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08-23-2010, 10:52 AM

We recently purchased IS 2010 Premier and have since received our maintenance license for 2011 and have upgraded. Defining some sort of installation spec is one of my short-term goals, and I wanted to look more at Collaboration's capabilites.

1) Are the 5 Collaboration licenses that we got with the IS 2010 purchase applicable to 2011?

2) If so, where can they be downloaded from? I did not see any links for them in the Flexera Software Product and License Center -- just links for Standalone Build.

3) Does the latest version of Collaboration have Visual Studio 2010/TFS support?

08-25-2010, 01:51 PM
Try launching the InstallShield 2011 Software Manager by selecting the Tools | Check for Updates menu in the InstallShield IDE. The "InstallShield Premier Edition Files and Utilities" entry should be listed. Click the "Learn More" link to get the download page. The new version of InstallShield Collaboration has been updated to work with Visual Studio 2010.

Hope that helps.

08-26-2010, 11:03 AM
Thank you for the reply, hidenori.

Made a little bit of headway.

I got to the download page from the update manager, and tried out the version of Collab that it linked to--I saw options for creating Collaboration projects in both Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, but not 2010.

When I attempt to create a dimproj file in 2008, Visual Studio throws an "unable to install an evalutation license (310)" exception and then crashes.

I think the link on that page is outdated -- on a hunch I tried swapping this:


to this:


And it did start a new download. I uninstalled the 2009 copy, and installed this new 2011 one, and I now see options for Collab projects in all 3 versions of Visual Studio; however, trying in 2010 I am prompted with an InstallShield 21-day trial screen. I'm able to continue and successfully add a dim file and can start playing!

So...my one remaining question is from whom can I obtain our 5-pack of Collab serial numbers from? Tech Support or our account manager?

Thanks much!


08-26-2010, 12:47 PM
Thank you for pointing out the outdated link on the web page. I will have it corrected so that it points to the 2011 location.


08-26-2010, 01:01 PM
Thanks, hidenori.

I tired the Collaboration link on the download page, but it only installed addins for Visual Studio 2005 and 2008. The link (at least that's throwing from IS 2011 Premier) is slightly out of date, as I modified it from:




and got a newer file which indeed showed as an add-in to VS 2010.

So that part's solved.

However, in all versions, it is showing that Collaboration is an evaluation copy--I can use some of the functionality for 21 days, but no serial numbers were mailed to us with the purchase. Do you know from whom to obtain these? Is it tech support or our account manager?

08-30-2010, 08:05 AM
Thanks everyone,

Just an FYI update, our account manager had me enter the same serial # for my Premier copy into the Collaboration serial # prompt, and it is now activated on my machine. Not sure if the same will hold true for the remaining 4 licenses, but we'll cross that bridge later following its eval.