Advanced Installer

Version History

Version 15.5.1

Released on November 27th, 2018

Version 15.5

Released on November 21st, 2018
  • Package Support Framework (PSF) integration for MSIX packages
  • Import and customize MSIX Modification Packages
  • Target Package registry preview for MSIX Modification Packages
  • Support for MSIX Windows Store Project registry
  • CURRENT USER registry support for MSIX projects
  • Prerequisite .NET Core 2.1 IIS hosting bundle
  • Over 21 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 15.4.1

Released on October 26th, 2018

Version 15.4

Released on October 17th, 2018
  • Full redesign of the Repackager user interface
  • Show target files for Modification Package
  • Dedicated wizard to convert packages (EXE, MSI, APP-V, and AppX) into MSIX
  • Predefined launch conditions for Windows 10 October 2018 Update
  • Over 10 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 15.3

Released on September 12th, 2018

Version 15.2

Released on August 13th, 2018
  • Deploy packages to Microsoft Intune
  • Support for command-line activation of Universal Windows Apps
  • Set permissions for XML files created with Advanced Installer
  • Over 30 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 15.1

Released on July 23rd, 2018
  • Create MSIX installers; the new standard from Microsoft
  • Support auto-updates for sideloaded UWP and Desktop Bridge apps
  • 3 bug fixes

Version 15.0

Released on June 28th, 2018
  • AppX bundles support
  • New flags for Desktop Bridge apps:  - Console UWP apps   - Multiple-Instance apps  - Broader File-System access
  • Request MSI elevation, aka "Run as administrator" (without an EXE bootstrapper)
  • Import and merge multiple INI files with automated parsing for MSI property references
  • Performance boost: Visual Studio extension re-implementation using COM
  • Support for .NET Core for the Visual Studio extension
  • Command line for setting the EULA from LicenseAgreementDlg predefined dialog
  • Over 30 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.9

Released on May 24th, 2018
  • Undo functionality when using the Dialog Editor
  • Test certificate for signing packages
  • Predefined prerequisites and launch condition for Java 10
  • Predefined prerequisites and launch conditions for .NET Framework 4.7.2
  • Predefined launch conditions for Windows 10 April 2018 Update
  • Over 43 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.8

Released on April 16th, 2018

Version 14.7

Released on March 7th, 2018

Version 14.6

Released on February 19th, 2018
  • Custom Actions to Install/Uninstall a certificate
  • Custom Actions to Install/Uninstall an APPX package
  • Support for UWP localizations
  • Support for COM import from an APPX package
  • UWP synchronization for registry protocols and startup tasks
  • Conditional installation of directory structures
  • Ability to store a property during an Administrative Install
  • Placeholder text for Edit Boxes when using Enhanced UI
  • Search functionality in Translations for Project Strings and Default Strings
  • Over 69 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.5.2

Released on December 7th, 2017

Version 14.5.1

Released on November 29th, 2017

Version 14.5

Released on November 27th, 2017
  • Predefined prerequisites and launch conditions for ".NET Core 2.0"
  • Predefined prerequisites and launch conditions for ".NET Framework 4.7.1"
  • Predefined prerequisites and launch conditions for "SQL Server Express 2017"
  • New search type for registry keys that checks if sub-values enumeration contains a certain version
  • Over 42 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.4.2

Released on November 14th, 2017

Version 14.4.1

Released on November 8th, 2017

Version 14.4

Released on October 26th, 2017
  • Languages support for UwpAppX builds
  • Built-in testing for PowerShell custom actions
  • Deploy Advanced Installer on Visual Studio Team Services hosted VMs (Visual Studio Extension)
  • Complete support for Visual Studio Team Services (PATH detection and MSBuild tasks)
  • Support for repackaging product families
  • Predefined launch conditions for "Windows 10 Fall Creators Update"
  • Over 80 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.3

Released on September 18th, 2017
  • VSTS integration
  • Preview, Thumbnail, and Property Handler support for the File Type Association Properties extension
  • Predefined launch conditions for Java 9
  • COM support for UWP
  • Import InstallShield MSI project (BETA version)
  • Over 52 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.2.1

Released on August 18th, 2017

Version 14.2

Released on July 26th, 2017
  • Validate MSI and AppX packages using Microsoft's Windows App Certification Kit
  • Java 9 support for Java Products
  • Contextual pop-up learning videos
  • Over 22 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.1.1

Released on June 30th, 2017

Version 14.1

Released on June 27th, 2017
  • Support for repackaging on remote Hyper-V VMs
  • Windows Store and UWP apps Firewall Rules declarations
  • Predefined launch condition for "Windows Server 2008 SP2"
  • Predefined launch condition for "Windows 10 Anniversary Update"
  • Predefined launch condition for "Windows 10 Creators Update"
  • Predefined launch condition for ".NET Framework 4.7"
  • Predefined prerequisites for ".NET Framework 4.7"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2017"
  • Over 32 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 14.0.2

Released on May 19th, 2017

Version 14.0.1

Released on May 9th, 2017

Version 14.0

Released on May 7th, 2017
  • Debug Desktop Bridge applications in Visual Studio 2015 & 2017 using Advanced Installer's Extension
  • New Desktop Bridge project for the Visual Studio Extension - import and debug any AppX package
  • Windows 10 Creators Update:  - Application Alias support for UWP apps  - Data Migration support from MSI to UWP apps  - User Transition:    - Taskbar Pins and Start Tiles for UWP apps    - File type associations for UWP apps
  • "UWP AppX Import" project type
  • Support for automatically pinning desktop applications to Start during installation
  • Over 20 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.8.1

Released on April 4th, 2017

Version 13.8

Released on March 30th, 2017
  • MSI UWP (Desktop Bridge) bootstrapper
  • Create and customize Windows 10 Start Screen tiles from your MSIs
  • Adding a folder and its content as temporary
  • "Start Service" predefined custom action
  • Over 28 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.7

Released on February 27th, 2017
  • Support for Visual Studio 2017 RTM
  • Advanced Installer Extension is available from the Visual Studio Marketplace
  • Desktop Bridge support from the VS extension
  • 1 bug fix

Version 13.6

Released on February 15th, 2017
  • Repackager Assistant for recording repackager settings
  • Support for VSIX v3
  • Updater for UWP packages
  • Shortcut arguments for applications from a Desktop Bridge package
  • Support for conditioning an update install based on the target OS version
  • Testing package installations in VMs from a SYSTEM account
  • Support for specifying command line parameters when using "Run/Run in VM" commands
  • Predefined prerequisites for "Access 2016 Runtime"
  • Predefined prerequisite for "SQL Server Express 2016 SP1"
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server 2016 SP1"
  • Over 26 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.5

Released on December 14th, 2016
  • Dedicated GUI for advanced configuration of AppX packages
  • New predefined custom action "Process Data" for string processing (with regex)
  • Predefined launch condition for "PowerShell 5.1"
  • Over 50 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.4

Released on November 16th, 2016
  • Support for Visual Studio 2017
  • Advanced Installer Extension is available from the Visual Studio Marketplace (on upgrade you must install the extension manually)
  • 4 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.3

Released on October 31st, 2016
  • Support for building Nano Server WSA packages from existing MSI projects
  • Updated support for UWP AppX builds to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition
  • Windows Features Bundle support for "Windows Server 2016"
  • Predefined launch condition for "Windows Server 2016"
  • Predefined prerequisites
  • Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2012 SP3
  • Microsoft System CLR Types for SQL Server 2014 SP2
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2012 Runtime
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2015 Runtime
  • PowerShell 5.0
  • Over 30 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.2.2

Released on October 19th, 2016

Version 13.2.1

Released on October 13th, 2016

Version 13.2

Released on October 6th, 2016
  • Support to create/update AppX packages for Windows 10 native UWP apps
  • WSIWYG dialog editor and localization support for the Bootstrapper UI
  • Command Line Editor for App-V 5.x packages
  • MSI Conflict Detector tool
  • Support for SCCM 2016
  • Support for SharePoint 2016
  • VSIX package support for Visual Studio 2012/2013/2015
  • Launch Conditions
  • Predefined launch condition for ".NET Framework 4.6.2"
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server Express 2012 SP3"
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server Express 2014 SP2"
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server 2016"
  • Prerequisites
  • Predefined prerequisites for ".NET Framework 4.6.2"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express 2012 SP3"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express LocalDB 2012 SP3"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express 2014 SP2"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express LocalDB 2014 SP2"
  • Predefined prerequisite for "SQL Server Express 2016"
  • Over 25 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.1

Released on July 19th, 2016
  • App-V package content validation - detection of unsupported resources (drivers ...)
  • Automatic fixes for App-V packages: store OS driver resources in a separate companion MSI package
  • Repackager QA: compare output with original package
  • Import Visual Studio "15" Preview projects
  • Advanced Installer Extension for Visual Studio "15" Preview
  • Software Environment Reports for Installer Analytics
  • Over 37 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 13.0

Released on June 2nd, 2016
  • Build UWP AppX packages using your current Advanced Installer project
  • Win32 to UWP App Converter
  • Collect Installer Analytics data for Software Environment report
  • Project Content Summary and Reporting
  • Over 60 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.8

Released on March 23rd, 2016
  • Support to create a new virtual machine for testing or repackaging operations
  • Detect embedded MSI installs during EXE repackaging
  • Launch condition to allow packages installation on Windows XP/2003 only with latest Service Pack
  • Over 41 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.7.2

Released on February 22nd, 2016

Version 12.7.1

Released on February 8th, 2016

Version 12.7

Released on February 4th, 2016
  • SHA-1/2 smart double-signing support
  • Mitigations for DLL hijacking vulnerability
  • Major upgrades support for multiple instances
  • Support new options for a registry based COM Class
  • Weekly Mail report for Installer Analytics users
  • Predefined launch condition for ".NET Framework 4.6.1"
  • Predefined prerequisites for ".NET Framework 4.6.1"
  • Over 31 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.6.1

Released on December 14th, 2015

Version 12.6

Released on December 8th, 2015
  • Wizard for sequencing an existing application for App-V virtualization
  • Support to enable "Browser Helper Objects" in App-V 5.x packages
  • Predefined dialog for SQL Server connections
  • "Run Windows PowerShell Script From File" predefined custom action
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server Express 2014 SP1"
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server Express 2008 R2 SP3"
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server Express 2008 SP4"
  • Predefined launch condition for "PowerShell 5.0"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express with Tools 2014 SP1"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express 2014 SP1"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express LocalDB 2014 SP1"
  • Over 44 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.5.1

Released on November 19th, 2015

Version 12.5

Released on October 21st, 2015
  • Run and Log when testing in VM
  • Uninstall Survey report in Installer Analytics
  • "/ImportMsi" command line
  • "/ImportMsm" command line
  • Predefined launch conditions for "IIS 10"
  • Predefined launch condition for "JRE 1.8"
  • Predefined launch condition for ".NET Framework 3.5 SP1"
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server Express 2012 SP2"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express 2012 SP2"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express LocalDB 2012 SP2"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express with Tools 2012 SP2"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express with Tools 2014"
  • Over 36 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.4.2

Released on September 23rd, 2015

Version 12.4.1

Released on September 15th, 2015

Version 12.4

Released on September 7th, 2015
  • Support installing OS features on Windows 10
  • Atlassian Bamboo plugin for Advanced Installer
  • Support extracting archive files at install time
  • App-V 5.1 predefined support
  • Predefined launch condition for ".NET Framework 4.6"
  • Predefined launch conditions for "Office 2016"
  • Predefined prerequisites for ".NET Framework 4.6"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2015"
  • Over 15 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.3.1

Released on August 10th, 2015

Version 12.3

Released on July 16th, 2015
  • Support to download files at install time
  • Installer Analytics new report types: Launch conditions, User base with timeline and versions, Users per version, New or returning users and Geographic per user
  • Predefined prerequisites for ".NET Framework 4.6 RC"
  • Predefined launch conditions for "Windows 10"
  • Added support for Office 2016 VSTO add-in
  • Over 36 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.2.1

Released on June 29th, 2015

Version 12.2

Released on June 10th, 2015
  • Advanced Installer extension for Visual Studio 2015
  • TeamCity build system plugin
  • Installer Analytics new report types: Prerequisites, Weekly/Monthly and Geographic
  • Predefined launch condition for "SQL Server Express 2014"
  • Predefined launch condition for "DirectX 12"
  • Over 15 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.1

Released on May 19th, 2015
  • Installer Analytics new report types: - Uninstall and Upgrade - Environment - Exceptions - Users - Versions
  • Support appending permissions to existing folders/registry during installations
  • Import Windows Firewall rules
  • Command line option to add/delete "File Associations"
  • Predefined prerequisite for "IIS URL Rewrite Module"
  • Over 31 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 12.0

Released on April 2nd, 2015

Version 11.9

Released on March 17th, 2015
  • App-V 5.0 package editor
  • Import ThinApp workspaces
  • Support for IIS FastCgi Applications
  • Support to deploy AppX packages through SCCM
  • Predefined prerequisites for ".NET Framework 4.6 Preview"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "Remote Server Administration Tools"
  • Over 34 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.8

Released on January 28th, 2015
  • Import App-V 5.0 packages
  • New streamlined user interface for easily configuring browsing for IIS application pools, web-sites and virtual directories
  • Predefined prerequisite for Microsoft Access 2010 SP2 Runtime(KB2687444)
  • Over 27 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.7.1

Released on December 22nd, 2014

Version 11.7

Released on December 16th, 2014
  • Support for editing advanced VMware ThinApp options
  • New streamlined user interface for easily configuring browsing for SQL servers and databases
  • Support for building UNICODE Updates Configuration files
  • Over 31 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.6.3

Released on November 17th, 2014

Version 11.6.2

Released on November 11th, 2014

Version 11.6.1

Released on October 30th, 2014

Version 11.6

Released on October 23rd, 2014
  • VM Profiles Editor - used by Run in VM option and VM repackaging
  • UI automation for testing packages in VM
  • Support for automatically pinning shortcuts to taskbar
  • Secured updates through digital signature
  • Check for updates at application launch
  • Predefined prerequisites for SQL Server Express LocalDB
  • Support for UNICODE updates configuration files
  • Over 54 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.5.1

Released on October 7th, 2014

Version 11.5

Released on September 25th, 2014

Version 11.4.1

Released on August 12th, 2014

Version 11.4

Released on July 30th, 2014
  • Support publishing web apps to Microsoft Azure and IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy
  • Team Foundation Server (TFS) integration
  • Predefined prerequisites for IIS Web Deploy 3.5
  • Over 37 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.3

Released on June 17th, 2014
  • Support for deploying setups as SCCM applications for SCCM 2012
  • Support for deploying App-V packages to SCCM
  • Support for deploying SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports
  • Quick Selection List control
  • Predefined prerequisites for .NET Framework 4.5.2
  • Predefined prerequisites for Adobe Flash Player 13
  • Predefined prerequisites for Java SE 7 and 8
  • Predefined prerequisites for SQL Server Express 2014
  • Predefined prerequisites for SQL Server ODBC Driver 11
  • Predefined prerequisite for Microsoft Silverlight 5 64-bit
  • Over 43 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.2.1

Released on May 28th, 2014

Version 11.2

Released on May 21st, 2014
  • Support for Windows Server Roles
  • Dynamic installation support for Multiple Instances
  • Simultaneous registration support for 32-bit and 64-bit version of the same COM
  • Display chained packages installation progress into the main UI
  • Predefined prerequisite for Apache Tomcat 8.0
  • Predefined prerequisites for DirectX 11.0
  • Predefined prerequisites for DirectX 11.1
  • Predefined prerequisite for MSXML 6.0 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for MSXML 4.0, 6.0 SP1 and SP2
  • Predefined prerequisite for Windows Mobile Device Center 6.1 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for Windows Imaging Component
  • Over 24 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.1

Released on April 28th, 2014
  • Support repackaging applications in Hyper-V VMs
  • Automatic conversion from MSI to App-V 5.0
  • Added full command line support for SCCM tool
  • Predefined build event for deploying to SCCM
  • Support for IIS 8.0 Application Initialization
  • Support for IIS 8.0 Dynamic IP Restriction
  • Automatic project recovery
  • Predefined prerequisites for Access 2013 Runtime
  • Predefined prerequisite for Access 2010 Runtime 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for MySQL Server 5.5
  • Predefined prerequisites for SQL Server Compact 4.0 SP1
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual F# 2.0 SP1 Runtime
  • Windows Installer 3.1 for Windows XP/Server 2003 predefined prerequisites
  • Windows Installer 3.0 for Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003 predefined prerequisites
  • Over 85 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 11.0

Released on March 13th, 2014
  • Support for deploying setup packages to SCCM
  • Import IntelliJ IDEA projects
  • Support for running SQL Scripts on Microsoft Windows Azure
  • Sandbox test for SQL Queries and Connections
  • SQL Scripts error logging
  • Support for IIS 7+ Module Mapping
  • Support for IIS 8.0 CPU Throttling
  • Windows Firewall support for Merge Modules
  • Flat buttons Air theme variation
  • Organization page refresh
  • Predefined prerequisites for Internet Explorer 11
  • Predefined prerequisites for Internet Explorer 7/8/9/10 64-bit
  • Predefined prerequisites for PowerShell 1.0, 2.0 and 4.0
  • Predefined prerequisites for Windows Management Framework BITS
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual C++ 2008 SP1 x64 (MFC Security Update)
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual C++ 2008 x64
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual C++ 2005 x64
  • Over 69 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.9.1

Released on February 10th, 2014

Version 10.9

Released on January 23rd, 2014
  • Support Java 7 on Mac OS X
  • Bundle JRE for Mac OS X
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server 2012 Express SP1"
  • Predefined prerequisites for "SQL Server Express" 64-bit
  • On-the-fly conversion of WIX, Install Shield and Visual Studio setup projects from Visual Studio Extension
  • Over 43 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.8

Released on December 10th, 2013
  • MSI and MST Diff
  • Online Activation Support for Licensing Library
  • Support for bulk editing SQL Scripts
  • Updated all .NET Framework prerequisites
  • Predefined prerequisite for .NET 4.5.1
  • Predefined launch condition for .NET 4.5.1
  • Predefined launch condition for IIS 8.5
  • Predefined launch condition for PowerShell 3.0
  • Predefined launch condition for Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Over 40 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.7.1

Released on November 18th, 2013

Version 10.7

Released on November 11th, 2013
  • Updated Windows Features support for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Predefined custom action to run PowerShell scripts with inline (dedicated) editor
  • Visual Studio 2013 Setup Project Extension
  • Predefined prerequisite for Visual Studio C++ Redistributable 2013
  • Predefined prerequisite for Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Over 53 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.6

Released on September 30th, 2013
  • Complete redesign for the Repackager
  • Support to directly import&convert App-V 4.x packages to App-V 5.0
  • Support configuration of all IIS advanced properties
  • Automatically detect MSM resources and replace them with original MSM packages
  • Open containing folder, file context menu entry in Files and Folders page
  • Redesigned and extended support for ODBC
  • Support 64-bit ODBC driver in DSN UI
  • MSI QuickEditor now supports editing MSI packages with non-standard table schemas
  • Over 37 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.5.2

Released on September 13th, 2013

Version 10.5.1

Released on September 6th, 2013

Version 10.5

Released on September 2nd, 2013
  • Windows 8.1 support
  • Visual Studio 2013 setup project extension
  • MST Editor
  • Adaptive image stretching for MSIs in High-DPI environments
  • Global build events
  • Fast-scan engine for Repackager
  • Over 64 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.3

Released on June 26th, 2013

Version 10.2

Released on May 27th, 2013
  • Windows Features configuration support
  • Dynamic Repackager profile update
  • New Repackager UI for configuring multiple applications to be repackaged at once
  • Ability to create a Repackager noise profile scan
  • Ability for Bootstrapper to remove a previous version of the package it installs
  • Custom defined .CUB files (for ICE validations)
  • Digital Signature for MSI Editor
  • Internet Explorer 10 predefined prerequisite
  • Over 56 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.1

Released on May 2nd, 2013
  • Direct Editor (with GUI) for existing MSIs
  • Ability to query SQL databases (fetch data)
  • Greatly improved configuration UI for all predefined Custom Actions
  • Further reduction of generated MSI size
  • Added persistent properties support for MSMs
  • Added the ability to configure port ranges in Windows firewall rules
  • Over 50 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 10.0

Released on March 21st, 2013
  • Support for AppV 5.0
  • IIS WebSite ISAPI Filters and Restrictions
  • Allow "Visual Studio Application" import to create imported files per configuration/build
  • Customizable Summary Information for MSI
  • New 64-bit LZMA encoder for handling larger archives with high compression ratios
  • Over 37 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.9

Released on February 4th, 2013

Version 9.8

Released on December 20th, 2012
  • App-V packages import
  • Smart condition editor
  • Categorized updates
  • Set Product Version from file
  • IIS ASP.NET Impersonation support
  • IIS Basic Authentication support
  • SQL Server 2008 Express SP3 predefined prerequisite and launch condition
  • Adobe Reader XI predefined prerequisite and launch condition
  • Over 38 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.7

Released on November 29th, 2012
  • Import Real Studio Desktop solutions
  • Direct deployment for SharePoint WSP files
  • Automatically upgrade existing SharePoint solutions
  • Vital SharePoint solutions
  • Package UI project wizard page
  • Install updates without elevation
  • Download updates without automatic installation
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP2 predefined prerequisite and launch condition
  • Over 34 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.6.1

Released on October 18th, 2012

Version 9.6

Released on October 5th, 2012
  • Dictionary editor
  • Microsoft Office 2013 support
  • Prevent Start Page auto-pin for shortcuts on Windows 8
  • Option to disable shortcut taskbar pinning
  • Run as Administrator option for shortcuts
  • “New project” command line option
  • IIS 8 Express predefined prerequisite
  • Visual C++ Redistributable for Visual Studio 2012 predefined prerequisite
  • SharePoint 2013 predefined launch condition
  • Ability to digitally sign files in a merge module
  • Download progress for web installers
  • Over 36 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.5

Released on September 10th, 2012
  • New installer theme (Surface)
  • White background Air theme variation
  • Predefined dialog with both EULA and installation folder
  • Repository manager
  • Repository dialog import
  • Bulk editing for XML elements and attributes
  • XML file updates in Merge Module projects
  • Elevation failure detection with user prompt
  • Uninstall/Change button when overriding the Windows Installer programs entry
  • Project-based download of predefined prerequisites for off-line installers
  • MSZip archives support for SharePoint features
  • Over 39 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.4

Released on July 26th, 2012
  • Windows Server 2012 support
  • Product SKUs based on serial numbers
  • Styled progress bar control in enhanced UI
  • Collapsible groups in enhanced UI
  • Hyperlinks inside static text controls
  • Backup and restore files and registry entries
  • Installation path validation
  • Feature conditions based on UI elements
  • Persistent property values
  • File move operations on component uninstall
  • SQL Server Native Client predefined prerequisites
  • Apache Tomcat predefined prerequisites
  • ASP.NET MVC predefined prerequisites
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Express SP1 predefined prerequisite
  • Over 30 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.3

Released on June 26th, 2012
  • Import Embarcadero RAD Studio projects
  • Import WISE projects
  • Select install features based on detected CAB archives
  • Spawn support for predefined installer dialogs
  • Predefined tabbed dialog for package features and installation folder
  • List project and output files that will be digitally signed
  • Bulk editing for XML files
  • PNG and GIF support in Enhanced UI
  • Over 29 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.2

Released on May 23rd, 2012
  • Pre-flight checks for project source files
  • Single-dialog installers
  • Custom check box control in enhanced user interface
  • Predefined properties for localized user accounts and groups
  • Determine free disk space predefined custom action
  • Redesigned Updater view
  • Over 43 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.1.1

Released on May 14th, 2012

Version 9.1

Released on May 2nd, 2012
  • Windows 8 Consumer Preview support
  • Silverlight applications support
  • Import Visual Studio 11 projects
  • Visual Studio 11 integration
  • Adaptive fonts and text styles for enhanced UI
  • Redesigned Media view
  • .NET Framework 4.5 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • IIS 8.0 predefined launch condition
  • Internet Explorer 10 predefined launch condition and search
  • MySQL Server 5.5 predefined prerequisite
  • SQL Server 2012 Express predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2.22 predefined prerequisite
  • Over 25 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 9.0.1

Released on April 4th, 2012

Version 9.0

Released on March 26th, 2012
  • Ribbon Toolbar
  • Ability to convert EXE packages to MSIs
  • Import packed SharePoint solutions
  • Minimal progress dialog for image slideshow
  • Digital Signature command line option
  • New path variable command line option for merge module projects
  • Redesigned Custom Actions view
  • Over 50 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.9

Released on January 26th, 2012
  • Maintenance operations for feature-based prerequisites
  • Support for always-installing prerequisites
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5 predefined prerequisite
  • Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE predefined prerequisite
  • NVIDIA PhysX predefined prerequisite
  • Visual Studio Tools for Office 3.0 SP1 predefined prerequisite
  • Action Data for UI event Custom Actions
  • Install, uninstall and maintenance custom action predefined conditions
  • Automatically detect and add JAR file dependencies to project
  • Over 34 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.8.2

Released on January 16th, 2012

Version 8.8.1

Released on December 28th, 2011

Version 8.8

Released on December 22nd, 2011
  • ThinApp Virtualization support
  • Internal Digital Signature Tool
  • Single-click predefined prerequisites
  • Unified Prerequisites view includes: pre&post-install, chained and feature-based
  • UltiDev Web Server predefined prerequisite
  • Over 38 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.7.1

Released on December 9th, 2011

Version 8.7

Released on November 29th, 2011
  • Software Identification in accordance with ISO/IEC 19770-2:2009
  • App-V package dependencies
  • Tab Host control in enhanced user interface
  • Internet Explorer predefined searches
  • "Log on as a service" policy support
  • Over 30 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.6

Released on October 19th, 2011
  • Fast installation support
  • Protect your installers using AES encryption
  • Left menu filter
  • Set-up distribution types (online/DVD, EXE/MSI etc.) with a single mouse click
  • Unicode updater for better OS integration
  • Unicode Java products
  • Java splash screen for MAC OS X
  • License Agreement dialog wizard
  • Display install log when encountering a fatal error
  • Import Internet shortcut files
  • Microsoft VSTO 2010 Runtime x64 predefined prerequisite
  • Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable predefined prerequisite
  • Automatic fix for TypeLib table usage best practice error
  • Automatic fix for best practice rule which checks if actions added in InstallUISequence are also present in InstallExecuteSequence
  • Automatic fix for best practice rule which checks if all dialog controls use public properties
  • Over 39 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.5

Released on September 19th, 2011
  • Suggest and apply fixes for package validation errors
  • Best Practice Rules validation suite
  • SQLite support for SQL Script
  • Application pool identity support for IIS web application authentication
  • Unconditional prerequisite installation
  • Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable MFC Security update predefined prerequisite
  • Over 37 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.4

Released on August 16th, 2011
  • User Interface refresh for a modern, Windows 7 look and feel
  • SharePoint feature editor
  • Any CPU (32/64-bit) support for Java Launcher
  • Generate multiple instances GUID command line option
  • Over 18 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.3

Released on July 26th, 2011
  • Advanced Installer Visual Studio integration
  • SharePoint solution editor
  • Office native add-in support
  • Download on demand support for Merge Module cabinet files
  • SQL Server Express 2005 SP4 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • SQL Server Express 2008 SP2 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Internet Explorer 9 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Register font command line option
  • Revamped Start Page and New Project dialog for simpler, clearer project creation
  • Over 28 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.2

Released on June 6th, 2011
  • SharePoint Solution Project Wizard
  • System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) deployment support
  • ASP.NET Project Wizard
  • Import Visual Basic 6.0 projects
  • Adobe Product Plug-In Project Wizard
  • Digital Signatures support for Visual Studio Extensions
  • New Air theme with Glass effect
  • Preview for inactive themes
  • Image button control in enhanced UI
  • Project notifications
  • Log parsing for summarizing and syntax highlighting
  • Support files larger than 2GB
  • Predefined folders for "Printer Shortcuts", "Recent Items" and "Network Shortcuts" locations
  • Ability to download latest product version before starting install
  • Predefined prerequisite and launch condition for SQL Server Compact 4.0
  • Tomcat 7 Support
  • Predefined search for IIS root location
  • Predefined searches for .NET Framework 4.0 "regasm.exe" and "aspnet_regiis.exe" files
  • Predefined launch condition which prevents running on virtual machines
  • "Add/Remove Network Location" predefined custom actions
  • LZMA2 compression support
  • Over 105 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.1.3

Released on April 27th, 2011

Version 8.1.2

Released on April 18th, 2011

Version 8.1.1

Released on April 4th, 2011

Version 8.1

Released on March 31st, 2011
  • Enhanced Theme Variations
  • Import InstallShield LE Projects
  • XML File Search
  • Project Notes
  • Selecting and adding pre-built installer dialogs in Freeware edition
  • Text files search and replace operations
  • Search INI files in any folder
  • Register Merge Modules with Visual Studio and Advanced Installer
  • New "Launch File or Open URL Using 64-bit Launcher" Custom Action
  • New "Call function from standard 64-bit dll" custom action
  • Detect driver platform type and support 32/64bit drivers in the same package
  • Import Custom Tables and User Interface Tables from third-party MSI installers
  • Ability to create path variables specific for projects or builds from projects
  • Adobe Reader X predefined Prerequisite and launch condition
  • XNA 4.0 prerequisite and launch condition
  • Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 launch conditions
  • Command line option for adding a feature
  • Command line option for adding a path variable
  • Command line option for deleting a path variable
  • Command line option for importing path variables
  • Customer Experience Improvement Program
  • Over 104 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 8.0.2

Released on November 24th, 2010

Version 8.0.1

Released on November 12th, 2010

Version 8.0

Released on November 11th, 2010
  • Microsoft Application Virtualization support
  • Visual Studio 2010 Extensions (VSIX) installations
  • Import IIS web applications
  • Pre-build and post-build events support
  • New HTML-based installer theme (Spring)
  • Register Prerequisites with Visual Studio and Advanced Installer
  • Digitally sign created merge modules
  • Support for adding dialogs anywhere in the user interface dialogs chain
  • Office 2010 predefined launch conditions
  • Office 2010 primary and shared interop assembly predefined launch conditions
  • Adobe Air predefined prerequisite
  • Microsoft Access 2010 predefined prerequisite
  • Microsoft Silverlight 3 and 4 predefined prerequisites
  • Over 79 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 7.7

Released on June 17th, 2010
  • Visual Studio add-in installation
  • HTTPS/SSL configuration for IIS websites
  • Support .NET 4.0 for IIS configurations
  • Browse IIS Application Pools on a web server
  • Selective file association registration
  • Detect services, drivers, file associations, environment variables and assemblies in Repackager scan results
  • Global search in project
  • .NET Framework 4.0 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Visual Studio 2010 project import
  • Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable predefined prerequisite
  • Visual Studio 2010 F# Runtime 2.0 predefined prerequisite
  • Windows Management Framework predefined prerequisites
  • SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • SQL Server 2008 Express SP1 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 predefined launch condition and prerequisite
  • Direct table editor for merge module projects
  • Detect and allow inclusion of Visual Studio merge modules
  • Over 41 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 7.6.1

Released on May 3rd, 2010

Version 7.6

Released on April 8th, 2010
  • Advanced repackager on 64-bit systems
  • Support for installing Microsoft Office add-ins
  • Themed window frame and title bar on Enhanced UI
  • Global progress support in Enhanced UI
  • Enhanced UI in package Maintenance and Uninstall modes
  • Support for embedding JAR in Java Launcher
  • Microsoft Office Primary Interop Assemblies predefined launch conditions
  • Over 72 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 7.5.2

Released on March 1st, 2010

Version 7.5.1

Released on February 11th, 2010

Version 7.5

Released on January 27th, 2010
  • Enhanced Themes for Installer User Interface
  • Direct table editor
  • Windows 7 Libraries
  • Maintenance Plan period for Advanced Licensing module
  • Installation UI testing without building the full installer
  • Username/password predefined dialog
  • Microsoft Access Runtime predefined prerequisites
  • Customizable, reorganized left pane navigation menu
  • Over 58 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 7.3.1

Released on November 23rd, 2009

Version 7.3

Released on November 9th, 2009
  • Custom Tables editor
  • Feature-based prerequisites
  • HTML Host control in Enhanced UI
  • Vertical line control in Enhanced UI
  • Predefined installer project templates for: Tomcat web applications, client-server applications and XNA Games
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 predefined launch condition
  • Predefined custom action for displaying a message box
  • Copy/Paste support for: Java products, registry, media, environment variables, file associations, custom actions, services, ODBC elements, SQL connections and scripts, scheduled tasks, themes, IIS elements and Game Explorer
  • Over 50 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 7.2

Released on September 8th, 2009
  • Support for desktop ActiveSync installations
  • Windows Installer transform files (MST) generation
  • Fast installs through Windows Installer 5.0
  • Retrieve WiX imported files from Visual Studio project
  • Ability to digitally sign using information from the certificates store
  • Ability to customize the installation folder for each feature
  • Mixed 32-bit/64-bit package predefined project template
  • Visual C++ application predefined project template
  • .NET Framework application predefined project template
  • Copy/Paste support for: dialog editor, launch conditions, Prerequisites, upgrades and searches
  • Command line options for: Windows Mobile projects, patch images, adding and removing merge modules in a MSI project, setting merge module signature information, ProductCode.
  • Windows Powershell 1.0 predefined prerequisite
  • Adobe Flash Player 10 predefined prerequisite
  • XNA Framework 3.1 predefined prerequisite and launch condition
  • SQL Server Express and SQL Server Compact launch conditions
  • Over 65 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 7.1.3

Released on July 29th, 2009

Version 7.1.2

Released on July 23rd, 2009

Version 7.1.1

Released on July 9th, 2009

Version 7.1

Released on July 8th, 2009
  • Single Package Authoring for WI 5.0
  • Enhanced Service Configuration for WI 5.0
  • Ability to generate Unicode MSI Databases
  • File associations in Windows Mobile projects
  • New configuration content report for Windows Mobile projects
  • Display progress information on Windows 7 Taskbar for: Updater, Repackager, package build, Enhanced UI installation and EXE bootstrapper installation
  • Added Checklist control in Enhanced UI
  • Added Hyperlink control in Enhanced UI and Windows Installer 5.0 UI
  • Multiple selection ListBox and ListView controls in Enhanced UI
  • ASP.NET registration for an IIS web application
  • Logging support for chained packages
  • Extended search support with 10 additional methods
  • Predefined searches for RegAsm, Regsvr32, Aspnet_regiis and Microsoft Office installation path
  • Microsoft Silverlight predefined prerequisite
  • DirectX 11 predefined launch condition
  • Windows 7 predefined launch condition
  • Refreshed Advanced Installer icon set
  • Over 43 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 7.0.1

Released on May 27th, 2009

Version 7.0

Released on May 25th, 2009
  • Windows Mobile/CE support
  • Import NSIS projects
  • Enhanced installation user interface
  • Cleanup application-generated resources and settings at uninstall
  • Persist user-modified application data through upgrades and repairs
  • Predefined custom action for testing if a port is free (not bound to an application)
  • Predefined custom action for closing applications
  • Custom name in the "Add or Remove Programs" applet
  • XNA Framework predefined prerequisite and launch condition
  • Windows Installer 5.0 predefined launch condition
  • Internet Explorer 8 predefined launch condition
  • SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP1 predefined prerequisite
  • Over 45 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.9.1

Released on March 23rd, 2009

Version 6.9

Released on March 18th, 2009
  • Ability to install multiple instances of the same product
  • IIS Application Pools support
  • Extensible trial period
  • Programmable image slide shows for installation background
  • Back / Next navigation in Advanced Installer's graphical interface
  • Hide Java Launcher settings from end-user
  • Over 29 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.8

Released on February 5th, 2009
  • Import Inno Setup projects
  • Call function from standard DLL predefined custom action
  • Ability to add new dialogs directly in the UI Sequence
  • List all databases the user can connect to
  • Detect process and stop process predefined custom actions
  • Detect service predefined custom action
  • Per-build GUI themes
  • Ability to condition standard actions
  • Detailed information when trying to remove a referenced file, folder or property
  • Wizard for "Browse IIS Websites & Virtual Directories" predefined custom action
  • Wizard for "Browse for SQL Servers" predefined custom action
  • Installed Office 2003 application predefined launch condition
  • Over 38 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.7.1

Released on December 8th, 2008

Version 6.7

Released on November 26th, 2008
  • Licensing module: trials and registration support
  • Play Audio File predefined custom action
  • Uninstall Previous Versions predefined custom action
  • Ability to configure custom HTTP error pages for a Web Site or Virtual Directory
  • Ability to configure custom HTTP headers for a Web Site or Virtual Directory
  • Populate a combobox/listbox with all websites/virtual directories on the target IIS server machine
  • Ability to change the order of standard actions
  • Wizard for creating prerequisites
  • .NET Framework 2.0 SP1 and SP2 predefined prerequisites
  • .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 predefined prerequisite
  • Visual Studio 2008 SP1 Redistributable predefined prerequisite
  • Active Internet connection predefined launch condition
  • Installed Office 2007 application predefined launch condition
  • Over 35 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.6

Released on October 3rd, 2008
  • Prerequisites repository for storing and reusing user-defined prerequisites
  • Option to run the ICE validation suite as part of the build process
  • Configure web application mappings at Virtual Directory level
  • Prompt to use Path Variables when adding files if applicable
  • New Condition wizard
  • Duplicate build configurations
  • .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 predefined prerequisite
  • .NET Framework Client Profile predefined prerequisite
  • SQL Server Express 2008 predefined prerequisite
  • SQL Server Express 2005 SP1 and SP2 predefined prerequisites
  • Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8 predefined prerequisites
  • Run file as Administrator predefined custom action
  • Preserve Install Type of the old version predefined custom action
  • Support for Minor Upgrades in EXE bootstrapper
  • Option to hide properties from install log
  • Over 45 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.5.2

Released on August 29th, 2008

Version 6.5.1

Released on August 21st, 2008

Version 6.5

Released on August 19th, 2008
  • Complete Windows Installer 4.5 feature support
  • WiX projects import
  • .NET Native Image Generation 2.0 support
  • .NET Native Image Generation support for assemblies installed in GAC
  • User info collection and retrieval custom action
  • Support for discrete "INI entry removal" operation
  • Windows Installer 4.5 predefined Prerequisites
  • SQL Server compact edition predefined prerequisite
  • Visual C++ 2005 SP1 redistributable predefined prerequisite
  • Visual C++ 2008 redistributable predefined prerequisite
  • MS XML Parser predefined prerequisite
  • Acrobat Reader 9.0 predefined prerequisite
  • Acrobat Reader 9.0 predefined launch condition
  • DirectX predefined launch condition
  • Over 39 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.4

Released on June 16th, 2008
  • Full transaction support for running SQL Scripts
  • Auto-discovery and browse of MS SQL Servers available on the network at install
  • Ability to use custom, configurable Variables in project paths
  • Wizard for auto-conversion of project paths to Path Variables
  • Smart cabbing eliminates duplication of content from cabinets
  • Native 64-bit version of Java launcher
  • Optional 64-bit JRE bundle
  • Native Unicode version of EXE bootstrapper
  • Synchronizing information extracted from a COM files
  • Over 34 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.3.1

Released on May 20th, 2008

Version 6.3

Released on May 7th, 2008
  • Full Windows Games Explorer integration and Media Center registration support
  • Importing Visual Studio Setup projects
  • Authoring patches in form of downloadable EXE files
  • Another new addition full customization capabilities for media volumes and CAB archives in advanced mode
  • Aero Wizard style on Vista for Updater
  • Repeat support for Scheduled Tasks
  • Predefined Java Runtime Environment launch condition
  • Predefined Custom Actions for handling data in ListBox and ComboBox controls
  • New Build Content tab for at-a-glance build reports
  • Status page displayed in Bootstrapper when prerequisites searches are performed
  • Command Line option to specify languages to be included in the package
  • Sandbox testing of Prerequisite conditions
  • Building packages only in a specified language
  • Over 55 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.2

Released on March 6th, 2008
  • Importing Eclipse projects into For Java projects
  • Importing merge modules into new or existing projects
  • Importing MSIs into existing projects
  • Template projects
  • Ability to define Searches per each build
  • Ability to define Launch Conditions per each build
  • Wizard for creating new features
  • Wizard for creating unified 32/64-bit packages
  • Predefined .NET Framework 3.5 launch condition and prerequisite
  • Predefined Acrobat Reader prerequisite and launch condition
  • Newly released OS Service Packs launch conditions
  • Serbian language localization
  • Catalan language localization
  • MSI-like wizard-style bootstrapper UI with customizable dialog and banner images
  • Bootstrapper command line for setting installation language
  • Ability to merge 64-bit merge modules into mixed 32/64-bit packages
  • Over 44 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.1

Released on December 18th, 2007
  • Mixed 32/64-bit installers
  • Configuring the Windows Firewall
  • Importing Microsoft Visual Studio projects and solutions
  • Bootstrapper customization of background image, welcome text and optional EULA
  • Custom CAB archive size and number of CABs per volume
  • Over 21 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 6.0

Released on November 9th, 2007
  • Importing 3rd party Windows Installer MSI packages
  • Updating XML files: insert/replace/remove elements and attributes
  • Faster builds by caching and reusing unmodified archives
  • Importing COM+ installation MSIs into existing Advanced Installer projects
  • Support for Driver Install Frameworks for Applications (DIFxApp) version 2.1
  • Storing encrypted digital signature password in project (only for PFX certificates)
  • Support for Unicode SQL Databases (UTF8 with BOM, UTF16 little or big endian)
  • Albanian language localization
  • Over 43 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 5.2.2

Released on September 10th, 2007

Version 5.2.1

Released on August 29th, 2007

Version 5.2

Released on August 21st, 2007
  • Installing Control Panel Applets
  • Nested IIS Virtual Directories
  • Ability to choose Java Products for Mac builds allows per-OS configurations
  • Option to always overwrite installed file with the one included in package
  • Over 53 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 5.1

Released on July 12th, 2007
  • Patch Sequencing
  • Language selection in bootstrapper for multi-language installers
  • Support configuring different "Install Parameters" for each build
  • Custom SQL connection string
  • Replace hard-coded paths with properties when importing from registry or INI files
  • Over 22 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 5.0

Released on June 12th, 2007
  • Ability to capture and repackage existing installations into MSI packages
  • Support for building multiple, differently configured installers from a single project
  • Support for JRockit Java Runtime Environment
  • Import Shell Shortcut files when adding to an Advanced Installer project
  • Predefined custom action to select (browse for) a file during installation
  • Over 39 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.9.2

Released on April 13th, 2007

Version 4.9.1

Released on April 10th, 2007

Version 4.9

Released on April 3rd, 2007
  • Folder sharing
  • Removable patches
  • Automatically registering .NET assemblies for COM interoperability
  • Precompiling .NET assemblies
  • Dependencies between prerequisites
  • Prerequisite launch conditions: OS version and language
  • Option to reboot after installing a prerequisite
  • Predefined launch condition testing Administrator privileges for installer
  • Added Windows x64 series to the Supported OS launch conditions
  • Implemented all predefined launch conditions in bootstrapper as well as in MSI
  • Importing Regedit 4 .REG files
  • Pre-testing SQL Server connection
  • Completed translations for seven additional languages
  • Extended ability to Detect and Upgrade any product, version or language
  • Over 15 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.8.1

Released on March 7th, 2007

Version 4.8

Released on March 6th, 2007
  • CD/DVD AutoRun support
  • Support for digitally signing patches
  • Enabling least-privileged user account patching without UAC prompt on Vista
  • Windows Vista Default Programs support
  • For Java: support for Pack200 compression yielding over 80% JAR file size reduction
  • For Java: support for Java 6 native splash screen
  • Additional prerequisite search options
  • Added support for displaying PatchWiz v4.0 log in build log
  • Over 11 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.7.2

Released on February 16th, 2007

Version 4.7.1

Released on February 2nd, 2007

Version 4.7

Released on January 29th, 2007
  • Extended Digital Signature support to any file for friendlier UAC prompts on Vista
  • Digitally signing Java applications and the Updater by default
  • Support for Java applications with no Menu Bar or Dock icon in Mac OS X
  • Support for Dialog Initialization Events in MSI User Interface
  • New built-in dialog for selecting the Start Menu group for installing shortcuts
  • Support for MSDE installation in SQL batch scripts
  • Configurable Vista UAC requestedExecutionLevel for bootstrapper and Java Class Launcher
  • Over 19 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.6.3

Released on January 5th, 2007

Version 4.6.2

Released on December 22nd, 2006

Version 4.6.1

Released on December 19th, 2006

Version 4.6

Released on December 12th, 2006
  • IIS 7 on Windows Vista support
  • Windows Vista restart manger support
  • IIS Anonymous Access and Authentication Control (User Accounts integration)
  • Added ability to schedule runs of Updater (Task Scheduler integration)
  • Simplify Patch creation by verifying and reporting preconditions on target and updated MSI
  • New Wizard for media and bootstrapper configuration
  • Support for printing RTFs during install (for Licenses, Readme files, etc.)
  • Server-side serial validation (over HTTP)
  • IIS Tutorial
  • Conditional dialog Tutorial
  • SQL Databases Tutorial
  • Over 15 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.5

Released on November 8th, 2006
  • Microsoft Windows Vista compatibility and support
  • Database server configuration and SQL script deployment for Microsoft, Oracle, Postgre and MySQL databases
  • Schedule Tasks when installing your application
  • Ability to pack features in independent CAB files for minimizing download time for online installs
  • Universal Binary on Mac with support for Intel CPUs
  • Testing tool for Windows Installer searches
  • Large file number support (over 32767 files)
  • LZMA compression option for Prerequisites
  • LZMA compression multi-core optimization
  • Reserving extra space for install costing
  • Moving, copying or duplicating files during install
  • Smart edit controls for MSI Formatted fields offering reference auto-completion, highlight, error underlines and resolved value hints
  • Over 21 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.4.1

Released on October 16th, 2006

Version 4.4

Released on October 3rd, 2006
  • LZMA compression algorithm in bootstrapper for up to 50% smaller install packages
  • Creating User Accounts and Groups
  • Setting Execute Permissions for IIS Web Site or Virtual Directory
  • Support for Shortcuts to Folders
  • Added a Dependency Detector for EXE and DLL files
  • Ukrainian and Czech localizations for MSI packages
  • Allow preventing an application from being registered with Windows Installer
  • Added Events Wizard in dialog editor
  • Support for parameterizable, Pseudo Formatted fields
  • Over 15 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.3

Released on August 23rd, 2006
  • Temporary installation files
  • Multi-file custom actions
  • Search-based LaunchCondition wizard
  • Multi-volume data DVDs support
  • Dynamic guidelines in dialog editor
  • Importing updates configurations into updates configuration projects
  • Conditionally install IIS entities
  • IIS MIME types configuration
  • IIS Support for Default Document List on Virtual Directories
  • Error policy when installing already existing IIS entities
  • Over 17 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.2

Released on July 24th, 2006
  • Dialog Editor: full Billboard editor
  • Dialog Editor Repository for exporting and importing dialogs
  • Dialog Editor Clipboard support: cut, copy and paste controls between dialogs or applications
  • Visually creating Updates Configuration files using the new project type
  • .NET Custom Actions
  • New Driver wizard (Enterprise)
  • JPEG and GIF format support for Java application Splash Screens
  • Over 13 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.1.2

Released on June 30th, 2006

Version 4.1.1

Released on June 26th, 2006

Version 4.1

Released on June 21st, 2006
  • Command-line options for most used UI actions, enabling a greater degree of scripting and automation
  • Ability to run a script file of commands on a project
  • Multi-file Prerequisites
  • Over 19 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.0

Released on May 29th, 2006
  • dialog editor (Enterprise)
  • Creating Configurable Merge Modules (Enterprise)
  • Java product startup failure check
  • Portuguese Brazil localization
  • Over 17 enhancements and bug fixes

Version 3.9

Released on April 12th, 2006
  • Merge modules creation support (Enterprise)
  • Danish translation
  • Importing REG files
  • Ability to hide installed package in Add/Remove Programs
  • Setting package version taken from an EXE file (CLI)
  • Setting the package and JRE paths (CLI)
  • Prevent loading projects created with a newer version of Advanced Installer
  • Set an env. var. with the path of the loaded JRE (Java)
  • 2 bug fixes

Version 3.8.1

Released on March 27th, 2006

Version 3.8

Released on March 15th, 2006
  • Driver installation support using DIFx
  • HTTPS support for the Updater
  • Norwegian (Nynorsk) localization
  • New Shortcut wizard
  • Provided basic serial validation implementation
  • Drag&Drop files from Windows Explorer
  • 3 bug fixes

Version 3.7.1

Released on February 22nd, 2006

Version 3.7

Released on February 7th, 2006
  • Multi-language MSI packages
  • Ability to check the license (on the server) before downloading updates
  • Wizard for creating Custom Actions
  • Nested install custom actions
  • Setting shortcut hot keys
  • Polish translation added
  • Adding folders to the PATH environment variable of the Java product's process
  • Providing console output for command line operation mode
  • Support for Updater to run minimized in tray
  • Updates from local network
  • Japanese and Spanish translation updated and completed
  • Upgrade MSI Dialog
  • Other smaller enhancements and bug fixes

Version 3.6.1

Released on January 17th, 2006

Version 3.6

Released on January 9th, 2006
  • IIS support: Web Application mappings, Front Page server extensions, web site default document list
  • Ability to redirect stdout and stderr for Java applications
  • Support side-by-side installs of different product versions
  • File Associations wizard
  • Search wizard
  • Ability to run a Windows Installer version check in bootstrapper
  • Basic and Silent UI running modes for EXE bootstrapper
  • MD5 signature support for checking itself and downloaded files (prerequisites and updates)
  • HTTP user authentication support in Advanced Updater
  • Advanced Updater automated download&install mode
  • Advanced Updater application close&restart before&after an update
  • On-line install - EXE bootstrapper ability to launch the MSI from an URL
  • Ability to generate install packages in Japanese
  • Improved Java VM selection algorithm with JRE vs. JDK user preference
  • Local network updates support
  • Other smaller enhancements and bug fixes

Version 3.5.1

Released on December 22nd, 2005
  • Bug fixes

Version 3.5

Released on December 12th, 2005
  • IIS support: configuration and deployment of web sites, web applications, virtual directories, ISAPI filters, etc.
  • Isolated components support
  • Qualified/Published components support
  • Extracting registration registry entries from self-reg DLLs
  • Russian localization
  • Ability to localize the Updater
  • Signature check for Updates configuration file
  • Windows Installer version verification in .EXE setups
  • Better Platform SDK digital signing tools detection
  • Better algorithm for ProgID generation in File Associations
  • Bug fixes

Version 3.4.2

Released on December 6th, 2005

Version 3.4.1

Released on November 28th, 2005
  • Reduced Updater size
  • Bug fixes

Version 3.4

Released on November 21st, 2005
  • Updater
  • Full MSI launch conditions support
  • User friendly condition editor
  • Wizards for Professional and Java project creation
  • Mac OS X Java package localization
  • Installing files and folders in the root of the Mac OS X Java package
  • Added File Associations confirmation dialog in the MSI UI
  • Streamlined Prerequisites Wizard interface

Version 3.3.1

Released on October 6th, 2005

Version 3.3

Released on October 4th, 2005
  • COM, COM+ and DCOM registration
  • Configurable Merge Modules
  • Building Mac OS X package for Java projects
  • Wizard for basic Project creation
  • Inclusion and exclusion filters for Synchronized Folders
  • Editing multiple files' properties at once
  • File version override
  • Stretched or fixed size switch for dialog banners and bitmaps

Version 3.2

Released on September 5th, 2005
  • Scheduling Custom Actions in the UI sequence
  • Localizing the Java Launcher and Setup Bootstrapper
  • Ability to set the Feature and Directory for each Merge Module
  • An additional 30 graphics setup themes
  • Bug fixes and UI improvements

Version 3.1.1

Released on August 16th, 2005

Version 3.1

Released on August 15th, 2005
  • Editing the Library Path of a Java product
  • Single instance Java Product with notification and parameter passing on secondary launch attempt
  • Added translations in the French and Norwegian languages
  • New type of prerequisite: Open Site option
  • Improved Organization Page
  • Auto-detect main class in JARs and folders
  • Bug fixes

Version 3.0.1

Released on July 12th, 2005
  • Help clarifications
  • Bug fixes

Version 3.0

Released on July 11th, 2005
  • Creating MSI packages in other languages
  • Translations in the following languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch
  • Easy to translate into your own language
  • Advertised shortcuts
  • Font registration
  • Easy to use GUI for specifying the Java VM parameters
  • Using Folders, Properties and Environment Variables in Classpath for Java products
  • Specifying JVM heap size as percents of system memory

Version 2.6.5

Released on May 20th, 2005

Version 2.6.4

Released on May 11th, 2005

Version 2.6.3

Released on May 9th, 2005

Version 2.6.2

Released on April 22nd, 2005

Version 2.6.1

Released on April 20th, 2005

Version 2.6

Released on April 19th, 2005
  • Authoring Windows Installer patches (MSP files)
  • Computing file hashes
  • Conditional levels for features
  • Support JVM type: server/client
  • Folder ordering
  • Support for continuing prerequisites install after a reboot
  • Ordering prerequisites
  • Bug fixes

Version 2.5.1

Released on March 10th, 2005
  • Bug fixes

Version 2.5

Released on March 9th, 2005
  • File and folder removal operations on install or uninstall
  • Registry key and value removal operations on install
  • 64-bit packages support
  • User defined MSI properties
  • Support for folders based on MSI properties
  • UI improvements and bug fixes

Version 2.4.1

Released on February 11th, 2005

Version 2.4

Released on February 10th, 2005
  • Searching applications and resources on target computer
  • INI files and entries support
  • Sharing components between features
  • Current feature support
  • Bug fixes

Version 2.3

Released on January 10th, 2005
  • Internet Shortcuts
  • Support for command-line editing
  • Support for running install packages in full log mode
  • Files, Folders and Shortcuts rename and move by drag-and-drop
  • Improved editing of Formatted fields that reference files, folders or properties
  • Build progress report
  • Support for both SignCode and SignTool code signing tools

Version 2.2

Released on December 1st, 2004
  • Support for multiple volume installs
  • Schedule Custom Actions in any stage of the install sequence
  • Six new Custom Action types
  • The ability to edit the Custom Action condition and options
  • Microsoft Authenticode Digital ID signature support
  • Ability to create new components for files

Version 2.1.1

Released on November 15th, 2004

Version 2.1

Released on November 9th, 2004
  • Support for Synchronized Folders
  • Ability to import Data Sources
  • Support for multi-target builds, with and without bundled JRE
  • Support for install package with files not packed in CABs
  • Supporting Unicode characters in paths to files
  • Sorting rows before saving in AIP for smaller CVS diffs
  • Ability to force the installation of a prerequisite
  • Support for empty registry values
  • More predefined install folders
  • Editing File Attributes support
  • Preferred JRE support
  • 1 bug fix

Version 2.0.2

Released on October 13th, 2004

Version 2.0.1

Released on October 12th, 2004

Version 2.0

Released on October 11th, 2004
  • Support for .NET and Win32 assemblies, installed side-by-side on Windows XP
  • Setup.exe command line option for extracting package without installing
  • User Interface improvements: Ctrl+Tab to switch between pages
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.9

Released on September 20th, 2004
  • Uninstall shortcut and other command shortcuts
  • Icon for Add/Remove Programs panel
  • Disable Modify, Repair or Remove in Add/Remove Programs panel
  • Ability to prevent installing an older version of the product over a newer one
  • Ability to start any file (html, etc) at install finish
  • Improved supported OS resolution to include SPs and OSRs
  • Support for Default registry entries
  • Silent install for Prerequisites
  • Ability to specify a command line for Prerequisites
  • Ability to accept a command line for the Setup file
  • Ability to change package name and destination folder
  • Ability to change project root and relative paths algorithm
  • Improved prerequisites UI
  • 3 bug fixes

Version 1.8

Released on August 9th, 2004
  • Setup.exe can look for, download and install prerequisite applications
  • Integrated help for getting started
  • User Interface improvements: sorting and hide-able left panel
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.7

Released on July 5th, 2004
  • Features and Components support
  • Creating and controlling new features
  • Selecting the components to be included in feature
  • Specifying feature attributes
  • Specifying component attributes
  • Java Services support
  • Recursively adding registry keys
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.6

Released on June 7th, 2004
  • ODBC Driver, Data Source and Translator support
  • Setting permission for Files and Folders
  • Setting permission for Registry Keys and Values
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.5

Released on May 4th, 2004
  • Added user registration dialog with serial code validation hooks
  • Ability to open readme file or launch application when installation finishes
  • Ability to include and install Windows Installer if missing or too old on target computer
  • Context sensitive help
  • Improvements and bugfixes

Version 1.4

Released on March 15th, 2004
  • Support for installing, registering and controlling services
  • Merge Modules support
  • EXE bootstrapper for msi with custom icon and file version
  • Custom icon and file version in Java Native Launcher
  • Relative paths in project
  • User Interface custom banners and images
  • User Interface additional dialogs: License, Readme
  • Version and other data in saved in File Table
  • 3 bug fixes

Version 1.3

Released on January 5th, 2004
  • Custom Actions support
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.2

Released on December 12th, 2003
  • Empty folder creation support
  • Choosing shortcut directory on creation
  • Setting shortcut working directory

Version 1.1

Released on December 1st, 2003
  • File associations and MIME types support
  • Improved JRE selection algorithm in Java Native Launcher
  • Editable default application and shortcut installation folders
  • Major improvements to the New Project dialog
  • Bug fixes

Version 1.0

Released on October 17th, 2003
  • Java Products support
  • Pretty WinXP icons
  • Help system

Version 0.5

Released on August 3rd, 2003
  • Command line build support
  • Environment variables support

Version 0.4

Released on July 23rd, 2003
  • Reboot after install
  • Limited UI
  • Automated upgrades
  • Per-user/per-machine installs
  • Supported OSs
  • Product support info

Version 0.3

Released on July 10th, 2003
  • Auto registration of files (DLL, OCX, EXE, etc.)
  • Customizable shortcut icons (from ICO, EXE, DLL)
  • UI improvements

Version 0.2

Released on July 1st, 2003
  • Major UI overhaul
  • Registry support
  • Shortcuts support

Version 0.1

Released on March 31st, 2003
  • Initial public release