Automated Installation Tool Features

from Microsoft

Compare Installation tools features

Windows Installer

  • Requires no user intervention Yes
  • Available at no extra charge Yes
  • Can install more than one program at a time, including file and registry settings Yes
  • Has intelligent wizard-driven interface rather than having to edit a text file
    Yes
  • Has a graphical user interface (GUI) tool with many features
    Yes
  • Shows whether client has completed or failed an installation
    Yes, if configured
  • Can create an installation package for multiple computers and can designate the conditions when it will install
    Yes

Setup scripts

  • Requires no user intervention Yes
  • Available at no extra charge Yes
  • Can install more than one program at a time, including file and registry settings No
  • Has intelligent wizard-driven interface rather than having to edit a text file No
  • Has a graphical user interface (GUI) tool with many features No
  • Shows whether client has completed or failed an installation Not necessarily
  • Can create an installation package for multiple computers and can designate the conditions when it will install
    Not necessarily

AdminStudio Professional Edition

  • Requires no user intervention Yes
  • Available at no extra charge No
  • Can install more than one program at a time, including file and registry settings Yes
  • Has intelligent wizard-driven interface rather than having to edit a text file Yes
  • Has a graphical user interface (GUI) tool with many features Yes
  • Shows whether client has completed or failed an installation Yes
  • Can create an installation package for multiple computers and can designate the conditions when it will install
    Yes

Wise Package Studio

  • Requires no user intervention Yes
  • Available at no extra charge No
  • Can install more than one program at a time, including file and registry settings Yes
  • Has intelligent wizard-driven interface rather than having to edit a text file Yes
    Has a graphical user interface (GUI) tool with many features Yes
    Shows whether client has completed or failed an installation Yes
    Can create an installation package for multiple computers and can designate the conditions when it will install
    Yes

Windows Script

  • Requires no user intervention Yes
  • Available at no extra charge Yes
  • Can install more than one program at a time, including file and registry settings No
  • Has intelligent wizard-driven interface rather than having to edit a text file No
  • Has a graphical user interface (GUI) tool with many features No
  • Shows whether client has completed or failed an installation Yes, if scripted
  • Can create an installation package for multiple computers and can designate the conditions when it will install
    Yes, if scripted

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