Flexera InstallShield

Installation Made Easy


Install. Protect. Monetize.

Simplify Building Installations. Get Ready for MSIX.

Flexera InstallShield is the fastest easiest way to build Windows installers and MSIX packages and create installations directly within Microsoft Visual Studio.  You’ll create consistent and reliable installs. Every time. And adapt to industry changes faster, get to market quickly and provide a smooth customer experience. 

More than 100,000 application producers choose InstallShield to create installers for Windows desktops, servers, virtual and cloud platforms. On agile or traditional development teams. For standalone offerings or complex suites. Deployed to the Windows Store or Nano Server.

The result? Productivity: up. Extra scripting/coding/rework: way down.

With InstallShield, you can:

  • Build Windows installers and MSIX packages within Microsoft Visual Studio

  • Develop EXE and MSI installers, create app packages and virtualize their apps

  • Simplify virtual and cloud-based deployments

  • Deliver a seamless customer user experience

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

InstallShield is available in 3 editions


World’s top Windows installation solution plus cloud and virtual.


A powerful and flexible Windows installation solution


A quick and easy tool for creating Windows installer (MSI) installations.

Key Features

  • Create MSIX Packages or Build MSIX from existing projects

  • Develop Windows Server App Packages (WSA) from MSI projects and test apps for compatibility

  • Take advantage of a fresh, modern designer interface

  • Convert MSIs to Microsoft® App-V™ 5.1

  • Use custom bootstrappers to bundle Universal Windows Platform App Packages, MSI Installers and More

  • Install web applications to Microsoft® Azure™ and Microsoft IIS using Microsoft Web Deploy

  • Automatically provision virtual machines for simple installation testing

  • Use Microsoft Team Foundation Server Integration


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