Caphyon LLC is pleased to announce the release of Advanced Installer Professional 5.0, a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables developers and system administrators to easily build reliable MSI packages. Advanced Installer runs on Windows 2000/XP/Vista, and the install packages it creates run on all Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP/Vista operating systems.

Windows Installer is a powerful, but very complex technology. Mastering it on your own takes months of hard work. That is 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. Advanced Installer is FREE for the simplest, most common usages. It also offers three additional licensing levels for more sophisticated needs: Professional, For Java and Enterprise.

What's new in Advanced Installer 5.0


The 5.0 version greatly simplifies the task of creating MSI installers for applications already using other install engines by offering the ability to painlessly capture and repackage existing installations.

Another major development in this version is the ability to build multiple installers from a single project, allowing you to easily create different packages from a single source, customized for your various deployment scenarios.

Support for the JRockit JRE, a Browse for File predefined custom action, together with countless other enhancements and bug fixes wrap up another milestone release of the flagship Windows Installer authoring tool, Advanced Installer.

- Ability to capture and repackage existing installations into MSI packages

- Support for building multiple, differently configured installers from a single project

- Support for JRockit Java Runtime Environment

- Import Shell Shortcut files when adding to an Advanced Installer project

- Predefined custom action to select (browse for) a file during installation