Description:Advanced Installer is a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables developers and system administrators to easily build reliable MSI packages. Advanced Installer Professional is a useful tool for administrators and developers which allows them to create reliable MSI packages.
It is a powerful, but very complex technology. Mastering it on your own takes months of hard work. That’s where Advanced Installer comes to help.
It creates a high level abstraction on top of the underlying technology. With a clean, simple user interface, each operation is logical and intuitive. Everything is done in the user interface, without complicated scripts to learn or arcane database tables to edit. Advanced Installer is built on standard, open formats. The project files are saved as XML files for easy integration with source control systems.
Features: *Advanced Installer makes MSI creation a snap *Advanced Installer integrates in automated build tools *Install and register the resources composing your application *Search, download and install Prerequisites *Organize your application in modules and components *Secure and choose your package’s presentations *Extend the installation process with Custom Actions *Customize the installation User Interface
What’s New in version 12
•Support for editing advanced VMware ThinApp options •New streamlined user interface for easily configuring browsing for SQL servers and databases •Support for building UNICODE Updates Configuration files
Enhancements to existing features: •Showing registry based AppIDs in COM view •Support to extract TLB info from EXE •Specific error message when Repackager profile cannot be loaded because it was edited with a newer version of Advanced Installer •Specific exit code for Advanced Installer CLI when no floating license is available •Updater command line to set proxy server credentials •Added current feature control in Updater page ribbon •Saving temporary state of a view when closing Advanced Installer •Replaced the non-intuitive “Default value” attribute for “CheckBox” and “ImageCheckBox” controls with the “Selected” attribute
Bug fixes: •Better control defaults to avoid ICE34 error (Radio Buttons) •Fixed bug when switching themes on projects having Repository dialogs containing •Custom Actions with data setters •When adding a feature-based prerequisite using Advanced Installer command line, the package type was set to EXE •Setup process hanged after installation when using “Install MSI as minor upgrade” and “Enhanced User Interface” options •View Readme file” and “Launch Application” finish actions failed if the path was manually changed on the “InstallDlg” dialog •Patch didn’t run when using Surface theme •Fixed crash on “Select Installation folder dialog” when importing WiX project with •Advanced Installer in trial •Fixed crash when updating custom action data followed by project reload •Automatically pin to taskbar” shortcut option was not updated in UI when editing an MSI •Fixed error on InstallShield MSI import when project contained IIS websites •Display MessageBox” predefined custom action Hebrew/Arabic checkbox could not be saved •Could not select “Installer” section from start page by using right scroll •64-bit ODBC DSNs were installed in the 32-bit registry location
•Resolved COM entries conflict when importing REG files •The “/ImportRegFile” command didn’t import empty registry keys from a registry file •Fixed crash when loading an AIP with files that have “Extract reg info…” option with synchronization enabled •Extract registration info from native library” option extracted an invalid registry key •Exclude Subfolders” option available for folder synchronization was getting unchecked •Showing “Software up to date” message when connection to network path fails •The Updater didn’t support FTP paths in Advanced Installer GUI •Updater credential dialog prompt ended when the same user name and password were entered in sequence •Fixed an incorrectly formatted information regarding proxy authentication in the Updater and Setup credential dialogs •Fixed manifest file path registration in Office Add-in installations