Wizards

Advanced Installer simplifies some complex operations by using wizards. They are guiding the user step by step through every stage of an operation.

There are several wizards types in Advanced Installer:

Generic Project Creation Wizards

These Wizards will guide you throughout the creation process of a generic installation package and are available from the Start Page.

Simple Project

The wizard creates a new simple project. It adds to the project: product data, files and shortcuts.

Professional Project

The wizard creates a new professional project. It adds to the project: product data, files, synchronized folders, shortcuts, file associations and build languages.

Enterprise Project

The wizard creates a new Enterprise project. In addition to all the functionality offered by a Professional and Java Application project, it offers a dialog editor, driver installation support and IIS configuration just to name a few.

Architect Project

The wizard creates a new Architect project. In addition to all the features offered by an Enterprise project it offers support for creating App-V packages.

Specialized Project Creation Wizards

These Wizards will guide you throughout the creation process of a specialized installation package and are available from the Start Page.

.NET Application Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package for a .NET framework application.

Visual Studio Application Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package for a Visual Studio application. All types of Visual Studio solutions are supported.

Visual Basic 6.0 Application Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package for an application created with Visual Basic 6.0.

Mixed 32/64-bit Package Wizard

This wizard will allow you to organize a Mixed 32/64-bit matching the platform package. You can find out more about this wizard from the Mixed 32/64 Wizard page.

Client/Server Application Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package for a client/server application type.

XNA Game Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package for your XNA games.

SharePoint solution Project

This wizard will help you create an installer for your SharePoint solution.

ASP.NET Application

This wizard will help you create an install package for your ASP.NET applications like web sites, web applications and web services.

Java Application Project

The wizard creates a new Java project. It adds product data, files, synchronized folders, a Java product and build languages.

The user can set up the options for the Java product: classPath, Main class, type, icon and preferred JRE. Shortcuts and file associations can be created for this Java product. The user has also the option to create a Mac OS X package for it's application.

Tomcat Web Application Project

This wizard will help you create an installer for your Tomcat Web application.

Eclipse Workspace Project

This wizard will help you create an installer from an imported Eclipse workspace.

IntelliJ IDEA Workspace Project

This wizard will help you create an installer from an imported IntelliJ IDEA workspace.

Patch Project

The wizard creates a new Patch project. It adds data about the patch, the target and upgraded MSIs.

Office Add-In Project

This wizard will help you create an installer for your Office Add-in.

Visual Studio Add-In Project

This wizard will help you create an installer for your Visual Studio Add-in.

Adobe Product Plug-In

This wizard will help you create an installer for your Adobe plug-in. The following Adobe products are supported: Adobe Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Fireworks. This wizard also, gives you the possibility to install your plug-in for all the Adobe product's installed versions or for the newest one only.

Merge Module Project

The wizard creates a new Merge Module Project. It adds data about the merge module information, files, shortcuts, file associations and build languages.

MSM Package Project

This wizard will help you create a redistributable Merge Module by importing existing MSM files.

WiX MSM Project

This wizard will help you create a redistributable Merge Module by importing WiX projects.

Windows Store Project

This wizard will help you create an application distributable through the Windows Store.

Windows Mobile CAB Project

This wizard will help you create CAB packages for Windows Mobile/CE platforms.

Repackage Installation Project

The wizard creates a new Repackage Installation Project. This type of project gives you the possibility to create a project based on capturing an existing installation.

Import MSI Project

This wizard will help you create an installer by importing an existing MSI file.

Visual Studio Setup Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package by importing Visual Studio setup project files.

WiX Project

This wizard will help you create an installer by importing WiX Projects.

Inno Setup Script Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package by importing Inno setup script files.

NSIS Script Project

This wizard will help you create an installation package by importing NSIS script files.

InstallShield LE Project

This wizard will help you create an installer by importing InstallShield LE project files.

WISE Project

This wizard will help you create an installer by importing WISE projects.

Project Editing Wizards

These wizards help you create all the necessary modifications to your project. They are accessible from within the project pages available in the left pane or by selecting them from the toolbar "Wizards" menu.

Shortcut

The wizard creates a new shortcut to an installed file, to an item already present on the target machine, to the uninstaller of the package or to a URL. The location of the shortcut can be easily specified.

File Association

The wizard adds a new file association by gathering data about the progID, extension and verb.

Search

The wizard creates different types of search: for a file, a folder or a registry.

Custom Action

The wizard can set up different types of custom actions: attached, installed, property source, nested installs, script inline or predefined customs actions.

Feature Wizard

This wizard will allow you to create and configure a feature.

Launch Condition

This wizard will help you create a new launch condition starting from a search or an existing property.

Prerequisite

This wizard will help you create a new prerequisite for your installer.

Build Configuration Wizard

This wizard allows you to configure the structure of the installation package by automatically setting the appropriate options in the Builds page.

Driver

This wizard will help you create a driver package.

Transform Wizard

This wizard allows you to create a Windows Installer Transform file (MST). You can create two kinds of transforms:

  • Response Transform - Executes the UI of the installation and saves the user input in a transform.
  • Regular Transform - Stores the differences between two MSI databases.

Add Language Wizard

This wizard allows you to add a new language to the project, add the necessary resources(files and folders) for the selected language and organize these resources into language specific features. This wizard supports both languages with built-in dictionaries in Advanced Installer and those without. It also presents the possibility to either create a separate installer for this language or multi-language package.

Events Wizard

This wizard will allow you to create commonly used control events or subscribe a control to an existing event.

IIS Wizards

These Wizards are specific to the IIS Page and are accessible from the toolbar.

Import Web Application Wizard

This wizard will scan the machine for any ISS servers and will generate an XML file containing the ISS server configuration found. Based on this XML file, the resources will be imported in the project. It is also possible to skip the scanning phase and immediately import the ISS server into the project, if you provide a valid XML file from a previous scan.

ImportantIn order to use this wizard, the scan must be performed on the machine hosting the IIS server.

Browse Web Sites & Virtual Directories

This wizard allows you to select a predefined or user created dialog from the dialogues chain for which it will create all the necessary settings in order to allow the end user to browse all available websites and virtual directories during the installation process.

Browse Application Pools

This wizard allows you to select a predefined or user created dialog from the dialogues chain for which it will create all the necessary settings in order to allow the end user to browse all available application pools during the installation process.

SQL Scripts Wizards

The wizards are specific to the SQL Databases Page and can be launched from the toolbar.

Browse SQL Servers Wizard

This wizard will create all the necessary settings on a selected dialog which will allow the end user to browse for the available SQL servers during the installation process.

Browse SQL Servers Databases

This wizard will create all the necessary settings on a selected dialog which will allow the end user to browse for the available SQL databases during the installation process.

Other Wizards

Registration

The wizard will attempt to connect to the Internet and download the license. If it fails it will suggest different solutions: new proxy settings or registration by e-mail. This wizard is used only when you will register your copy of Advanced Installer.

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