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How the World Builds MSI and EXE Installers and UWP and WSA Packages for Windows Applications


Complex Install Builds Made Easy—Web, Cloud, Virtual, and Traditional

Creating world-class Windows application installers doesn’t happen by accident. Today’s computing environments are complex… and so are software installation requirements.

Software companies serious about providing reliable, professional installations for their applications trust InstallShield to handle this complexity. InstallShield is the only software installer that can directly convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V virtual packages.

  • Supports all the latest technologies—Windows and multiplatform.
  • Creates a reliable customer installation experience every time.
  • Ideal for both novice and seasoned installation developers.
  • Enables you to offer your product as a cloud-ready virtual appliance.
  • Supports agile and distributed installation development environments.
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InstallShield Features




  A quick and easy tool for creating Windows installer (MSI) installations A powerful Windows installation solution for MSI, EXE and UWP World’s top Windows installation solution plus cloud, UWP and WSA
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Easy to learn and use X X X
Support for latest Microsoft technologies X X X
Avoid risk exposure and non-compliance X X X
Fits into any budget X X X
Available in different languages X X X
Create DPI-aware installations X X X
Microsoft Visual Studio Integration X X X
Support Microsoft Certificate Requirements X X X
Custom Windows 10 Tiles X X X
Open Source Software Detection and Risk Assessment X X X
Support easy upgrades   X X
Windows 7 and 8 validation testing   X X
Advanced UI designer   X X
Create pure 64-bit installations   X X
Deploy to hybrid cloud databases   X X
Automation Interface   X X
Provide deployment metadata   X X
Ensure users always have the latest version of your application installed   X X
Streamline installation scripting   X X
Maintain a clean build system   X X
Reduce development time   X X
Easily customize your installations   X X
Customize your installations with InstallScript   X X
Test your app for compatibility with UWP and WSA app packages   X X
Create UWP app packages from MSI projects   X X
Create WSA packages from MSI projects   X X
Mapped MSI Table Relationships   X X
Combine multiple UWP app packages into one     X
Simplify installations for complex apps     X
Simplify multi-tiered installations     X
Provision virtual machines for efficient testing     X
Automate installing Windows roles and features     X
Run PowerShell scripts from Suite/Advanced UI installations     X
Create Microsoft App-V installations     X
Virtualization suitability testing     X
Sideloading Windows store apps     X
Enhanced Suite capabilities     X
Support complex requirements with minimal scripting and coding     X
Provide a streamlined experience     X
Support distributed, collaborative installation development     X
Avoid common installation issues     X
Localize your installation     X
Quickly roll out new installations     X
Save time with the IIS Scanner     X
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