Caphyon LLC is pleased to announce the release of Advanced Installer Professional 4.6, a Windows Installer authoring tool which enables developers and system administrators to easily build reliable MSI packages. Advanced Installer runs on Windows 2000/XP, and the install packages it creates run on all Microsoft Windows 9x/ME/NT/2k/XP operating systems.

Windows Installer is a powerful, but very complex technology. Mastering it on your own takes months of hard work. That's 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 sophysticated needs: Professional, For Java and Enterprise.

What's new in Advanced Installer 4.6


The 4.6 version enhances the Windows Vista compatibility by adding support for IIS 7 and the Restart Manager. Also new for IIS is the anonymous access and authentication control (users and groups) support and a quick introductory tutorial. Other tutorials and how-to's on different topics were also added.

The Auto Updater can now be scheduled to run from the Windows Scheduler service, thanks to the newly completed Task Scheduler integration.

A new wizard greatly simplifies the media and bootstrapper configuration, while a new Print control is available for printing RTF files from installation dialogs. The Patch creation process is improved with precondition checking and reporting. Finally, numerous bug fixes and enhancements are implemented in the 4.6 version, primarily in areas of 64-bit Windows and the upcoming Vista OS.

- IIS 7 on Windows Vista support

- Windows Vista restart manger support

- IIS Anonymous Access and Authentication Control (User Accounts integration)

- Added ability to schedule runs of Updater (Task Scheduler integration)

- Simplify Patch creation by verifying and reporting preconditions on target and updated MSI

- New Wizard for media and bootstrapper configuration

- Support for printing RTFs during install (for Licenses, Readme files, etc.)

- Server-side serial validation (over HTTP)

- IIS Tutorial

- Conditional dialog Tutorial

- SQL Scripts Tutorial

- Many other enhancements and bug fixes

Advanced Installer Professional costs USD $249.

Advanced Installer Enterprise costs USD $499.

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