Wanted to know if there is any basic difference between installshield and wise in terms of functionality and all. As per my knowledge both of them are used for MSI creation with many other tools for editing the MSI.

Also is there any limitations in one with respect to other.
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There's quite a few posts been raised on here already asking the same question.

From what I can see it's down to personal preference and you'll probably start an argument by asking the question.

I've only ever used wise so I can't really comment !
Answered 03/31/2006 by: timmsie
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I remember a comment made by someone on this site a while ago, which I completely agree with:

InstallShield creates InstallShield MSI's
Wise creates Windows Installer MSI's.


[:)]
Answered 03/31/2006 by: brenthunter2005
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Installshield is rubbish IMO.

I used it in my last role and I found it slow, unstable, and full of bugs.

Out of the box it would create packages full of ICE errors.

I also don't like the interface.
Answered 03/31/2006 by: OldWiseMan
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I remember a comment made by someone on this site a while ago, which I completely agree with:

InstallShield creates InstallShield MSI's
Wise creates Windows Installer MSI's.


[:)]


I'm frequently reminded of that quote when trying to customise/deploy "Installshield MSIs".
Answered 04/02/2006 by: meastaugh1
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It's been 5 years for me in packaging/deployment. Did used installshield sometimes but as far as my understanding towards wise and installshield is concerened, I have categorised them into two:

1. Repackaging - I consider Wise offers more flexibility then Installshield
2. Device Driver/Advanced/complex packaging - I think both of them are good enough.

In the end it all depends on you what is your comfort level in using either of these products? Since everybody have their own answers towards the best and the worst...
Answered 04/03/2006 by: wiseapp
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I usually suggest that bigger shops keep a copy of InstallShield on hand to deal with InstallShield MSIs but if you don't have the money hopefully you got a free copy of InstallShield tuner.
Answered 04/03/2006 by: kkaminsk
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I thought Installshield was Macrovision?
Answered 04/04/2006 by: OldWiseMan
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Oh Yeah ! Ho Ho
That explains why it is not on the Macromedia site.........

Whoops oh well that makes it obvious I hardly go to the installshield site. Yep your right I am always on the Wise site.

Cheers for clarifying my statements. :)
Answered 04/04/2006 by: Tocra
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