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Read me first: Quick links for info on InstallShield 2011

Welcome to the InstallShield 2011 Community Forum.

Here are links to some key KB articles and documentation about InstallShield 2011:

  • Q200900: Functionality Notes for the Evaluation Version of InstallShield—If you have not purchased a license for InstallShield, you can install it and use it for a limited number of days without activating it. When you are using InstallShield in this scenario, it operates in evaluation mode, and some of its functionality is not available. This KB explains those evaluation-mode limitations.

  • Standalone Build licensing overview—To learn how to obtain the Standalone Build and configure licensing information, see this page, which contains an overview of the process and has links to detailed instructions.

  • Q208911: Upgrading Projects to InstallShield 2011—Provides information about upgrading InstallShield 2010 and earlier projects to InstallShield 2011. Alerts you to possible changes in behavior that you may notice between new InstallShield 2011 projects and upgraded projects.

Note: If you are upgrading a project from InstallShield 2009 or earlier to InstallShield 2011, also see the following help topics to learn about changes that may affect your projects:
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2009 or Earlier
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 2008 or Earlier
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 12 or Earlier
Upgrading Projects from InstallShield 11.5 or Earlier
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InstallShield 2011 Hotfix A lets you add to Basic MSI and Merge Module projects any DIM files that contain shortcut sets and shortcuts that were added in InstallShield Collaboration 3. It also resolves a number of issues. It is recommended that all users of InstallShield 2011 Premier, Professional, and Express install this hotfix. For details, see the following Knowledge Base article:
Q210896: InstallShield 2011 Hotfix A

InstallShield Collaboration 3 lets you configure shortcuts that you want to be created on the target system. It also includes additional enhancements and resolves a number of issues. For details, see the following Knowledge Base article:
Q210893: InstallShield Collaboration 3 Release Notes
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InstallShield now offers new redistributables for technology improvements that were made available in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1:

  • InstallShield prerequisites for .NET Framework 4.0 Update KB2468871 (Full and Client versions)
  • InstallShield prerequisites for Visual C++ 2010 SP1 Redistributable Packages
  • Merge modules for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 VC++

These redistributables are available from the following Knowledge Base article:
Q212592: Support for Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and .NET 4 Update Redistributables

You can use these redistributables in InstallShield 2011, as well as earlier versions of InstallShield.
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