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Advanced Installer 9.0 released, great new features

If you’re a packager, you need to take a look at Advanced Installer if you haven’t already.  The 9.0 release provides some much requested features and much needed enhancements.  Advanced Installer comes in 5 versions: Freeware,Professional, For Java, Enterprise and Architect.  All install using a unified package that can be downloaded from here:

New features in this release

  • Ribbon Toolbar
  • Ability to convert EXE packages to MSIs
  • Import packed SharePoint solutions
  • Minimal progress dialog for image slideshow
  • Digital Signature command line option
  • New path variable command line option for merge module projects
  • Redesigned Custom Actions view

Enhancements to existing features

  • Available users and groups are now displayed in username edit controls
  • Added connection/session timeout configuration for IIS web applications
  • Removed minimum HTTP bindings requirement for web applications
  • Temporary files support for "Call function from standard DLL" custom actions
  • Maintenance command lines are now updated automatically when selecting MSI package prerequisites
  • Multiple selection support for image slideshow
  • "CFBundleShortVersionString" can now be customized for MAC OS X builds
  • Removed mandatory value requirement for App-V server settings
  • Java Launcher now supports services which use "System.exit(0)"
  • Added support for PKCS #12 digital certificate with .p12 extension

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