Advanced Installer is a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables developers to build reliable MSI packages that meet the latest Microsoft Windows logo certification guidelines.
Advanced Installer provides a powerful - yet intuitive and easy to use - interface to the installation creation process, making the authoring of MSI files a snap and shielding developers from the complexity and intricacies of the Windows Installer technology while enabling them to leverage its capabilities.
Adding and removing files and folders.
Adding and removing file shortcuts.
Adding and removing registry keys and entries.
Adding and removing environment variables.
Specifying files for "on install" auto registration.
Single file or media based installation.
Cabinet file compression.
Setting required MSI properties and codes.
Setting optional MSI properties.
Forcing reboot upon completion of successful installation.
Limiting the User Interface to basic (simple progress and error handling).
Upgrading older versions of the product automatically.
Per-user and per-machine installs.
Preventing the installation on unsupported operating systems.
XML project files for easy integration in SCV tools.
Command line mode execution for integration in automated build systems.
Illustrated help and tutorials.
Creation of valid MSI packages.
Zero-overhead installation packages.
Adding and removing file associations and mime types.