Advanced Installer Professional
Advanced Installer Professional is a Windows utility designed to help you build Windows Installer packages in a clean and intuitive working environment.
Although it comes packed with many dedicated parameters the user interface is straightforward, and gives users the possibility to create a new project by selecting the type, namely installer (e.g. Visual Studio or .NET applications, mixed 32/64-bit packages), Java, updates, add-ins, mobile, and others.
What’s more, you are required to give details about the name and company, select the installation package type (MSI, EXE, CD/DVD, Web installers, or GPO deployment), and specify the saving directory and installation package name.
You can add product details (e.g. name, version, support information), make the application automatically upgrade older product versions or allow side-by-side installations, specify the installation folder and package type (32 or 64-bit), and add conditions for the installer to run.
Plus, you can perform file management operations, such as move, remove, or copy, set file permissions, add shortcuts, create or update XML files, insert Registry keys and values, customize the GUI (welcome or exit dialog, progress pane), as well as add environmental variables to the install packages.
Advanced Installer Professional enables you to create professional projects by customizing them according with your advanced preferences. However, if you don't need to create complex MSI packages, you can opt for a simple project, which can be configured with just a few clicks.
The program lets you use external tools for creating digital signatures, import XML and INI files, and apply validation options.
All in all, Advanced Installer Professional provides a complete suite of tools for helping developers design MSI packages.