First, let me provide a few screenshots of what was previously available in InstallShield 2010:
Here is the Installation Designer in InstallShield 2010:
Here is the SQL Scripts view in InstallShield 2010:
Here is a screenshot of what was available for Windows Installer project types in InstallShield 2010:
Below is a screenshot of the new Installation Designer screen in InstallShield 2013:
Some of the new features that have been introduced in InstallShield 2013 since InstallShield 2010 are the following:
- Support for Windows 2000 has been dropped from the Project Assistant dialog.
- You can now configure Scheduled Tasks
- You can now configure Services
- You have a greater list of available Custom Actions including Kill Process and PowerShell!!
- You can now open SQL Scripts in SQL Server Management Studio.
- ApplicationPoolIdentity has been added as an available Process Identity for Application Pools.
There is a new project type called Suite/Advanced UI Project which allows launching multiple installation packages through one consolidated User Interface:
- Adobe Reader 11
- .NET Framework v. 4.5
- SQL Server 2012 Express
- Internet Explorer 10 or Internet Explorer 11
- Microsoft Office 2013