Downloading Redistributables to Your Computer

InstallShield 2012 Spring

The procedures for downloading redistributables to your computer differ, depending on what type of project you are using.

For Basic MSI and InstallScript MSI Projects

The Redistributables view enables you to download the latest InstallShield prerequisites, merge modules, and objects from the Flexera Software Web site to your computer. If a redistributable is not installed on your computer, Needs to be downloaded is specified in the Location column for that redistributable.

To download a specific InstallShield prerequisite, merge module, or object:

1. In the View List under Application Data, click Redistributables.
2. Right-click the InstallShield prerequisite, merge module, or object that you would like to download and then click Download Selected Item.

To download all of the InstallShield prerequisites, merge modules, and objects that are needed for your installation project:

1. In the View List under Application Data, click Redistributables.
2. Right-click any InstallShield prerequisite, merge module, or object and then click Download All Required Items.

For InstallScript Projects

The Prerequisites view enables you to download the latest InstallShield prerequisites from the Flexera Software Web site to your computer. If a redistributable is not installed on your computer, Needs to be downloaded is specified in the Location column for that redistributable.

To download a specific InstallShield prerequisite:

1. In the View List under Application Data, click Prerequisites.
2. Right-click the InstallShield prerequisite that you would like to download and then click Download Selected Item.

To download all of the InstallShield prerequisites that are needed for your installation project:

1. In the View List under Application Data, click Prerequisites.
2. Right-click any InstallShield prerequisite and then click Download All Required Items.

The Objects view enables you to download the latest merge modules and objects from the Flexera Software Web site to your computer. If a merge module is not installed on your computer, its icon () indicates that it is not installed. InstallShield does not permit you to add a merge module to your InstallScript project if the merge module is not installed on your computer. If an object is not installed on your computer, it is not listed in the Objects view.

To download a specific merge module:

1. In the View List under Application Data, click Objects.
2. In the InstallShield Objects/Merge Modules pane, right-click the merge module that you would like to download and then click Download Selected Item.

To download objects:

1. In the View List under Application Data, click Objects.
2. In the InstallShield Objects/Merge Modules pane, right-click any object and click Check Web. The downloads page at the Flexera Software Web site opens in an Internet browser.
3. Select the object that you would like to download and install. You are prompted during the installation to close InstallShield in order to complete the object installation.

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