Solved

How to support automatic client upgrades

Posted on 2007-03-31
2
204 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
I have a c# application using .Net 2005 and the 2.0 framework.  Currently it is deployed on about five machines but i expect that to increase to about 300 in the near future.  Currently i just copy the executable to the clients when i create a new version.

With 300 potential clients i'd like to find a better way.  I'm looking for suggestions on how to automate this process.  I'm thinking of something like Quicken uses, where it senses a new version somehow and asks the user if he wants to install it.  

I'm' not sure how those programs work, since i don't think you can overwrite the app that's running with a new version (i.e. simple logic that looks for a new version and overwrites itself).  I'm currently thinking about spawning a small executale that performs this task and closing the currently running one, overwriting, then relaunching the client.  Basically, i just want to put the new client on the network and know that the clients will receive it when they are run the next time.  

If there are best practices on how this should be done or products that can help i'm all ears.  

note:  Currently i rdp to the machine and copy the new client executable from a network share.  Assume that this network share exists and can be specified in the preferences.
0
Comment
Question by:craigsweet
2 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:craigsweet
ID: 18829907
Note, i really like how clickonce works but i prefer to keep my application stored in the program files folder.  Is there a way to have both functioinalities?
0
 
LVL 70

Accepted Solution

by:
Éric Moreau earned 250 total points
ID: 18831834
0

Featured Post

Master Your Team's Linux and Cloud Stack

Come see why top tech companies like Mailchimp and Media Temple use Linux Academy to build their employee training programs.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Summary Displaying images in RichTextBox is a common requirement with limited solutions available. Pasting through clipboard or embedding into RTF content only support static images.  This article describes how to insert Windows control objects int…
Welcome my friends to the second instalment and follow-up to our Minify and Concatenate Your Scripts and Stylesheets (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/.NET/ASP.NET/A_4334-Minify-and-Concatenate-Your-Scripts-and-Stylesheets.html)…
Windows 10 is mostly good. However the one thing that annoys me is how many clicks you have to do to dial a VPN connection. You have to go to settings from the start menu, (2 clicks), Network and Internet (1 click), Click VPN (another click) then fi…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

806 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question