Best Method to deploy and update application
Posted on 2010-11-23
I have an application that will require it to "Run As Administrator". And yes, before you ask, it has to have the elevated permissions.
I have deployed many programs with the ClickOnce built into visual studio. I love it. However, due to the restrictions of only being able to run "AsInvoker" this method is obviously not the right choice to deploy this application.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what would be the best way to not only deploy but also update the application? I really like the automatic update functionality of the ClickOnce so if you have any ideas that get close to that it would be appreciated.
Right now, I am thinking of creating a "wrapper" type app that will shell call my app with the required permission level and letting the "wrapper" type app handle the updates. It seems kludgey to me though. Any ideas?