - Tuesday

The 10.8 release brings the ability to easily visualise the differences between two MSI or MST packages, allowing you to easily spot mistakes or unintended modifications. [...]

Windows 8 Installers

November 25th, 2013 - Monday

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are heading rapidly to become some of the most important operating systems created by Microsoft, taking software development and deployment in a bold new direction. Throughout these changes, assuring your existing applications install and run correctly on Windows 8/8.1 should be your top priority. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.7.1 Released

November 18th, 2013 - Monday

Advanced Installer 10.7 Released

November 11th, 2013 - Monday

This release brings the ability to run PowerShell scrips as Custom Actions. The power of PowerShell, coupled with an easy to use, built-in inline editor bring an unprecedented level of functionality to setup developers. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.6 Released

September 30th, 2013 - Monday

The 10.6 release brings a fully redesigned Repackager, extended support for creating and converting App-V packages along with new features in our MSI QuickEditor and ODBC support. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.5.2 Released

September 13th, 2013 - Friday

Advanced Installer 10.5.1 Released

September 6th, 2013 - Friday

Advanced Installer 10.5 Released

September 2nd, 2013 - Monday

The 10.5 release brings support for the upcoming Microsoft Windows 8.1 Operating System and Visual Studio 2013 Development Environment. Stay up-to-date and easily create installers using Microsoft's latest tools and OSs. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.3 Released

June 26th, 2013 - Wednesday

The 10.3 release brings the ability to create COM interfaces, a streamlined IIS configuration UI, a command line interface for editing Update Configurations and many more. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.2 Released

May 27th, 2013 - Monday

The 10.2 release brings the ability to configure Windows Features on install. Enable the Windows features your application needs with just a few mouse clicks: from .NET 3.5 on Windows 7 and 8 to IIS. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.1 Released

May 2nd, 2013 - Thursday

The 10.1 release brings the ability to directly edit MSI files without going through a full import/change/build cycle. Do you need to simply and quickly modify an existing MSI before shipping? Look no further. [...]

Advanced Installer 10.0 Released

March 21st, 2013 - Thursday

Celebrating ten years since its birth in March 2003, Advanced Installer 10 is the culmination of a decade of installer research, of relentless efforts to make the Windows Installer technology more manageable and accessible to countless developers worldwide. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.9 Released

February 4th, 2013 - Monday

The 9.9 release makes the Repackager one of the most powerful tools for System Administrators, supporting fast, automated repackages in clean Virtual Machines. Unleash that Serial Repackager in you! [...]

Advanced Installer 9.8 Released

December 20th, 2012 - Thursday

The 9.8 release brings support for importing existing App-V packages into Advanced Installer projects for easy GUI-driven customization. The result can then be built as MSI, App-V or Thinapp packages. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.7 Released

November 29th, 2012 - Thursday

The 9.7 release further improves our SharePoint Installer support. [...]

RAD Tools

November 1st, 2012 - Thursday

If you're distributing a RAD tool, providing your clients with a full installer authoring feature is only a couple of steps away. Windows Installer is the most popular engine for deploying applications and Advanced Installer's mission is to help any user meet its standards in an easy, interactive way. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.6.1 Released

October 18th, 2012 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 9.6 Released

October 5th, 2012 - Friday

The 9.6 release introduces support for Microsoft Office 2013. Easily install Office Add-ins, or check for the suite's availability on the user's computer with a simple launch condition. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.5 Released

September 10th, 2012 - Monday

The 9.5 release introduces a brand new installer theme, inspired from the modern UI look of the upcoming Windows 8 Operating System. Get your installers ready for the future. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.4 Released

July 26th, 2012 - Thursday

The 9.4 release introduces the ability to create single installers that can install multiple product SKUs based on the serial number provided. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.3 Released

June 26th, 2012 - Tuesday

The 9.3 release helps Embarcadero developers quickly creating installers for their applications by directly importing their RAD Studio project. Upgrading from WISE? No need to re-create your installer from scratch. Just import your project and you're good to go. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.2 Released

May 23rd, 2012 - Wednesday

The 9.2 release brings support for single-dialog installers. Simplify your installer's User Interface to the max by removing any unneeded dialogs. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.1.1 Released

May 14th, 2012 - Monday

Advanced Installer 9.1 Released

May 2nd, 2012 - Wednesday

The 9.1 release brings support for the latest Windows 8 Consumer Preview, Internet Explorer 10 and Internet Information Server 8 from Microsoft. Visual Studio 11 (beta) integration and project import is also available. [...]

Advanced Installer 9.0.1 Released

April 4th, 2012 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 9.0 Released

March 26th, 2012 - Monday

The 9.0 release brings a much awaited refresh for Advanced Installer's User Interface. Discover and employ installer functionality easier than ever before with the Ribbon Toolbar and a simplified, streamlined command structure. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.9 Released

January 26th, 2012 - Thursday

The 8.9 release further refines our Prerequisites support. Beyond scheduling extra packages install before, during or after the main installation, you can now have repair or uninstall operations for your feature-based prerequisites as well. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.8.2 Released

January 16th, 2012 - Monday

Advanced Installer 8.8.1 Released

December 28th, 2011 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 8.8 Released

December 22nd, 2011 - Thursday

The 8.8 release brings full support for VMware ThinApp. Together with the existing App-V support, Advanced Installer is ready to fulfill all your Application Virtualization needs. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.7.1 Released

December 9th, 2011 - Friday

Advanced Installer 8.7 Released

November 29th, 2011 - Tuesday

The 8.7 release brings full support for Software Identification Tag by implementing the ISO 19770-2 standard. The easiest way to make sure your software products are in compliance. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.6 Released

October 19th, 2011 - Wednesday

The 8.6 release introduces Quick Filter: the fastest way to navigate Windows Installer's powerful functionality yet. Simply type a few characters and you'll be taken to the feature you need. Never get lost scanning menus and options again. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.5 Released

September 19th, 2011 - Monday

The 8.5 release helps you fix MSI package validation errors automatically. Errors are highlighted during validation and fixes are helpfully suggested and applied if available. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.4 Released

August 16th, 2011 - Tuesday

The 8.4 release brings support for launching your Java programs on any available platform, automatically recognising and using installed 32-bit or 64-bit JRE. [...]

SharePoint Installer

August 8th, 2011 - Monday

Advanced Installer offers complete Windows Installer support for SharePoint applications. Forget about creating installers for your SharePoint solutions by hand. With Advanced Installer you can do this in just a couple of minutes as the whole package creation process is wizard driven and it does not require manually editing any configuration files. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.3 Released

July 26th, 2011 - Tuesday

The 8.3 release introduces the Advanced Installer extension for Microsoft Visual Studio, offering a better integration of your installer into your IDE for an improved development work-flow. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.2 Released

June 6th, 2011 - Monday

The 8.2 release takes the pain out of creating SharePoint Solution installers. A handy wizard will import your solution and will produce a standard, compliant MSI installer. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.1.3 Released

April 27th, 2011 - Wednesday

VSIX Installer

April 26th, 2011 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer provides a quick and easy way to distribute add-ins and extensions for Microsoft Visual Studio 2017. It will automatically generate all the required files, so you don't need to configure your installer manually. [...]


April 25th, 2011 - Monday

Advanced Installer offers a fast and uniform installation of your web applications on multiple servers without the need to manually configure IIS on every machine. Since it provides a tight Windows Installer integration it enables you to dynamically configure IIS settings through Formatted fields, Properties, Conditions, Installer User Interface. IIS servers from versions 5, 6 and 7 up to the latest 8 version are supported. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.1.2 Released

April 18th, 2011 - Monday

Advanced Installer 8.1.1 Released

April 4th, 2011 - Monday

Advanced Installer 8.1 Released

March 31st, 2011 - Thursday

The 8.1 release enriches Advanced Installer's theme support with Theme Variations. Alternative backgrounds, colors, frames and UI elements provided for each built-in theme offer countless stylistic variations able to tweak your favorite design to perfection. [...]

Installer UI

December 14th, 2010 - Tuesday

The first part of your application experience, the installer User Interface is also the way your users start interacting and taking decisions about how they want to work with your product. This is why Advanced Installer strives to create beautiful, easy to use and powerful User Interfaces. [...]

Multiple Installers

December 10th, 2010 - Friday

Often you need to create distinct install packages of your products, configured for different platforms or editions. Advanced Installer makes this extremely easy with its integrated build system which allows you to generate multiple separate installers from a single project. [...]

Installer Localization

November 25th, 2010 - Thursday

In an increasingly globalized world, customers demand software products adapted to their culture and environment, starting from the installation process up to the application itself. Localizing setups in Advanced Installer is just as easy as authoring your package and selecting the desired languages for your project. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.0.2 Released

November 24th, 2010 - Wednesday


November 22nd, 2010 - Monday

More and more companies choose to implement virtual applications because they offer fast and easy deployment, reduced security risks and the possibility to run multiple versions of the same application, just to name a few benefits. [...]

Advanced Installer 8.0.1 Released

November 12th, 2010 - Friday

Advanced Installer 8.0 Released

November 11th, 2010 - Thursday

The 8.0 release brings full support for Microsoft's Application Virtualization technology. Package your applications to be able to run without being physically installed on the user's computer. Centralized management, rapid delivery and reduced conflicts are just a few of the benefits delivered by the newly introduced Advanced Installer Architect edition. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.7 Released

June 17th, 2010 - Thursday

The 7.7 release adds full support for the latest Microsoft development tools: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0. From prerequisites and launch conditions to project import, using and targeting cutting edge technologies is much easier now. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.6.1 Released

May 3rd, 2010 - Monday

Advanced Installer 7.6 Released

April 8th, 2010 - Thursday

The 7.6 release improves the ability to capture and repackage existing installers with a native 64-bit repackager ready to run on systems like 64-bit Windows 7. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.5.2 Released

March 1st, 2010 - Monday

Advanced Installer 7.5.1 Released

February 11th, 2010 - Thursday


February 1st, 2010 - Monday

The installer is the first part of your application seen by the user. A good impression is essential for your success, while a smooth, simple install experience ensures a higher rate of happy users. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.5 Released

January 27th, 2010 - Wednesday

The 7.5 release brings three new gorgeous, modern Installer Themes built on top of our Enhanced Native UI. Adding to the over 40 existing Classic themes, they take advantage of Windows 7/Vista controls while implementing a smoother, simpler install experience. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.3.1 Released

November 23rd, 2009 - Monday

Advanced Installer 7.3 Released

November 9th, 2009 - Monday

The 7.3 release brings the simplicity and customizability of HTML to your installer's user interface. Create beautiful UIs scripted to respond to user input and installer events through the included Windows Installer - JavaScript full two-way bridge. [...]

Windows 7 Installers

October 22nd, 2009 - Thursday

The operating system newly released by Microsoft, Windows 7 is widely expected to become the most installed and used OS on personal computers. Just like with Vista or XP, Advanced Installer is already there, helping you employ its new features, making sure your applications integrate perfectly and your installers run without any issues on Windows 7. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.2.1 Released

October 1st, 2009 - Thursday

Top Classic Features

September 29th, 2009 - Tuesday

Digitally sign included files and any generated file (launcher, stub, helper) or archive. Authenticate your products and gain your customer's trust. [...]

Top New Features

September 28th, 2009 - Monday

Track and monitor your setup packages. Learn how your users install, upgrade or remove your applications.Since [...]

Top Freeware Features

September 25th, 2009 - Friday

Create valid MSI setups for your applications respecting all written and unwritten Windows Installer rules. [...]

Top Professional Features

September 24th, 2009 - Thursday

Web Sites, Virtual Directories and Web Applications, App-Pools, User Accounts. [...]

Top for Java Features

September 23rd, 2009 - Wednesday

Create packages containing only native code and technologies. Ensure the smallest footprint, no overhead and the tightest platform integration for your installers. [...]

Top Enterprise Features

September 22nd, 2009 - Tuesday

Insert, replace or remove elements and attributes in XML files. [...]

Top Exclusive Features

September 21st, 2009 - Monday

Track and monitor your setup packages. Learn how your users install, upgrade or remove your applications.Since [...]

Top 10 Features

September 18th, 2009 - Friday

Visually customise existing installer dialogs or create new ones from scratch. Save dialog templates and reuse dialogs between projects. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.2 Released

September 8th, 2009 - Tuesday

The 7.2 release completes our Windows Mobile support with the ability to install mobile applications through desktop ActiveSync. Easily specify Windows CE applications and prerequisites to be installed conditionally or together on smartphones and other mobile devices directly from the user's desktop. [...]


August 31st, 2009 - Monday

Legacy installation packages not using the industry standard Windows Installer engine can be easily converted into reliable MSI packages and benefit from the advantages of the latest Windows Installer technologies. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.1.3 Released

July 29th, 2009 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 7.1.2 Released

July 23rd, 2009 - Thursday

Windows Mobile

July 21st, 2009 - Tuesday

Mobile access is becoming increasingly important in today's connected world. A mobile component for your services and applications is no longer optional but a requirement for success. Advanced Installer raises to the challenge and helps you quickly and effortlessly build installers for mobile devices based on the latest Windows CE OS-based platforms. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.1.1 Released

July 9th, 2009 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 7.1 Released

July 8th, 2009 - Wednesday

The 7.1 release completes our Windows 7 and Windows Installer 5.0 compatibility and support. From new features readily available to your installers to better usability and OS integration, Advanced Installer makes checking for and using the new Microsoft platform a snap. [...]

Advanced Installer 7.0.1 Released

May 27th, 2009 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 7.0 Released

May 25th, 2009 - Monday

The 7.0 release breaks new ground with the addition of full support for the Windows Mobile Platforms. Finally creating fully featured installers for your smartphone applications becomes just as easy as creating installers for your desktop products. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.9.1 Released

March 23rd, 2009 - Monday

Advanced Installer 6.9 Released

March 18th, 2009 - Wednesday

The 6.9 release helps you build installers able to install multiple instances of a product on the same computer, avoiding conflicts through separate resource (file and registry) spaces. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.8 Released

February 5th, 2009 - Thursday

The 6.8 version makes switching to Windows Installer easier than ever before by importing Inno Setup projects. Move to MSI setups without losing the time and effort already invested into your installers. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.7.1 Released

December 8th, 2008 - Monday

Advanced Installer 6.7 Released

November 26th, 2008 - Wednesday

The 6.7 release introduces a Licensing module supporting trials and registrations. Configurable with just a couple of mouse clicks, it is perfect for the busy software publisher, freeing you from having to implement your own custom solutions. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.6 Released

October 3rd, 2008 - Friday

The 6.6 version offers new ready to use, predefined prerequisites, from .NET Framework 3.5 SP1, SQL Server Express to Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8. A brand-new Repository allows you to store any prerequisite you define yourself and reuse it in other projects. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.5.2 Released

August 29th, 2008 - Friday

Advanced Installer 6.5.1 Released

August 21st, 2008 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 6.5 Released

August 19th, 2008 - Tuesday

The 6.5 version completes the full implementation of Windows Installer 4.5 features. Embed multiple MSIs in a unified setup package and install them chained in a single, atomic transaction. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.4.1 Released

July 18th, 2008 - Friday

Windows Firewall

July 7th, 2008 - Monday

Microsoft OSs come with a built-in personal firewall which provides a barrier against network-based intrusions. Advanced Installer helps integrate your networking applications with Windows Firewall, providing the best possible firewall experience for your users. [...]

Custom Actions

July 4th, 2008 - Friday

Most applications have a standard setup process which basically involves installing files and creating registry entries. However, there are situations when the built-in Windows Installer actions are not sufficient for more complex deployment tasks. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.4 Released

June 16th, 2008 - Monday

The 6.4 version adds full transaction support for SQL Databases and the ability to automatically discover and display Microsoft SQL Servers available on the network at install time. [...]

Games Explorer

June 10th, 2008 - Tuesday

The Games Explorer provides game developers with a secure and attractive way to present their games to users in Windows 7. As part of its extensive Windows 7 support, Advanced Installer offers one-click integration in Games Explorer and registration in Windows Media Center. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.3.1 Released

May 20th, 2008 - Tuesday


May 19th, 2008 - Monday

When creating MSI setups it is of great help if you can get a head start and don't have to start from scratch. Advanced Installer's powerful import capabilities allow you to leverage your existing installers and projects by importing or converting them into Advanced Installer projects. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.3 Released

May 7th, 2008 - Wednesday

The 6.3 version delivers tremendous time-saving features for game developers: one-click integration in Windows Vista's Games Explorer and registration in Windows Media Center. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.2 Released

March 6th, 2008 - Thursday

The 6.2 version focuses on further shortening the time required to create new MSI installers. Import your existing Eclipse projects for your Java products, take advantage of the new wizards to quickly create unified 32/64-bit installers, save ready-to-use templates for your future projects. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.1.1 Released

January 31st, 2008 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 6.1 Released

December 18th, 2007 - Tuesday

Starting with the 6.1 version you can create unified 32/64-bit installers for simpler deployment and lower maintenance costs. The installers run as 32-bit on 32-bit platforms and as 64-bit on 64-bit platforms. [...]

Advanced Installer 6.0.1 Released

November 21st, 2007 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 6.0 Released

November 9th, 2007 - Friday

Starting with the 6.0 version you can import third party MSI packages into your own Advanced Installer Projects for further editing and customization. Switching to Advanced Installer has never been easier. [...]


October 15th, 2007 - Monday

Your ability to address customer issues in a timely and cost-effective manner is crucial to your product's success. Using Advanced Installer patches you can quickly create and distribute application fixes and improvements. [...]

Advanced Installer 5.2.2 Released

September 10th, 2007 - Monday

Advanced Installer 5.2.1 Released

August 29th, 2007 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 5.2 Released

August 21st, 2007 - Tuesday

The 5.2 version adds support for installing Control Panel Applets, nested IIS Virtual Directories and many other smaller features and enhancements. [...]

Advanced Installer 5.1.1 Released

July 16th, 2007 - Monday

Advanced Installer 5.1 Released

July 12th, 2007 - Thursday

The 5.1 version adds support for sequencing patches, specifying custom connection strings for running SQL Databases, configuring different install parameters per each build and the ability to permit selecting the language when installing multi-language packages. [...]

Advanced Installer 5.0 Released

June 12th, 2007 - Tuesday

The 5.0 version greatly simplifies the task of creating MSI installers for applications already using other install engines by offering the ability to painlessly capture and repackage existing installations. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.9.2 Released

April 13th, 2007 - Friday

Advanced Installer 4.9.1 Released

April 10th, 2007 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 4.9 Released

April 3rd, 2007 - Tuesday

The 4.9 version introduces the ability to share folders on install, support for authoring removable patches and the option to improve .NET applications performance and startup time by precompiling them to native images on install. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.8.1 Released

March 7th, 2007 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 4.8 Released

March 6th, 2007 - Tuesday

The 4.8 version delivers full CD/DVD AutoRun support, complete with a Vista-compliant Autorun launcher. Other Windows Vista installer improvements are Default Programs support, digitally signing patches and enabling least-privileged patching without UAC prompts. [...]

Installer Compression

March 5th, 2007 - Monday

An installer's packaging can vary a lot, depending on the goals it has to meet. The installer may be required to allow running the product directly from a CD or DVD, it may need to be as small as possible for quick online downloads or to be a standard MSI for corporate network deployment. Advanced Installer supports all these scenarios and more, allowing you to select the best installer compression for your situation. [...]

Digital Signatures

February 28th, 2007 - Wednesday

Today's users and organizations are becoming increasingly wary about installing software of uncertain provenience on their computers. By digitally signing your installers and products in Advanced Installer, you will increase your user's confidence in you and your company, giving them peace of mind about your software. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.7.2 Released

February 16th, 2007 - Friday

Advanced Installer 4.7.1 Released

February 2nd, 2007 - Friday

Vista Installers

February 1st, 2007 - Thursday

Microsoft Windows Vista introduced significant improvements in the areas of user interface, security and performance. Advanced Installer helps you take advantage of these new features, while making sure your installers seamlessly integrate and run without any issues on the new operating system. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.7 Released

January 29th, 2007 - Monday

The 4.7 version greatly improves the Windows Installer Vista User Account Control (UAC) experience with automatically added (optional) shield icons on MSI dialog buttons, the ability to digitally sign any individual file included in the installation and to configure required execution levels for executable and MSI files. [...]

RSS Feeds

January 26th, 2007 - Friday

Staying up to date with the latest installer events can be challenging, considering the fast pace things usually move at. For your convenience, Advanced Installer is now offering two free web feeds you can subscribe to. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.6.4 Released

January 11th, 2007 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 4.6.3 Released

January 5th, 2007 - Friday

Advanced Installer 4.6.2 Released

December 22nd, 2006 - Friday

Advanced Installer 4.6.1 Released

December 19th, 2006 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 4.6 Released

December 12th, 2006 - Tuesday

The 4.6 version enhances the Windows Vista compatibility by adding support for IIS 7 and the Restart Manager. Also new for IIS is the anonymous access and authentication control (users and groups) support and a quick introductory tutorial. Other tutorials and how-to's on different topics were also added. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.5 Released

November 8th, 2006 - Wednesday

Version 4.5 brings Windows Vista compatibility and support, support for database server configuration and SQL script deployment, Windows Task Scheduler, and the ability to pack features in separate CAB files for on-demand web installs. Also new is a testing tool for Windows Installer searches, a custom edit control for visually editing MSI Formatted fields and many more. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.4.1 Released

October 16th, 2006 - Monday

Advanced Installer 4.4 Released

October 3rd, 2006 - Tuesday

Version 4.4 implements the LZMA compression algorithm in bootstrapper for up to 50% smaller install packages. Also new are the support for creating user accounts and groups, a dependency detector for EXE/DLL files, the Ukrainian and Czech localizations, a set of predefined launch conditions, and many more. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.3 Released

August 23rd, 2006 - Wednesday

Version 4.3 improves the IIS support with conditional installs, MIME types configuration, default document list specification and an error policy when attempting to install already existing entities. Also new are the multi-file Custom Actions, temporary installation files, multi-volume data DVD support and an wizard to create Launch Conditions based on searches. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.2 Released

July 24th, 2006 - Monday

Version 4.2 improves the Dialog Editor with a full billboard editor, a repository for dialog sharing and clipboard support for copying controls between dialogs or applications. Also new is a visual Updater project editor for easily creating localizable updates configuration files, .NET Custom Actions support, a New Driver wizard and JPEG and GIF format support for Java application Splash Screens. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.1.2 Released

June 30th, 2006 - Friday

Advanced Installer 4.1.1 Released

June 26th, 2006 - Monday

Advanced Installer 4.1 Released

June 21st, 2006 - Wednesday

Version 4.1 adds a comprehensive set of command line options, enabling a great degree of scripting and automation in the package, patch or merge module creation process. Also new is the multi-file prerequisites support, which allows your packages to ensure the installation of almost any third party software they depend on. [...]

Advanced Installer 4.0 Released

May 29th, 2006 - Monday

Version 4.0 delivers a powerful dialog editor for unlimited control over every detail of the User Interface of MSI packages. Also new is the support for the creation of configurable Merge Modules, and many other enhancements. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.9 Released

April 12th, 2006 - Wednesday

Version 3.9 adds support for creating Merge Modules for packaging independent components used in applications as stand-alone modules (MSM files), a Danish translation, REG files import, improved command line settings and more. Also new is the Enterprise license, introduced with a significant promotional discount. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.8.1 Released

March 27th, 2006 - Monday

Advanced Installer 3.8 Released

March 15th, 2006 - Wednesday

Version 3.8 adds driver installation support using DIFx, HTTPS support for the Updater and a Norwegian (Nynorsk) localization. Also new are a wizard to create Shortcuts, a basic implementation for serial number validation and more. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.7.1 Released

February 22nd, 2006 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 3.7 Released

February 7th, 2006 - Tuesday

Version 3.7 adds support for creating multilingual single-file installs, launching nested installs, and HTTP authentication and server-side license checks for the automatic updater. Also new are a wizard to create Custom Actions, a Polish translation, the ability to add folders to the PATH environment variable of Java products and more. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.6.1 Released

January 17th, 2006 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 3.6 Released

January 9th, 2006 - Monday

Version 3.6 enhances the IIS support with: Web Application mappings, Front Page server extensions and web site default document list. Also new are the side-by-side installs, two more wizards, online installs, Japanese localization, MD5 signatures for the install or downloaded files (prerequisites and updates) and more. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.5.1 Released

December 22nd, 2005 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 3.5 Released

December 12th, 2005 - Monday

Version 3.5 adds IIS support - the ability to configure and deploy web sites, web applications, virtual directories, ISAPI filters, etc. Also new are the isolated components support, qualified/published components support, extracting registration registry entries from self-reg DLLs, Russian localization and more. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.4.2 Released

December 6th, 2005 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 3.4.1 Released

November 28th, 2005 - Monday

Advanced Installer 3.4 Released

November 21st, 2005 - Monday

Version 3.4 adds Advanced Updater - a tool that automatically checks for, downloads and installs patches and updates, making sure your users always have the latest release of your product. Also new are the condition editor, user defined launch conditions and much more. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.3.1 Released

October 6th, 2005 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 3.3 Released

October 4th, 2005 - Tuesday

Version 3.3 adds support for registering COM components, configurable Merge Modules, building Mac OS X packages for Java projects, inclusion and exclusion filters for synchronized folders and more. A new wizard is included, simplifying the project creation process. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.2 Released

September 5th, 2005 - Monday

Version 3.2 adds support for scheduling Custom Actions in the UI sequence, the ability to set the Feature and Directory for each Merge Module, localization for launchers and bootstrappers and more. Thirty additional graphics setup themes are included. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.1.1 Released

August 16th, 2005 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 3.1 Released

August 15th, 2005 - Monday

Version 3.1 adds a new type of prerequisite handling, improvements in the Organization page, support for editing the Library Path of a Java product, the ability to enforce a single instance with notification and parameter passing on secondary launch attempt, and more. Two new languages (French and Norwegian) were also added. [...]

Advanced Installer 3.0.1 Released

July 12th, 2005 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 3.0 Released

July 11th, 2005 - Monday

Version 3.0 adds support for creating MSI packages in other languages. Already included are: German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese and Dutch, while translating additional languages is as easy as editing an XML file. Also new is the support for advertised shortcuts and font registration. [...]

Advanced Installer 2.6.5 Released

May 20th, 2005 - Friday

Advanced Installer 2.6.4 Released

May 11th, 2005 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 2.6.3 Released

May 9th, 2005 - Monday

Advanced Installer 2.6.2 Released

April 22nd, 2005 - Friday

Advanced Installer 2.6.1 Released

April 20th, 2005 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 2.6 Released

April 19th, 2005 - Tuesday

Version 2.6 adds support for creating Windows Installer patches (MSP files), computing file hashes, conditional levels for features and more. [...]

Advanced Installer 2.5.1 Released

March 10th, 2005 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 2.5 Released

March 9th, 2005 - Wednesday

Version 2.5 adds support for creating 64-bit packages, as well as removing files, folders, registry keys and values on install. User defined MSI properties and folders based on properties permit more flexible installation scenarios. [...]

Advanced Installer 2.4.1 Released

February 11th, 2005 - Friday

Advanced Installer 2.4 Released

February 10th, 2005 - Thursday

Version 2.4 adds support for searching for applications and resources on the target computer, installing INI files and entries and sharing components between features. [...]

Advanced Installer 2.3 Released

January 10th, 2005 - Monday

Version 2.3 adds support for installing Internet shortcuts, modifying projects from the command line and logging while running a MSI. The Formatted type editing was improved for easier insertion of file, folder and property references. [...]

Advanced Installer 2.2 Released

December 1st, 2004 - Wednesday

Version 2.2 adds support for multiple volume installs and Microsoft Authenticode Digital ID signature. The Custom Action implementation was expanded to include six new types scheduled in any stage of the install sequence. [...]

Advanced Installer 2.1.1 Released

November 15th, 2004 - Monday

Advanced Installer 2.1 Released

November 9th, 2004 - Tuesday

Version 2.1 adds support for installation folders that are synchronized with disk folders for easier project maintenance, and support for install packages with files not packed in CABs for running programs directly from their install media. Also new are the ability to edit file attributes and to import data sources. [...]

Advanced Installer 2.0.2 Released

October 13th, 2004 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 2.0.1 Released

October 12th, 2004 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 2.0 Released

October 11th, 2004 - Monday

Version 2.0 adds support for .NET and Win32 assemblies and side-by-side installation on Windows XP, enabling multiple versions of the same component to run simultaneously on the system. Further improvements on the User Interface keep Advanced Installer as one of the easiest to use and most powerful Windows Installer authoring tools. [...]

Advanced Installer 1.9 Released

September 20th, 2004 - Monday

Version 1.9 adds the ability to create installers that will launch any type of file at the end of the installation and the ability to create Uninstall shortcuts and other types of command shortcuts. The prerequisite support is improved with a better UI, silent install and command line support. [...]

Advanced Installer 1.8 Released

August 9th, 2004 - Monday

Version 1.8 adds the ability to create installers that will check if prerequisite applications are present on the target machine and optionally download and install them. Supported are: Java Runtime Environment, .NET Framework, Visual Basic Script Engine, DirectX and more, together with user-defined applications. [...]

Advanced Installer 1.7 Released

July 5th, 2004 - Monday

Version 1.7 adds the ability to control in detail the organization of your Windows Installer package by creating and controlling features, selecting the components to be included in each feature and specifying attributes for both features and components. Additionally, this version of Advanced Installer for Java adds the ability to run your Java Application as Win32 Services. [...]

Advanced Installer 1.6 Released

June 7th, 2004 - Monday

Advanced Installer 1.5 Released

May 4th, 2004 - Tuesday

Version 1.5 features the ability to include and install the Windows Installer package, an improved context sensitive help system, and serial code validation for the registration dialog. [...]

Advanced Installer 1.4 Released

March 15th, 2004 - Monday

Version 1.4 features the ability to change user interface dialogs, banners and images, create EXE bootstrappers, and adds support for merge modules and for installing, registering and controlling services. [...]

Advanced Installer 1.3 Released

January 5th, 2004 - Monday

Advanced Installer 1.2 Released

December 12th, 2003 - Friday

Advanced Installer 1.1 Released

December 1st, 2003 - Monday

Advanced Installer 1.0 Released

October 17th, 2003 - Friday

Advanced Installer 0.5 Released

August 3rd, 2003 - Sunday

Advanced Installer 0.4 Released

July 23rd, 2003 - Wednesday

Advanced Installer 0.3 Released

July 10th, 2003 - Thursday

Advanced Installer 0.2 Released

July 1st, 2003 - Tuesday

Advanced Installer 0.1 Released

March 31st, 2003 - Monday