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.NET No-Touch Deployment

I was just wondering if anyone has built, is building or knows about the .NET No-Touch Deployment architecture?

Could someone explain how this technology works and what problems you have run into?

I'd like to create a .NET Win Form Application that auto updates from a Web Server at startup.

Thanks......

GenX'er
Tuesday, September 09, 2003

I saw this:

http://www.lhotka.net/Articles.aspx?id=2f5a8115-b425-4aa1-bae2-b8f80766ecb3

NetRun no-touch deployment utility by Rockford Lhotka.

Slartibartfast
Tuesday, September 09, 2003

I don't know if you've seen this article yet, but it looks appropriate:

No-Touch Deployment in the .NET Framework
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dv_vstechart/html/vbtchNo-TouchDeploymentInNETFramework.asp

Dave

Dave
Tuesday, September 09, 2003

I stumbled across this today during lunch while reading the "Patterns and Practices" section on MSDN and remembered your post.

It's the "Application Updater Block". From just skimming the article, it appears to contain a code block for .NET applications so that they can be updated via remote server.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/updater.asp

Mark Hoffman
Tuesday, September 09, 2003

We've used the MS App Updater block mentioned above for several applications (internal) and it's worked wonderfully for us. Once you get it setup, you just drop your app's new version into a folder on a user-accessible folder (file-share, web-folder, whatever) and the client's get updated. Definitely check it out.

Ryan LaNeve
Tuesday, September 09, 2003

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