Modifying COM+ proxy applications
Posted on 2004-10-11
I am working on a 3-tier web-fronted business system, where some support functionality is provided via desktop GUIs. Communication with the application server (middle tier) is via components in COM+ packages which are exported and the proxies installed on the desktops using the MSIs generated.
At present, when we wish to issue a new software release, the COM+ packages are rebuilt and exported in production, and the proxies installed straight away. However we are moving to a remote packaging paradigm, where the COM+ applications will need to be built and exported on a different build server, and the proxy MSIs sent away to be packaged at a remote location ready for install at the time of release. My question is whether (and how) it is possible either using MST files or otherwise to modify, at a later stage, the MSIs created on the build server so that they point at the production server. Will there be a problem with GUIDs not matching, etc?