Advanced Installer – powerful and easy to use Windows Installer authoring tool, enabling developers to create reliable MSI packages that meet the latest Microsoft Windows logo certification guidelines. Extremely easy to use, powerful, fast and lightweight. Advanced Installer simplifies the process of building Windows Installer packages by providing a very easy to use, high level interface to the underlying technology. The program implements all Windows Installer rules and follows all the advised best practices. With this simple, intuitive interface, building a Windows Installer package will take just a few minutes. Start the program, add a few files, change the name, hit the Build button and you are done. No scripts to learn, no seminars to attend. Advanced Installer project files are stored in XML format. This way, they can be easily checked into a version control system. The software installer also operates at command line, so you can build your release packages in a completely automated script, like Make, Ant or NAnt. Furthermore, the most common operations are also implemented as command line actions, so you can modify your project in an automated fashion.
Windows Installer is becoming the “de facto” software installation technology on Windows. Being preinstalled on the latest Microsoft operating systems, and also bundled with the most popular productivity packages (Office, etc.) this software installer provides a significant number of power features that improve application management and administration.
This power doesn’t come without pitfalls, and the most important of them all is the complexity. Creating an MSI file requires careful planning and editing of dozens of database tables.
Hundreds of pages of documentation must be read, countless lists of rules must be followed. Building a Windows Installer package may take days or even weeks. This is where a MSI creation tool comes to help.
Save on training costs
User friendly, completely GUI driven, with no scripts to learn, no databases to edit and no XML to write.
Save time to market
Develop with wizards, import existing IDE projects, integrate into automated build tools and source control systems.
Save on development costs
Hundreds of powerful features ready to use with just a few mouse clicks. Tons of functionality configurable for your installers.
Reduce your support costs
Fewer number of incidents due to improper installers. Enjoy reliable installers crafted with obsessive attention to detail.
Save on additional tool purchases
Included updater, launcher, bootstrapper, trialware, serial validation, dialog editor, additional languages and countless others.
Increase customer satisfaction
Robust installers based on standard Windows Installer technology offering rollbacks, patches, autoupdates, etc.
Save on consulting
Advanced Installer’s fanatical support team stands ready to help you with any installer questions you may have.
Save on migration tools
Leverage existing investments. Repackage older installers, import MSIs, WiX projects. Use open formats, avoid proprietary traps.