InstallShield 2023 R1

Installation Made Easy


Installation Made Easy: Get MSIX Ready

Consistent and reliable installs. Every time. With InstallShield, you’ll adapt to industry changes quickly, get to market faster and deliver an engaging customer experience. 

The result? Productivity: up. Extra scripting/coding/rework: way down with simpler and cleaner installs, upgrades and uninstalls.

Flexera InstallShield is the fastest, most reliable and easiest way to build Windows installers and MSIX packages and create installations directly within Microsoft Visual Studio.

With InstallShield, you can:

  • Build clean installs, upgrades and uninstalls for Windows incredibly quickly and easily

  • Simplify virtual and cloud-based deployments including AWS CloudHSM-based digital signing

  • Easily create native MSIX packages, MSIX Bundles, build MSIX modification packages, include your services into an MSIX Package or convert any MSI file into an MSIX package

  • Deliver a seamless customer user experience

  • Create installations directly within Microsoft Visual Studio for MSI and EXE installers

  • Benefit from the standard for Windows installers with Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio support

New in InstallShield 2023 R1

  • Integration with Visual Studio 2022
    Update and build existing InstallShield scriptprojects in Visual Studio 2022
  • App Updates Check for a Suite/Advanced UI Project
    lets you configure additional settings before build for periodically checking and displaying available application update when an application is deployed on a target machine. In relation to the first update check, subsequent updates appear according to the interval defined in the Installation Development Environment.
  • Windows Package Manager support in a Suite/Advanced UI project
    Use the Packages explorer of the Organization view to add a Windows Package Manager package to a Suite/Advanced UI project.

What's been added in the past few releases ?

InstallShield is available in 2 editions

InstallShield Premier

The most powerful, capable, and widely used solution among installation developers worldwide. Get immediate access to our new Suite Installation functionality, installation streaming, 64-bit enhancements and more.


A powerful yet easy-to-use solution, ideal for both novice and seasoned installation developers.


Key Features

  • The standard for Windows Installer (MSI) and InstallScript Installations
  • Effortless Creation of native MSIX Packages or Build MSIX from Existing Projects
  • Provides a Fresh, Modern Designer Interface
  • Build installation suites to install multiple products for Windows, MSIX and more
  • Converts MSIs to Microsoft® App-V™ 5.1
  • Installs Web Applications to Microsoft® Azure™ and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy
  • Automatically Provisions Virtual Machines for Simple Installation Testing
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server Integration


Accenture is dedicated to developing differentiated software-based solutions to help organizations meet their business goals. The dynamic installation experience that we create ensures smooth adoption in enterprise environments. This is just as important as the functionality of the software products as a whole. We chose the versatile and robust InstallShield because of Flexera Software's domain expertise in innovative and flexible software suite products.



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