InstallShield 2022 R2

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 2022 R2:

  • Integration with Visual Studio 2022
    Update and build existing InstallShield projects in Visual Studio 2022
  • Support for Custom Extensions in MSIX Projects
    Create extensions not available out-of-the-box in MSIX Project using a custom extension
  • Enhanced support for Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022
    Configure install conditions to specifically target Windows 11 and Windows Server 2022
  • Full ARM Support
    Install files to native ARM locations on Windows 10 running on ARM machines
  • Support for Cloud Builds
    Eliminate the time and effort required to set up and manage local License Servers. Easily configure your builds from the DevOps build pipeline with InstallShield’s Cloud License Server.
  • Modern and Simple Installers
    Build one-click installers that are more modern than ever and refreshingly simple
  • Install packages from Windows Package Manager
    Configure pre-requisites to install third-party packages from Microsoft’s Windows Package Manager
  • MSIX Updates
    Create MSIX packages that check for updates using App-Installer

What's been added in the past few releases ? (PDF)

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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