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08-23-2011, 07:14 AM
Welcome to the InstallShield 2012 Community Forum.

Here are links to some key KB articles and documentation about InstallShield 2012:

Q211161: InstallShield 2012 Release Notes (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q211161)

Q200900: Functionality Notes for the Evaluation Version of InstallShield (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200900)—If you have not purchased a license for InstallShield, you can install it and use it for a limited number of days without activating it. When you are using InstallShield in this scenario, it operates in evaluation mode, and some of its functionality is not available. This KB explains those evaluation-mode limitations.

InstallShield download and licensing instructions (http://www.flexerasoftware.com/instructions/product-license.htm)—All of the InstallShield downloads are available in the Flexera Software Product and License Center (https://flexerasoftware.subscribenet.com/). This includes installations for InstallShield, Standalone Build, Repackager (which is available with the Premier edition of InstallShield), redistributable files for the InstallShield prerequisites, .NET language pack prerequisite files (.prq), InstallScript objects, and the DIM Editor. Visit this site to learn how to sign in to the Product and License Center and obtain your downloads.

Q211163: Upgrading Projects to InstallShield 2012 (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q211163)—Provides information about upgrading InstallShield 2011 and earlier projects to InstallShield 2012. Alerts you to possible changes in behavior that you may notice between new InstallShield 2012 projects and upgraded projects.

Q200878: Activation of InstallShield 2010 and Later (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200878)—Explains activation-related concepts and terms. It also presents specific timeframes and other details for activation of node-locked licenses of InstallShield.

Q211162: InstallShield 2012 Known Issues (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q211162)

Q200867: Troubleshooting InstallShield 2010 and Later Activation Issues (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q200867)

InstallShield End-User License Agreement (EULA) (http://www.flexerasoftware.com/webdocuments/PDF/eula_IS2012_en.pdf)

Technical White Papers (http://www.flexerasoftware.com/downloads/downloads_7481.htm)

Note: If you are upgrading a project from InstallShield 2010 or earlier to InstallShield 2012, also see the following help topics to learn about changes that may affect your projects:
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2010 or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield18helplib/UpgrdngToIS2011.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2009 or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield18helplib/UpgrdngToIS2010.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2008 or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield18helplib/UpgrdngToIS2009.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 12 or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield18helplib/UpgrdngToIS2008.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 11.5 or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/installshield18helplib/ISMSIArchitecture.htm)

11-03-2011, 01:57 PM
InstallShield 2012 SP1 is now available. For more information, see the following KB article:
Q201298: InstallShield 2012 Service Pack 1 (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q201298)