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InstallShield 2018-R2 & Editions

Build Reliable Installers for Windows and Easily Convert to MSIX

You've built a great software product that users love. Why risk an installation error and a poor customer experience? Play it safe with Flexera's InstallShield. It's the industry standard for developers creating installers for Windows desktops, servers, virtual and cloud platforms.

Consistent and reliable installs. Every time. Flexera InstallShield delivers a seamless user install. Choose from a variety of installers and packages – standalone or complex suites. Develop MSI and EXE installers, and create Windows Server App and MSIX packages with minimal scripting, coding and rework. Then easily deploy to Windows Store and Nano Server.

With InstallShield, you'll adapt to industry changes quickly, get to market faster and deliver an engaging customer experience. 

The result? Productivity: up. Extra scripting/coding/rework: way down. Simpler and cleaner installs, upgrades and uninstalls.

Flexera InstallShield is the fastest easiest way to build Windows installers and MSIX packages and create installations directly within Microsoft Visual Studio.

What's New in InstallShield 2018-R2
  • Support for MSIX - Now supports the latest deployment type from Microsoft – MSIX, right out of the box. Easily create MSIX packages or migrate existing MSI projects effortlessly. Use your existing projects to generate MSIX packages with just a few clicks.
  • Improved Designer Interface - Download the new InstallShield designer, with a fresh, modern look that simplifies creating an easy-to-use installation.
  • Update Configurations for Suite Installers - Let the end user decide if the installer should download the new update or continue with the older version. Or you can set up a force the update when the user installs.
  • Dual Signing using SHA1 and SHA256 Digests - No more choosing between SHA 1 or SHA 256 to digitally sign the installers. Now digitally sign using both digests, a big help in supporting older Windows products.

With InstallShield, you can:

  • Build simple and clean installs, upgrades and uninstalls
  • Simplify virtual and cloud-based deployments
  • Easily convert to or create MSIX packages
  • Deliver a seamless customer user experience
  • Support enterprise customers with ISO 19770-2 software inventory tags, PowerShell scripting, and sideloading of Windows Store App
  • Benefit from the standard for Windows installers with Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio support

The applications you build should install reliably and make a great first impression. They deserve the best. They deserve InstallShield. Download trial version of InstallShield 2018-R2 now.


InstallShield Editions

InstallShield is available in THREE EDITIONS - Premier, Professional and Express



Support for MSIX

Easily take advantage of Microsoft's MSIX with effortless MSIX package creation or smooth migration of existing MSI projects. All in a few clicks.


Create Windows Server App Packages (WSA) from MSI Projects

Get ready for Nano Server and Windows Server 2016 deployments by building Windows Server App packages from your existing InstallShield projects. Simultaneously create both Windows Server App packages and Windows Installer packages in your build process to easily support all of your customers' desired deployment scenarios.

Combine Multiple UWP App Packages into One

Develop your installation in modules for easier deployment and maintenance, and then merge the components and dependencies at build time into a single UWP app (Appx) package for the Windows Store. For direct distribution outside the store, bundle your UWP App Packages and other dependencies together with a Suite/Advanced UI installer.

Windows Installer (MSI) Installations

Quickly and easily create Windows Installer (MSI) installations with advanced support for SQL databases, enhanced options in IIS view (Premier and Professional editions only), XML editing and much more with InstallShield's intuitive graphical development environment.

InstallScript Installations

Design installers or MSI custom actions with InstallScript -- a powerful and easy-to-use installation scripting language to maximise the flexibility of your installation.

Convert MSIs to Microsoft App-V 5.1

Provide flexible installation options for your enterprise customers by creating both Microsoft App-V 5.1 packages and Windows Installer MSI installations from the same build process. Improve your support team's ability to quickly test and troubleshoot customer issues by providing them with instant streaming access to virtualised instances of multiple product versions. Microsoft App-V is included with Windows 10 Enterprise editions

Mapped MSI Table Relationships

Gain insight into how MSI tables are related for more precise editing and troubleshooting. Quickly see how those changes will impact your installer to reduce the unintended consequences of manual table editing.

Custom Bootstrappers to Bundle Universal Windows Platform App Packages, MSI Installers, and More

Suite/Advanced UI installations bundle app packages, MSI installers, EXE setups, Web Deploy packages and more into a single installer for simple installation by your customers. Enhancements offer more control for suite installation authors. Installers can be bundled with their dependencies, server configuration tasks, PowerShell scripts, and all the required components of a complex installation.

Custom Windows 10 Tiles

Make your Windows Installer and UWP desktop applications "pop" on the Windows 10 Start screen with vibrant tiles for increased user engagement.

Multilingual Support

InstallShield's development tools are available in both English and Japanese language editions. Localise installations using InstallShield's default run-time strings in 35 languages, and add your own strings for other languages. Add conditions to deliver different files, registry entries and other resources for each supported language.

Install Web Applications to Microsoft Azure and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy

With support for installing Microsoft Web Deploy packages, Suite/ Advanced UI installations give your customers the flexibility to deploy web applications to their choice of infrastructure -- local machines, remote servers in the data center or to Microsoft Azure in the cloud.

Automatically Provision Virtual Machines for Simple Installation Testing

Reduce testing time and eliminate manual steps by automatically provisioning virtual machines; Simple choose your test images and InstallShield will automatically power on the virtual machine and stage your installation for testing. Requires VMware vSphere, VMware Workstation, or Microsoft Hyper-V.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server Integration

Compile, build and manage InstallShield projects on TFS build servers. Use Team Explorer to configure, schedule, and queue builds for InstallShield projects together with Visual Studio solution builds.



InstallShield Standalone Build

Automate Software Installation Builds and Foster Team Collaboration

Today software companies are no longer waiting until the end of their release cycle to start building their installations. Instead they follow Agile Software Development best practices by building their installations from the beginning and continuously integrating them with their product builds.

Maintain a Clean Build System

InstallShield provides a Standalone Build add-on that enables you to maintain a clean build system by using the part of InstallShield that builds the installations, plus any redistributables that you want to include in your installations. InstallShield Premier Edition customers are entitled to 5 free licenses of the Standalone Build. InstallShield Professional customers are entitled to 1 free license. You can also purchase additional Standalone Build licenses by calling Flexera Software.

The following licensing options are available for Standalone Build. Please call Flexera Software to learn more.

  • Standalone Build Developer License – A per-machine node-locked license ideal for small development teams
  • Standalone Build Team Licenses – Ideal for mid-to-large sized development teams, it provides a set of 10 or 30 per-machine node-locked licenses
  • Standalone Build Concurrent Licenses – Ideal for advanced infrastructure needs and use in build farms with dynamic virtual machines



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