Before licensing Advanced Installer, you can evaluate it by downloading a 30-day fully functional trial version. If you decide to purchase the product, you do not need to uninstall the trial version. Just register it using the License Key you will receive with your purchase confirmation email.
There are five editions of Advanced Installer. Visit our feature comparison matrix to check out the differences.
- Advanced Installer Freeware
- Advanced Installer Professional
- Advanced Installer For Java
- Advanced Installer Enterprise
- Advanced Installer Architect
Compare prices for the available licenses for each edition.
Freeware vs. licensed features
Advanced Installer offers two sets of features: freeware features and licensed features. The feature set is selected by the type of the project you are creating. The "Simple" projects use only freeware features, while the "Professional", "Java Application", "Patch" and other projects employ licensed features.
No license is necessary when using only freeware features in "Simple" projects. Install packages created using these features can be freely redistributed and used both in commercial and non-commercial purpose (subject to EULA).
The non-freeware features require a valid license.
Non-freeware features offer a 30-day trial period, after which you must buy a license in order to keep using them. Otherwise, after the trial period the Build operation will stop working for non-"Simple" projects.
During the trial period, packages created using licensed features may only be used for testing purposes. You may not redistribute them.
How many licenses?
Advanced Installer is licensed per developer. That means you need one license for each developer using the product. Each developer is allowed to install his license on up to 5 computers at the same time, as long as he is the only developer using the Advanced Installer application on those machines.
Also, if you have an unattended software agent/machine which uses the Advanced Installer application (e.g. the build operation is not triggered manually by a developer), then you will need a per-developer license for each one of your software agent (e.g. build server) or a floating license.
A floating license is available as an option of the Enterprise and Architect licenses. It can be used by any developer on any machine (non-simultaneous use). You need one floating license for each developer using the product concurrently.
With a licensed version of Advanced Installer, you can create an unlimited number of install packages and you can distribute them royalty free to an unlimited number of users, to be installed on an unlimited number of computers.
Upgrading your license
If you decide you need certain features found in a different Advanced Installer edition, you can purchase a license upgrade at anytime.
- A License gives you the right to unlimited use of the Advanced Installer product.
- A Maintenance Plan gives you access to application updates and technical support.
Each Advanced Installer license purchase includes a free 6-month Maintenance Plan.