Advanced Installer 20.1 Release Notes

On November 16th, 2022 Caphyon Ltd. is proud to announce the release of Advanced Installer 20.1 in Free, Professional, Enterprise and Architect editions. This release is available for download on the Advanced Installer website.

Starting with version 20 of Advanced Installer, you are able to download and install prerequisites in parallel.

Once the first prerequisite is completely downloaded its installation begins while additional prerequisites continue to be downloaded, resulting in a faster installation of the application.

You can even customize the installer to include a modern progress bar. As a result, every user will be aware of the status of both the download and installation processes, as well as which prerequisite is currently downloading or installing.

Watch the video below to learn how to download and install prerequisites in parallel:

New features, bug fixes, and general improvements are included in the current release. See the full list below.


  • Requested by customer
    Bitness detection in the Office applications launch condition

  • Requested by customer
    PowerShell Automation for Operations property for predefined folder
  • Updated MSIX schema for 22H2

  • Requested by customer
    New option to retrieve version from Assembly version

  • Requested by customer
    Improved the warning message regarding duplicate filenames for TXT updates
  • Predefined prerequisites for .NET 7.0
  • Update "Java Development Kit" launch condition to the latest version "Java SE 19"
  • Update .NET and .NET Core prerequisites to the latest version (6.0.11 & 3.1.31)
Bug fixes
  • Scheduled task installation fails when launched under the system account
  • Local privilege escalation via MSI installer Repair mode

  • Reported by customer
    Settings.ais vulnerability during Repair on advinst.msi - exploit that gains system account privileges
  • Folder Redirections are not added automatically when importing a .RPK file
  • Fixed the download link for Microsoft WebView2 predefined prerequisite

  • Reported by customer
    Handle JSON empty values for properties with numeric type

  • Reported by customer
    When the password argument is absent but previously saved in the project, the "/SetDigitalCertificateFile" command line returns an error

  • Reported by customer
    "InstallTypeDlg" overwrites the path with the default one

  • Reported by customer
    The "ProgressPrereqDlg" dialog is not successfully rendered on Spring theme

  • Reported by customer
    Properties are no longer configurable in a merge module project after they were moved to the new "Properties" view
  • The project is not marked as modified after CN synchronization

  • Reported by customer
    Start Powershell Script fails when PowerShell 2.0 is disabled
  • Crash when creating a new project after searching for a reference
  • The repackager fails to load the custom profiles from the new repository location

  • Reported by customer
    InstallShield Project Import fails during Binary Table Import

  • Reported by customer
    Registry with a 64-bit component is never preserved in a 32-bit package
  • The Trace option for PSF does not log any information in the console log