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Joel on Software

Can Ryou recommend good installer?

Can you recommend good installer - program that's powerful to create virtual directories in IIS, and set
directory and file-level permissions?

dotnet man
Friday, March 26, 2004

"create virtual directories in IIS"
we use script that calls on ADSI to do this. Alternatively use/adapt the iisvdir.vbs script that'll be on your hard drive somewhere.

"directory and file-level permissions"
The built-in command-line CACLS tool.

Invoke these from something like the wonderful, free InnoSetup.

Duncan Smart
Friday, March 26, 2004

I second InnoSetup.

Roll your own setup login in a component (or .vbs script) and call it from the InnoSetup Script.

(No wonder we are all geeks)

Big installers (WISE, InstallShield, etc) are supposed to do everything you ask, but you will end writing scripts anyway.

.NET Developer
Saturday, March 27, 2004

..your own setup *logic*,  I mean.

.NET Developer
Saturday, March 27, 2004

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