View Full Version : Are InstallShield2012Premier.exe and InstallShield2012Professional.exe different?

08-23-2011, 07:27 PM
I have licenses for both Prem & Pro.

I see that the InstallShield2012Premier.exe and InstallShield2012Professional.exe files have slightly different sizes (8 bytes!).

Do I need to keep both, or will they install the version that is specified by the activation code?

Christopher Painter
08-23-2011, 07:29 PM
And a related question, if you are using InstallShield concurrent licensing, is there a way to check out a Pro key when a Prem key isn't available?

08-24-2011, 09:27 AM
Both installers will lay down the same bits; the difference is essentially a registry key's value. You can change this value (and thus the license we try to acquire) by calling System\tsconfig.exe with either /pro or /premier. There are other values for the Express edition, various add-ons, etc.

The latter may address Chris's concern with the concurrent licensing server, but it is a manual process, and somewhat sticky.

Christopher Painter
08-24-2011, 12:18 PM
I've already written an ISVersionSelector.exe that queries the ISM and selects the correct provider. I wonder if it would be possible to make Flex API calls to find out the best license currently available, call tsconfig and then call isdev. Hmm.....