Publishing a New VB application without a setup program
Posted on 2011-03-16
I'm using Visual Basic Express 2008. Every time I create a new version of an application, I publish it, a new setup program is created, I go to every computer on our network, uninstall the old version and run the setup program to install the new version. Instead, I want to put the new .exe (and whatever other files are required) on a Server computer so everyone on the LAN can run the program using a shortcut to this executable. This way I won't have to go to each computer that runs the program. However, when I specify a network location as the output path I get a message that says the path is not trusted. Also, I tried building the application to the default \bin\releases\ folder and copying the files to the server but the program wouldn't run from the server or any of the clients if I do that. What's the best way to publish a new version of a vb program without having to change any of the client computers?