Hi - I have created a service in VB.NET (as described here:http://www.devarticles.com/c/a/VB.Net/Creating-A-Windows-Service-in-VB.NET/1/
) and I am now planning the deployment. With regards to this I have a few questions and it would be very good if someone with experience in this area could please give me some advise.
1) I have developed the app in Visual Studio 9 (.NET 3.5) When I go to find the tool InstallUtil.exe I find this in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\F
2.0.50727 however the tool is not present in C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\F
3.5. Is there a new recommended way for deploying services in 3.5?
2) If I am to install the service on the client machines using InstallUtil.exe I guess I have to manually install .NET prior to installing the service. I guess this is a matter of downloading the framework from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6&displaylang=en
and installing it? Anything else I need to consider? Will InstallUtil.exe be a part of this package or do I have to install .NET V2 first?
3) I do not have much experience installing apps on VISTA. Will the procedure be the same on this OS, I.e using InstallUtil.exe etc?