Setup Factory

Setup Factory

Create customized installers for your software development projects
4.5  (14 votes)
3.1
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Pros

  • Wizard-like interface.
  • Creates multi-language installers.
  • Creates installer packages of different sizes.
  • Lets you specify the required dependencies.

Cons

  • Does not support setting java runtime libraries as required dependencies.
  • Does not allow configuring databases.
  • You cannot use it to design your own installer interfaces.
  • You cannot open projects right from the IDE.

Installing a program requires not only copying its executable files to your computer, most of the times, it is also necessary to copy additional files and make changes to the system so that more complex operations can be configured, such as auto-starting, creating file associations, and establishing license conditions. That is why you need a program like Setup Factory to make sure everything is done properly, with minimal user intervention.

Setup Factory can help you create program installers quite easily. Fortunately, there is a wizard to take through all the necessary steps. First, you can provide general information about the project. Then, you can specify the supported operating systems. After that, you should enter the location of the files to be included in the installer package. Fortunately, there are also multiple visual themes to choose from; however, you cannot create your own designs. It is good that you can create multi-language installers. Since most programs need additional frameworks and libraries to work properly, it is also important to identify which of them are necessary, so that, when the stated requirements are not met, the user cannot proceed with the installation. Yet, Setup Factory has a related limitation: it only supports .NET frameworks, which leaves aside software using Java runtime environments. Finally, it is necessary to set the required privileges, such as running the installer as a system administrator.

The resulting installer package can be exported as a single executable file or split to fit the capacity of a disquette, a CD, a DVD or any other user-defined size. Likewise, this tool allows you to plan various actions that can be triggered by startup, pre-install, post-install and shutdown events.

Compared with other similar tools, Setup Factory has the main advantage of being simpler to use. However, this is at the expense of being less sophisticated, because the tool does not allow configuring databases, designing your own interfaces, opening projects right from the IDE, to mention but a few limitations.

Pedro Castro
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Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson This is the first anti-virus I have bought after having the free version for a long while.
It works like a charm and doesn't take much memory.

Recommended!

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Zahida

Zahida Its the latest version while I need its old freeware version.

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Joan

Joan As I know, there is no possibility to download the earliest versions of Setup Factory from its official website.
Try searching Google for them.

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Uni

Uni the best

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