How do I deploy an application and its prerequisites? (Mary Lee)

Let me count the ways: xcopy, ClickOnce, Windows Installer (.msi), Windows Installer XML, Group Policy, Active Directory, Systems Management Service or System Center Configuration Manager, login scripts, CD, USB drive, and many more third-party software options. Despite the many options, one common requirement is that applications typically have prerequisites to install before the application can… Read more

Installing the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 as a Prerequisite (Mary Lee)

By now, you have heard of all the great new features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.  Now that you’ve developed your new applications, you want to include the .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 as a prerequisite in your Setup project or your ClickOnce installer.  The default deployment experience in VS2008 SP1… Read more

Looking for Setup and Deployment Project Templates? (Mary Lee)

Let’s say that you’ve developed an application using the free Visual Studio Express Edition. Now, you want to deploy your application to the masses, and you read documentation about How to: Create or Add Deployment Projects. Here’s how the topic starts: To create a new deployment project On the File menu, point to Add, then… Read more