Professional, Reliable Multi-Platform Installations

Don’t risk an installation error and poor customer experience. InstallAnywhere is the leading multi-platform solution for developers creating installers for physical, virtual and cloud environments.

InstallAnywhere makes it easy for developers to create professional installation software that performs the same – no matter what the platform. You’ll be able to create reliable installations for on-premises platforms like Windows, Linux, Apple, Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, and IBM, and then deploy them physically, virtually or to the cloud (you can even package it up into a Docker container) all from a single project file.

Whether for standalone instances or integrated into your current systems, with InstallAnywhere, you’ll be able to adapt to industry changes quickly, get to market faster and deliver an engaging customer experience.

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  • Reduce software development time and go to market faster
  • Impress end users with customized installations
  • Simplify virtualization and cloud-based deployments

The result? Productivity: up. Extra scripting/coding/rework: way down.


  • Creates Java™-based installations for multiplatform applications, including Windows® 10
  • Manages rules and dependencies. Automates processes.
  • Installs dependencies from Linux® package managers
  • Supports latest Microsoft® certificate requirements
  • Installs web apps to Tomcat™ and WebSphere®
  • Creates installs that connect to IBM DB2, Microsoft® SQL, MySQL™ and Oracle
  • Includes silent, console and GUI installations

What's New In InstallAnywhere 2021

  • macOS Big Sur Support and Support for Apple M1 – Build installers that run seamlessly in the latest macOS version, Big Sur
  • File Association in Windows – Define apps for file associations in Windows
  • 8.3 actions – Action to enable 8.3 naming convention in Windows
  • Improved macOS Support – Stability of notarization is improved and a new utility included to automate notarization of installers in macOS
  • Get User Input Panel Options – Ability to define mandatory fields in Get User Input panel

InstallAnywhere Standalone Build: Keep Your Build Clean

Software companies are no longer waiting until the end of their release cycle to start building their installations. Instead they work agile by building their installations from the beginning and continuously integrating them with their product builds. InstallShield provides a Standalone Build add-on for you to maintain a clean build system.


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MSIX, Microsoft’s latest deployment technology, is about to be announced. This webinar covers how to make the transition to MSIX easy with InstallShield.

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