InstallShield Professional

InstallShield Professional 11

An Installer-Creation Tool that Keeps Up With Technology

InstallShield Professional is basically proprietary software that helps create software packages and installers and also make applications for emerging or upcoming technologies. View full description

PROS

  • Comprehensive Windows 7
  • 8 & 10 support
  • Installation text localised in 35 languages

CONS

  • Upgrading versions could pose issues to existing users
  • Creating installers with multiple files could be difficult
  • Customer support and forum assistance have scope for improvement

InstallShield Professional is basically proprietary software that helps create software packages and installers and also make applications for emerging or upcoming technologies.

Trusted Tool

InstallShield helps make installers for servers, cloud platforms and Windows desktops (almost all versions). There are more than 100,000 developers across the globe that rely on InstallShield Professional to make MSI and EXE installers, create WSA and UWP packages, thereby virtualising their applications with little coding, scripting, or rework. The tool has been installed on approximately 500 million servers and PCs. Whether supporting complex software bundles or standalone applications, InstallShield offers a user-friendly and engaging development interface to get work done. The installations can be made right from the Microsoft Visual Studio.

Simplified Deployments & Seamless User Experience

With InstallShield Professional, you get installation templates with multiple tiers to position server/web applications as one cloud-ready package. The tool also works with hybrid cloud databases. Using the advanced UI editor of InstallShield, you could create installers matching your firm and product brand. The company believes in keeping up with the latest versions of the tool, which is imperative for a software to work at its optimal best. This is why it continuously streams the latest patches and updates at install time, ensuring only the latest version gets installed.

The InstallShield Professional Edition provides publishers with a powerful and flexible solution for creating Windows (MSI or InstallScript™) and cross-platform installations. The Professional Edition introduces new functionality for keeping publishers up-to-date with the latest technologies.

These include:

MSI 3.1 support

Simplified patch development

Try and Buy functionality

Create fully functional trial versions that can be instantly activated

Oracle support

Easily connect to Oracle database servers

IIS 6.0

Support for application pools

It also offers Web Service Extensions, new properties and over 20 InstallScript enhancements including 64-bit support for AMD and Intel hardware.

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InstallShield Professional 11

User reviews about InstallShield Professional

  • jojiharada10

    by jojiharada10

    "great"

    great install shield and good to solution error and other application. More.

    reviewed on March 16, 2013

  • Buggynours

    by Buggynours

    "Where can I buy it?"

    I did download the trial version that I needed to recover from projects made with IntallShield 8.0. My version 8.0 is no... More.

    reviewed on April 7, 2010

  • Anon794

    by Anon794

    "Avoid InstallShield if at all possible"

    - Non-Intuitive UI for creating installers. Very difficult to make installers with large amounts of files - Bloated in... More.

    reviewed on October 20, 2009

  • Ranger1967

    by Ranger1967

    "I´m gona try"

    I have not yet. But I will send one, later. Thanks and best regards, Rui Seabra de Magalhães. More.

    reviewed on September 10, 2008