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Setup Factory

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  • Latest Version

    Setup Factory 9.6.0.1 LATEST

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Indigo Rose Software / External Link

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    setup-factory-trial.exe

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Setup Factory is a rock-solid, reliable install creator for Windows PC applications. Unlike other Windows installer builder tools like InstallShield that require lengthy training courses just to get up to speed, itwas designed to be fast and easy to use.

Setup Factory for Windows 11 is a comprehensive software installation and setup tool developed by Indigo Rose Software. It is designed to help software developers and companies create professional and customizable installers for their applications. With a focus on ease of use and flexibility, it offers a wide range of features that allow developers to create installers tailored to their specific needs.

Join the thousands of developers who have chosen Setup Factory over Flexera InstallShield, Wise Installer, and other Windows installer builders. Simply drag and drop your files onto the project window and you’re ready to build.
  • Create Professional Windows Installers
  • Advanced Installer Features that are Easy to Use
  • Installer Scripting Language for 100% Flexibility
  • Customizable Install Wizard Dialogs and Themes
  • Compact Setup.exe for Web, CD/DVD, USB & LAN
  • 100% Windows Compatibility – Ready for Windows 11 today!
Whether you want to put shortcut icons on the desktop, register controls, or customize the Wizard interface, it’s all just a few clicks away. Don’t be fooled by the affordable pricing – it’s the installer builder of choice for thousands of smart software developers.

Highlights

Easy To Use. No Training Needed
Even without prior experience or training, you can create your first custom installer in just a few minutes. Download the free trial version to see how easy it is to start working with the program. No other setup creator makes it easier to design and build custom Windows installers.

Smaller, Faster Installer Files
Today more than ever it’s important that your setup maker generates compact, lightning-fast installer files for distribution. No other Windows installation builder generates setup files that are more compact or perform faster than the installer files you create using the tool.

Advanced Installer Features
Users without any coding experience can simply click to add actions from the library to build up functionality, from basic screen controls to advanced operating system commands. Advanced coders will instantly feel at home hand coding in the familiar Lua-based environment.

Target Any Version of Windows
Create bulletproof software installers that are fully compatible with any version of Windows without worrying about operating system compatibility or runtime issues. The app has you covered all the way, from Windows XP right up to Windows 10 and all points between.

Licensing That Makes Sense
"As developers, we understand the challenges other developers face. Objectives in pricing SetupFactory were to keep the costs of single-user licenses low enough for individuals to afford, yet provide deep enough multi-user discounts to make good sense for full development teams."

What`s New in 9.6 version
  • Create Setup.exe files for Windows applications.
  • Trusted for over 25 years. Thousands of software developers have used Setup Factory to deploy their software to millions of users worldwide.
  • Advanced installer features that are easy to use.
  • Easy to use Lua-based installer scripting language for 100% flexibility.
  • Customizable install wizard dialogs and themes.
  • Compact Setup.exe for Web, CD/DVD, USB & Network distribution.
  • 100% Windows compatibility – From Windows XP to Windows 11!
  • New! v9.6 Release: Support for Windows 11, Windows Server 2022 and Code Signing using OV/EV Hardware Tokens.
Key Features

Intuitive Interface: It boasts an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, making it accessible to both novice and experienced developers. You can create installation scripts without writing a single line of code.

Customizable Installation Wizards: Developers can design their own installation wizards with full control over the appearance and branding, ensuring a seamless user experience.

Scripting Language: For advanced users, it provides a scripting language, which allows for more complex installation tasks and customization.

Multilingual Support: It offers support for multiple languages, making it suitable for global software distribution.

File Compression: The tool includes file compression capabilities to reduce the size of installers, improving download and installation speed.

Integration with Other Tools: It can be integrated with other development tools, such as version control systems and build automation tools.

Registry and INI File Manipulation: It allows manipulation of the Windows Registry and INI files during the installation process.

Update and Patch Management: Developers can create update and patch installers to keep software up to date.

Silent Installations: For enterprise deployments, silent installations can be configured to install software without user interaction.

Digital Signatures: It supports digital signatures, enhancing the security and trustworthiness of your installer.

User Interface

This tool features an approachable and user-friendly interface. The main workspace is divided into sections for various tasks, and the drag-and-drop functionality simplifies the creation of installation scripts. Menus and toolbars are well-organized, making it easy to access features and options. Overall, the user interface is intuitive and conducive to efficient workflow.

Installation and Setup

Installing the software itself is a straightforward process. The installer is lightweight and quickly sets up the software on your PC. Upon launching the application, you are greeted with a welcoming project creation wizard that guides you through the initial setup.

How to Use

Create a New Project: Start by creating a new project and selecting the type of installer you want to build.

Customize Appearance: Design the installer's appearance, including graphics, logos, and text, to match your branding.

Add Files: Specify the files and folders to be included in the installation package.

Define Actions: Set up installation actions, such as creating shortcuts, modifying the Registry, and executing custom scripts.

Build Installer: Finally, build the installer package in your desired format (e.g., EXE, MSI) and distribute it to your users.

FAQ

Can I create installers for both Windows and macOS applications using Setup Factory?
No, it primarily targets Windows applications. For macOS, you would need a different installer tool.

Is there a limit to the number of files I can include in an installation package?
While there's no strict file limit, extremely large installations may encounter performance issues. It's advisable to keep installations reasonably sized.

Does Setup Factory support silent installations for IT deployment in enterprises?
Yes, it allows you to create silent installations, making it suitable for enterprise-level deployments.

Can I create custom uninstallers with Setup Factory?
Yes, you can create custom uninstallers to cleanly remove your software from users' systems.

Is there a trial version of Setup Factory available for testing?
Yes, Indigo Rose Software offers a free 30-days trial of the app, allowing you to evaluate its features and capabilities.

Alternatives

Inno Setup: A popular and free script-driven installation system that offers flexibility and customization.

NSIS (Nullsoft Scriptable Install System): An open-source script-driven installer with a large user community and extensive plugins.

Advanced Installer: A user-friendly and feature-rich installer authoring tool for both Windows and macOS.

Pricing

It offers a variety of licensing options, including a free trial version. The pricing structure can vary depending on the edition and the number of licenses required. For specific pricing details and to request a quote, it's recommended to visit the official Indigo Rose Software website.
  • Single User - $395 (1 Developer)
  • Team Pack - $995 (5 Developers)
  • Deployment Suite - $995 (1 Developer + Setup Factory + AutoPlay Media Studio, MSI Factory, TrueUpdate & Visual Patch)
Bonus for all plans: 6 months of Support and Maintenance (tech support, updates, upgrades)

PROS
  • Intuitive drag-and-drop interface for easy use.
  • Extensive customization options for installer appearance.
  • Support for silent installations and update management.
  • Multilingual support for global software distribution.
  • Scripting language for advanced customization.
  • Digital signature support for enhanced security.
CONS
  • Limited to creating installers for Windows applications.
  • May not be the best choice for very large installations.
  • Pricing may vary depending on the edition and licenses required.
Conclusion

In conclusion, Setup Factory by Indigo Rose Software is a powerful and user-friendly software installation tool that simplifies the process of creating professional installers for Windows 11/10 applications. With its intuitive interface, customization options, scripting capabilities, and support for various installation actions, it caters to both novice and experienced developers.

While it excels in creating Windows installers, it's important to note that it's not suitable for macOS applications. Developers seeking an efficient and customizable installation solution for their Windows software should consider giving Setup Factory a try, starting with the free trial version.

Overall, this program is a valuable addition to any developer's toolkit, streamlining the installation process and ensuring a seamless user experience for their software products.

Note: 30 days trial version. Output projects expire 5 days after creation.

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What's new in this version:

- Support for Windows 11, Windows Server 2022 and Code Signing using OV/EV Hardware Tokens

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