We work primarily with Wise here at work, but found out my company has a license with InstallShield (don't ask why we don't switch [8|]). I have since downloaded InstallShield 11 - Professional Edition and have been playing around with it. Through my exploring, I have a few burning question:

1) In Wise, there's the "SetupCapture" utility to use when converting EXEs; is there something similar with IS 11?
2) What's the difference between AdminStudio and IS 11?

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Installshield has a repackager.exe utility that allows snapshots to be taken. just look for the executable. I'm not sure of the differences between AS & IS. Maybe the repackager isn't shipped with IS?
Answered 04/24/2006 by: dm1
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As far as I know, the InstallShiled repackager can be launched directly from the network share where you have installed the editor, while you need to install the Wise repackager on the package client.

Answered 04/24/2006 by: jonasm
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Installshield 11.5 is just the MSI editor/creator. You need AdminStudio (which is the full suite which includes Installshield 11.5) to do repackaging (setup capture).

The setup capture in Wise and Installshield are almost identical. I find both work quite well. Yes, Installshield's can be run from a remote network share.. no need to install anything on the client.

I find Installshield's AdminStudio captures better than Wise, but Wise's code is less buggy. It's more or less a wash.
Answered 04/25/2006 by: turbokitty
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