VB.Net app deployment files
Posted on 2015-01-22
I am mightily confused by what is required to deploy a WF VB.Net app using an own, newly developed library on other systems.
I am a newbie still in many .Net areas. I have developed a VB.Net app which calls a web service, the app works perfectly. My problem is now deployment.
I do my development on one (virtual) machine, and the app will run on 2 completely separate Windows 2003 servers (one prod, one test). I don't "see" the servers from my dev machine, so I wonder how to deploy my app and the new library (also an own development, a collection of modules with generic subroutines) to these servers.
So far, I've just copied single files manually to the servers, namely all the .exe* files I found in the bin\Release subdirectory of the development directory of the app (plus now I guess I'll have to add the libray.dll file as well), but I guess that's not the correct way to do it.
Can you help me and tell me:
- how I should it "the right way"
- at least what are the minimum files which I should copy to the servers to run the app (with the library)
Thanks for your help.