Implementing Automatic Software Updates
Posted on 2010-09-03
What is the best way to implement updating Software versions in VB .Net for software installed on client PCs rather than run across a network? I'm not aware of built-in mechanisms.
What I thought of was something along the following lines:
1. On load check for current version against version on Settings Table in SQL
2. If version number is less than that on Settings Table then run update program (to be written) and then end this program
3. Update program autoruns to delete existing software and install new version
4. Update program runs original calling software and then ends
It seems very messy but is it the only way?
Thanks in advance,