MSI Factory Features

MSI Factory® 2.1 incorporates a rich feature set to assist developers with the complex challenges associated with developing MSI format installer packages. MSI Factory offers a complete set of advanced installer capabilities including an intelligent development environment, a revolutionary fully scriptable .EXE bootstrap wrapper with LZMA data compression and 300+ easy to use actions for creating totally custom installation solutions. MSI Factory generates an installer that can work with all versions of Windows from 95 through to Windows 7.

Some features of MSI Factory include…

Industry Standard
Generates 100% pure MSI format installation packages with optional fully scriptable .EXE bootstrap wrapper.

Next Generation
The first visual setup builder to fully leverage Microsoft’s Windows Installer XML (WiX) compiler technology. Microsoft uses WiX internally for creating installers for Office, SQL Server, BizTalk, Instant Messenger and more.

Intelligent Design
MSI Factory’s visual IDE focuses you on the files you want to distribute, rather than on abstract concepts like components and GUIDs.

Powerful Actions
Extensive list of actions including: registry editing, shortcut icons, file operations, INI files, environment variables, custom VBScript/JScript, file permissions, installing and controlling services, XML editing, working with ODBC and much more.

LUA Scripting
Scripting language with 300+ custom actions makes it easy to extend/customize both the MSI installer and the bootstrapper.

Vista Compatible
Make a single installer that is compatible with all Windows systems, including Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, 2000, ME, 98 and 95.

Bootstrap Wrapper
Unique fully scriptable .EXE bootstrap wrapper with LZMA compression and 300+ actions including HTTP downloads for unprecedented flexibility in an MSI based installer.

WiX
Generate Windows Installer XML (WiX) compatible source projects with integrated support for WiX fragments and extensions.

Rapid Installer Development
Simply drag and drop your files onto the project window, and click on the build button. You’ll be up and running in minutes.

Merge Modules
Easily add 3rd party merge modules (.MSM) and components.

LZMA Compression
LZMA data compression of the fully scriptable single-file .EXE bootstrap wrapper ensures the smallest installers possible.

Visual Dialog Editor
For quickly customizing the user interface. Includes 22 different control types (check boxes, radio buttons, bitmaps, edit fields, list boxes, selection trees, icons, scrollable text, etc.) for creating fully custom dialogs.

.NET Ready
Automatic bootstrap installation of the .NET and .MSI runtimes.

System Editors
Extensive list of actions including: registry editing, shortcut icons, file operations, INI files, environment variables, custom VBScript/JScript, file permissions, installing and controlling services, XML editing, working with ODBC and much more.

Project Wizard
Walks you through the creation of a professional software installer complete with custom dialogs, maintenance mode and a full uninstaller.

CD/DVD
Create installers that span multiple CD/DVD discs using the Media Manager to assist you with the layout.

Internet
Integrated Authenticode signing ensures Internet download compatibility.

Multilingual
A unique language selector is included in the visual dialog editor, making it easy to create multilingual user interfaces and modify translations at will.

Latest Technology
Installers made with MSI Factory work on all Windows systems and are fully MSI compatible. With next generation WiX 3.0 compiler technology at your disposal, you’re working with the latest and greatest.

Enterprise Ready
Essential features for team and enterprise development include automated builds, preprocessor defines, pre/post build steps and integrated support for WiX fragments and extensions.

Trusted By Millions
Our software development tools are used by over 20,000 software developers to reach millions of desktops around the world.

Superior Support
Indigo Rose stands behind its products with a refreshingly personal approach to technical support. We’ll treat you like the valued customer that you are.

Intelligent Choice
Compare it to other tools. MSI Factory is easier to use, gives you next generation technology, has superior technical support and is priced lower than competitive products.