hi EXPERTS,  i ready many  thing about Install shield, and Admin studio, i came to know , ADMIN STUDIO  is "product" which contain many sub tools, in that "Install shield " is a repcakager tool.

I hope some extent made my confusion clear, if i mistaken, EXPERTS please make me correct.I request please provide normal conversation wordings, instead of links, we all know, evry forum/ some other pages pop-ups, different messages( as i understood). Hope u can understand me, please respond to this. Because i wanna make my life in this domain, without knowing the difference, it hurts to proceed the things in learning further.

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Admin Studio does contain some useful tools like Repackager, Tuner etc. Installshield is just an editing tool and it can be used to create file/registry packages.

To snapshot your setup.exe and convert it to MSI, you would need Admin Studio.

Since Both of these products are now owned by Flexera, If you order Admin Studio Installshield, you will get both these products which can be installed together and used together.

Hope it helps.

Answered 10/14/2012 by: piyushnasa
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  • To snapshot your setup.exe and convert it to MSI, you would need Admin Studio.

    Actually, the premium version of InstallShield also contains the repackager. But you are correct in stating that InstallShield contains the tools for pure MSI editing, while AdminStudio covers more of the packaging process, with tools like the compatibility toolkit and virtualisation toolkit.

    Without too much detail, in AdminStudio, you can create a catalog of your applications that serves as a base for doing a broader scope of tasks on them, like bulk compat checking, testing, SCCM integrated tasks etc..
  • T@PJ,@Piyush,

    Thanks mine doubt is been clear now.
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