Solved

How to support automatic client upgrades

Posted on 2007-03-31
2
203 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 69

Accepted Solution

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

Featured Post

DevOps Toolchain Recommendations

Read this Gartner Research Note and discover how your IT organization can automate and optimize DevOps processes using a toolchain architecture.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This document covers how to connect to SQL Server and browse its contents.  It is meant for those new to Visual Studio and/or working with Microsoft SQL Server.  It is not a guide to building SQL Server database connections in your code.  This is mo…
More often than not, we developers are confronted with a need: a need to make some kind of magic happen via code. Whether it is for a client, for the boss, or for our own personal projects, the need must be satisfied. Most of the time, the Framework…
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…
With the power of JIRA, there's an unlimited number of ways you can customize it, use it and benefit from it. With that in mind, there's bound to be things that I wasn't able to cover in this course. With this summary we'll look at some places to go…

911 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

21 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now