InstallShield vs Advanced Installer
I have been using the Free version Advanced Installer for quite some time to create MSI packages. However, I am running into many scenarios where I need more functionality in my MSI's. File deletion, upgrade/patch installations, repackaging EXE's as MSI's, etc. I have played around with both products. Advanced Installer Enterprise provides a lot of what I need, but am looking for some other opinions. I will be creating installation packages for ThinApp, Sharepoint, and SCCM 2012 deployments. My biggest confusion is the fuzzy line between products that Flexera offers. Do I need Installshield or AdminStudio which includes Installshield. Can I justify the price differences between the 2 products? What can InstallShield/AdminStudio offer me that Advanced Installer cannot? Figured I would ask the awesome community of professionals here first; before getting fondled by their sales teams..again.