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05-01-2004, 11:21 AM
Welcome to the community forum for InstallShield X Windows Installer Projects. This forum has been created to assist in distinguishing comments that are specific to InstallShield X Windows Installer projects. For all other InstallShield X projects, please use the appropriate community.

InstallShield X is the upgrade for InstallShield DevStudio and InstallShield MultiPlatform, and contains many new and enhanced features for Windows Installer projects, including:

• The Complete Installation Solution - Only InstallShield X gives you the power to easily develop all Windows Installer (MSI), InstallScript, cross-platform, and mobile device installations with just one solution.

• Extensive Server Support - Extend your installation capabilities to configure both database servers and install Web services from one tool. No matter what platform you are targeting, InstallShield X provides powerful features to simplify and accelerate your server-side installation projects.

• InstallShield Update Service Starter Edition - By shipping the Update Manager with your application, you can keep customers current on the latest release of your product with automatic update alerts. The Update Manager requires zero coding, which gets your products to market faster.

• Live Redistributable Technology Gallery - Get a higher-quality project to market quicker by knowing what new redistributable technologies are available. The redistributables view tells you where to get these objects and merge modules, and allows for direct downloads. Over 70 redistributables are included already, such as Access, DirectX, MDAC, and MSDE.

• Installation Prerequisites - Only InstallShield X allows you to easily check for and install any prerequisite applications or system components before your installation is executed.

• Windows Device Driver Wizard - Only InstallShield X includes the innovative Device Driver Wizard that allows you to easily create installations for both hardware and software device drivers in a matter of minutes. Simply load the wizard, point to the file, and the rest is automatic with absolutely no code necessary.

• And More… See the InstallShield X product page. (http://www.installshield.com/products/x)