“InstallAware Studio Admin is the premier software installation solution for Windows Installer that provides you with true Windows Installer rapid development productivity.”InstallAware
It’s scripting engine lives within Windows Installer and extends native capabilities to help perform things like custom checks and actions without having to have knowledge out how such things might be done in Windows Installer.
InstallAware claim to be #2 in terms of market share but no data is presented to support this. They do market aggressively against InstallShield.
It is also worth mentioning that InstallAware have an open source project now. It contains an APPX Builder library and an example console applet.
Key things to know
InstallAware have been working hard to continually extend the features of their suite. You’ll find an exhaustive list of such features here.
The Admin Studio edition of InstallAware is it’s most feature rich edition (and the only edition that includes a repackaging solution), but it does offer four editions in total. You can see a quick comparison of all four here. There is a cheaper, Express Edition, a Developer Edition, a Studio Edition and even a Free Edition that integrates with Visual Studio.
InstallAware Studio Admin has also been fortified with their InstallTailor tool which creates MST transforms out of any MSI file. Such may be further consumed directly by InstallAware’s Application Runtime Wizard, as well as standard Group Policy/Active Directory deployment.
If you would like more information on pricing, capabilities, or alternative solutions and technologies, AppDetails is here to help at no cost to you. AppDetails Recommendation Services provides you with a technical resource to discuss your requirements and help ensure you have the information you need before engaging with sales. Get the right solution for your specific needs faster, with less hassles, and with the confidence you made the right choice, by leveraging the expert advice of AppDetails. Even if you are just interested in obtaining a trial version or other gated material, go through AppDetails to make your requests and be protected from the sales and marketing activities such a request triggers!
If you have comments about this product, please leave a reply below. However, if you have a correction to make as a community member or as the owner of this software, we encourage you to contact us directly.