InstallShield 2010 Premier v16 Portable (Size: 189.7 MB)
InstallShield® makes it easy to author reliable Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript installations and App-V™ virtual packages for Windows platforms, including the new Windows 7.
InstallShield - How the World Installs Software on Microsoft Windows
If your software targets Windows®, InstallShield® is your solution. It makes it easy to author reliable Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript installations and App-V™ virtual packages for Windows platforms, including the new Windows 7, keeping your customers happy and your support costs down. For over 20 years, InstallShield has been the gold standard for Windows software installations, used by virtually every major software company in the world.
Your software should install reliably and make a great first impression. It deserves the best. It deserves InstallShield.
Microsoft App-V Support
Deploy your applications as App-V virtual packages that run without conflict.
InstallShield is once again revolutionizing software installations with new support for application virtualization with Microsoft® App-V™.
Now when you build a traditional MSI project, InstallShield 2010 can simultaneously build it as a virtual App-V package. It can also automatically modify your legacy MSIs to App-V packages. InstallShield 2010 handles all the conversion work, so there’s no learning curve for developers new to application virtualization.
To an end user, virtual applications appear and function just like physically installed software. But virtual applications never get installed on the client. Instead they run in their own isolated virtual containers – which include registry entries, libraries, executables, and anything else the application needs to run – completely separate from the operating system. Because there’s no physical installation, there are no installation or retirement problems and no application compatibility issues.
InstallShield 2010’s App-V support is ideal for companies adopting application virtualization for their own environments. Virtual formats like App-V are also useful for software vendors offering evaluation versions of their products. Many end users are hesitant to install evaluations because of the potential risk to their machines. With InstallShield 2010, developers can offer evals as virtual packages, eliminating those fears and increasing evaluations.
Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and MSI 5 Support
Get a head start on supporting Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 and build setups that leverage the new features of Windows Installer 5.
Microsoft’s release of Windows 7 will be a major event in 2009. Companies reluctant to adopt Windows Vista are expected to make the move to Windows 7, and software vendors will need to make sure their products are compatible with the new OS.
InstallShield 2010 has the tools developers need to get a head start on supporting Windows 7. It makes it easy to create applications that meet Microsoft’s requirements for the “Compatible with Windows 7” logo.
InstallShield 2010 makes it easy to install applications on Windows Server 2008 R2. You can now specify that your installation requires Windows Server 2008 R2 and build conditions for features and components.
Windows Installer 5 is available with the releases of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With InstallShield 2010’s own implementation of Windows Installer 5 features, you can take advantage of the cool new MSI 5 functionality, including:
• Creating per-user applications
• Quicker installations for large packages
Stay Current with the Latest Microsoft Technologies
Get support for SQL Server 2008 SP1 and SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP1.
InstallShield 2010 enables you to run SQL scripts on SQL Server SP1 (available in InstallShield Premier and Professional Editions only), and includes support for SQL Server Compact Edition 3.5 SP1 for mobile device installations.
Improved, Time-Saving IDE
New flattened architecture and dynamic search tools will save you tons of time.
Simply put, InstallShield 2010 gives developers the IDE they’ve been asking for. From new toolbars and views to customizable grids to dynamic search tools, this is by far the best user interface InstallShield has ever offered, saving developers a ton of time.
Some of the highlights include:
• Direct Editor view: When you select a table in this view, a new toolbar is displayed for adding, finding, and editing data in the table. (InstallShield 2010 Premier and Professional Editions only)
• Property Manager view: This view contains a new toolbar that has buttons for performing tasks such as adding and deleting properties. You can also drag and drop column headings onto a new group box area to organize the rows in the view in a hierarchical format. (InstallShield Premier and Professional Editions only)
• Redistributables view: The new toolbar and the new group box area in this view provide robust search and organizational functionality.
• Internet Information Services view: This view has been redesigned to look similar to IIS 7, making it much easier to use.
• General Information view: All of the settings in this view are displayed in one grid, instead of as separate grids associated with nodes. The settings are grouped into several categories to make them easier to find.
• Path Variables view: This view contains a new toolbar that has buttons for performing tasks such as adding and deleting path variables. It also has support for dynamic searches and a new group box area for organizing rows in a hierarchical format. (InstallShield Premier and Professional Editions only)
String Editor View
Control the localizable text strings displayed at run time with this spreadsheet-like table.
This new view contains a spreadsheet-like table that shows the collection of language-independent identifiers and corresponding language-specific values for your project.
Get complete and centralized control over the localizable text strings that are displayed at run time during the installation process. Some highlights include a toolbar for adding and editing string entries and a group box area for sorting string entries by categories such as language and by modified date.
Text File Changes View
Configure search-and-replace actions for content in text files to be modified at run time.
This new view lets you configure search-and-replace behavior for content in text files (such as .txt, .htm, .xml, .config, .ini, and .sql files) that you want to modify at run time on the target system.
The text files can be part of your installation, or they can be files that are already present on target systems.
IIS Tools for Web Apps
New IIS scanner and improved view make it easy to create IIS Web sites, applications, and virtual directories.
Internet Information Services (IIS) is a Web server developed by Microsoft. It provides a secure platform for building and deploying Web-based applications, managing Web sites, and publishing information to the Internet or an intranet.
InstallShield 2010 has significantly improved IIS-related functionality that makes it even easier to create and manage new IIS Web sites, Web applications, virtual directories, application pools, and Web service extensions.
InstallShield 2010 has enhanced its Internet Information Services view to look similar to IIS 7. The settings are now displayed in grids, instead of on tabs. And the grids have buttons that let you sort the grid settings by category or alphabetically. Longtime users of InstallShield will notice and appreciate the difference right away. (Available in InstallShield Premier and Professional Editions only).
InstallShield 2010 now gives developers the ability to add IIS Web applications to IIS Web sites and configure as needed. Plus, you can now create an IIS virtual directory without an application. Both enhancements were popular requests by the InstallShield community.
InstallShield 2010 has a new IIS Scanner that analyzes and records IIS data about a Web site’s settings – including its virtual directories, applications, and application pools – and imports it into the Internet Information Services view. So instead of having to waste time manually entering data, InstallShield 2010 finds it and adds it for you. Developers can then use that view to make any changes to the IIS settings. (Available in InstallShield Premier Edition only).
In addition, InstallShield 2010 Premier and Professional Editions have new IIS settings that our users have specifically requested, including:
• Managed Pipeline Mode: Specify the appropriate request-processing pipeline mode—either integrated or classic—for an application pool.
• Enable 32-Bit Applications: Specify whether you want to allow 32-bit applications in the selected application pool to be run on 64-bit systems.
• .NET Framework Version: Specify the version of the .NET Framework that an application pool should load.
• ASP.NET Platform: For installations that may run on a 64-bit version of Windows with the .NET Framework, specify which ASP.NET platform should be used to map a Web site, application, or virtual directory to the ASP.NET version.
Add InstallShield prerequisites to your InstallScript projects.
InstallShield 2010 now enables you to add InstallShield prerequisites to your InstallScript projects. InstallShield prerequisites are redistributables that usually install a product or technology framework required by your application.
If you work on a mix of different project types, InstallShield 2010 lets you simplify your testing matrix by enabling you to reuse this type of redistributable in all of your Basic MSI, InstallScript, and InstallScript MSI projects.
Virtual Machine Detection
Block your installations from running on virtual machines.
Virtual machines have been a licensing and compliance challenge for software vendors. If you don’t want your products to run on virtual machines, InstallShield 2010 has the answer.
It can now build installations that detect when they are being run on virtual machines like Microsoft Hyper-V and Virtual PC or VMware and optionally block the installation.
Overcome MSI LockPermissions limitations such as adding permissions without overwriting existing ones.
For applications that run in locked-down environments, InstallShield 2010 has new functionality that significantly improved the way installations set files, folders, and registry keys at run time.
Developers frustrated with the traditional Windows Installer LockPermissions option will appreciate the improvements, none of which are supported by the old option, including:
• Support for many well-known security identifiers (SIDs) such as guest, everyone, and administrator
• Support for localized user names, which could cause the installation to fail in the traditional option
• Denying a user or group from having the permissions you are specifying
• Adding permissions to a file, folder, or registry key that already exists on the target system, without deleting any existing permissions for that object
• Indicating whether you want permissions to be applied to all of a folder's subfolders and files
• Configuring permissions for a new user that is being created during the installation
InstallShield 2010 includes Unicode support in almost every view to improve multi-language installation development.
InstallShield 2010 takes a three-pronged approach to fully supporting modern multi-language installations:
Windows Installer databases can now be built in a Unicode format, InstallShield projects are now stored in a Unicode format, and the InstallShield interface now supports entering and viewing Unicode characters from multiple character sets at the same time.
Support for 64-Bit COM Extraction
If you are using InstallShield on a 64-bit system, it can extract COM data from a 64-bit COM server.
InstallShield 2010 now supports 64-bit COM extraction. If you are using InstallShield on a 64-bit system, it can extract COM data from a 64-bit COM server.
In order to install the data to the correct locations, the component must be marked as 64 bit.
New InstallShield Prerequisites
InstallShield includes a number of new InstallShield prerequisites that you can add to your projects.
New InstallShield prerequisites include:
• Windows Installer 4.5 (with Microsoft fix), 3.1, 3.0, and 2.0
• .NET Framework 3.0 SP1 and 2.0 SP2
• Internet Explorer 8
• Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP1 and 2005 Express SP3
• Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1
• Oracle 11g Instant Client 126.96.36.199
• Crystal Reports Basic for Visual Studio 2008
Billboard Support for Custom Branding
Display Adobe Flash billboards and other graphic files during the install process.
MSI, InstallScript, and InstallScript MSI projects created with InstallShield 2010 can display billboards to your end users during the installation process.
Billboards are an ideal way to educate end users in new features and advertise other related products. Each billboard is a file that you or your company's graphics department creates for complete control over the look and feel of the file transfer. InstallShield 2010 supports the use of Adobe Flash application file (.swf), .bmp, .gif, .jpg, and more as billboards.
Support for HTML Controls on InstallScript Dialogs
InstallShield 2010 includes support for HTML controls on dialogs in InstallScript and InstallScript MSI projects.
InstallShield 2010 includes support for HTML controls on dialogs in InstallScript and InstallScript MSI projects. HTML controls enable you to use HTML markup for dialog controls.
You can include on dialogs links to Web pages, installed HTML files, and HTML support files. If an end user clicks the hyperlink on the runtime dialog, you can have the HTML page open in an Internet browser, or you can trigger other behavior that you have defined through your InstallScript code.
The HTML control lets you use any valid HTML markup, including styles to control their appearance.
Displaying Installation Progress on the Taskbar
Installations that are run on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 now show a progress bar on the Windows taskbar during file transfer.