how to deploy my application to one server
Posted on 2011-03-09
I'm an Office VBA programmer who has used VB6 to run programs on servers. I've got my first VB.NET version 2008 application ready to go. I need help getting it deployed. The VS2008 help offers many choices. I can't figure out how to do the simple one that makes sense to me. But maybe I'm thinking about it wrong in VB.NET.
I've built and published my project to a folder, then transferred it to the server. Then I run the setup.exe, the application installs and runs.
So now I'm trying to schedule the application and I can't figure out where the .exe file is to put in the scheduler is. The old VB6 version of the program shows up in the Scheduled Tasks list of options, but not my new VB.NET program. Also, I can't figure out how to launch the application and pass in an argument like I used to with the VB6 "application.exe /arg1" syntax.
These programs are only going to run on the server, I'm going to install them and then periodically update them, I need to be able to launch them with arguments for testing & debugging, and I need to have them run as Scheduled Tasks (which is their purpose).
Any guidance on simplifying my options in VS 2008 would be greatly appreciated.