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08-23-2011, 07:28 AM
Welcome to the InstallShield 2012 Express Edition Community Forum.

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

Q211164: InstallShield 2012 Express Edition Release Notes (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q211164)

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, redistributable files for the InstallShield prerequisites, and .NET language pack prerequisite files (.prq). Visit this site to learn how to sign in to the Product and License Center and obtain your downloads.

Q211166: Upgrading Projects to InstallShield 2012 Express Edition (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q211166)—Provides information about upgrading InstallShield 2011 Express Edition and earlier projects to InstallShield 2012 Express Edition. Alerts you to possible changes in behavior that you may notice between new InstallShield 2012 Express Edition 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.

Q211165: InstallShield 2012 Express Edition Known Issues (http://support.installshield.com/kb/view.asp?articleid=Q211165)

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 Express Edition or earlier to InstallShield 2012 Express Edition, also see the following help topic to learn about changes that may affect your projects:
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2010 Express Edition or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/isxhelp18/UpgradingISE2010.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2009 Express Edition or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/isxhelp18/UpgradingISE2009.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2008 Express Edition or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/isxhelp18/UpgradingISE2008.htm)
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 12 Express Edition or Earlier (http://helpnet.flexerasoftware.com/isxhelp18/MigratingISE12.htm)

11-03-2011, 01:59 PM
InstallShield 2012 SP1 Express Edition 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)