VS 2012 -"InstallShield Limited Edition" ask for serial number RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have the Visual Studio 2012 installed and was trying to build a installation project through “Setup and Deployment” - "InstallShield Limited Edition".

    The first time I was asked to install the “InstallShield Limited Edition”, that I did according to the guide, but now I am asked for a serial number.

    I have contacted Flexera, but they say that it is a Microsoft issue

    Anybody know what I have done wrong?



    Thursday, April 11, 2013 9:07 AM


  • Hi Dan,

    Thanks for your post.

    Do you mean InstallShield Limited Edition asked you for a serial number? Or Visual Studio asked for a serial number?

    Please refer to Vicky's post on this thread:

    Make sure you followed her tips below:

    1). Register, download and install InstallShield 2012 Limited Edition. After you install it successfully, you can find the InstallShield 2012 Limited Edition in the Control Panel.
    2). Launch the InstallShield 2012 Limited Edition.
    3). Go to File->New->Project->Other Project Types->InstallShield Limited Edition->InstallShield Limited Edition Project.

    If it is Visual Studio asked for a serial number and you cannot get it, please call 1-800-426-9400, Monday through Friday, 6:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. (Pacific Time) to speak directly to a Microsoft licensing specialist, and you can get more detail information from there. You can also visit the following site for more information and support on licensing issues:

    If it is  InstallShield Limited Edition asked for a serial number, as Vicky mentioned, you should contact Flexera engineers directly but not here: 


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    Friday, April 12, 2013 2:23 AM