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DLL Hijacking Vulnerability affects (not only) Setup Packages downloaded from the Internet

January 21st, 2016 by and tagged ,

A security problem in Windows has been reported which affects any EXEs downloaded from the internet and run from the download folder. Setup packages probably are especially in danger. How the vulnerability works When you start an EXE which loads additional DLLs, Windows starts looking for these DLLs in the same directory as the EXE […]

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InstallShield crashes after installing this week’s Windows Updates

July 11th, 2014 by and tagged

Several users are reporting that their InstallShield authoring tool stops working immediately after starting it. Apparently this is caused by an incompatibilty with Microsoft update MS14-037 “Security update for Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11” (KB2962872) which was distributed on this week’s Patch Turesday. Flexera is aware of the problem. A […]

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InstallShield 2014 available

June 26th, 2014 by and tagged , , ,

Flexera Software released a new version of their installation authoring tool, InstallShield 2014. This PDF document summarizes the new features: http://media.flexerasoftware.com/documents/Datasheet-IS2014-Compare-Versions.pdf . For more details see the release notes for InstallShield 2014 Premier and Professional, or in a separate document for Express. Notice for owners of InstallShield 2012*: Update pricing from this version ends on 31st […]

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InstallShield 2013 Released

June 6th, 2013 by and tagged , , , ,

Flexera Software released a new version of their setup authoring tool, InstallShield 2013. Improvements in the new version include: Ability to create pure 64 bit msi setups. All customs actions that are included with InstallShield are now available in 64 bit (not included in Express edition). Windows 8 improvements like Start screen icon pinning options […]

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Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2012 Spring available

September 13th, 2012 by and tagged ,

Flexera Software released a service pack for InstallShield 2012 Spring to bring it up to date for the release versions of Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Visual Studio 2012 and .NET Framework 4.5. It also includes some support for AppX Packages, the new package format that is used for Windows Store Apps. While InstallShield can’t […]

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InstallShield 2012 Spring released

May 11th, 2012 by and tagged , , , ,

Yesterday, Flexera Software released a new version of InstallShield, called “InstallShield 2012 Spring”. New features include Microsoft SQL Azure™ database scripting capabilities, automatic update check during installation, new end user interface option for the Professional edition and an improved wizard page editor for Premier and Professional. Also included is pre-release support for Microsoft® Windows® 8, […]

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InstallShield Special Offers / New Version and Price Increase imminent

April 5th, 2012 by and tagged ,

Two InstallShield special offers are currently available for a limited time: Owners of end-of-life InstallShield versions can buy InstallShield 2012 at upgrade price if they also buy a maintenance plan. All InstallShield maintenance bundles (new and upgrades) are currently offered with a 10% discount. These offers end May 9, 2012. On May 10, a new […]

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Visual Studio Installer projects no longer supported in Visual Studio 11, replaced by InstallShield LE

April 5th, 2012 by and tagged ,

In the new beta version of Visual Studio 11 you can’t open .vdproj files anymore. This project type was for Visual Studio Installer projects in the Setup & Deployment category, used to create Windows Installer (MSI) setups for your applications. The current version, Visual Studio 2010, already includes a free limited edition of InstallShield to […]

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Workaround for InstallShield re-activation problem

November 15th, 2011 by and tagged ,

With InstallShield version 2010 Flexera Software introduced the requirement that activation of the software has to be repeated yearly. Typically this re-activation happens automatically without user interaction. However in some cases, the automatic re-activation fails and when trying to manually re-activate some users get an error message: “The license for this computer is in use […]

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Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2012 available

November 14th, 2011 by and tagged ,

Flexera Software released Service Pack 1 for InstallShield 2012. Many of the fixes apply to the Suite Installation project type that was introduced in version 2012 and is only available in the Premier edition. But there are also fixes for the Professional and Express editions and for the Stand-Alone Build module. Release Notes for Premier […]

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