May 2008

A Deployment Case Study – Don Macrae and Richard King

An application with a user base of some thousands, the appearance of different versions, and a requirement for silent compulsory updating. Recently the updating was modified so that the users did not need to be have administrator privileges. The techniques considered were (1) Windows Installer technology, and (2) the use of a previously installed service.

This presentation outlined the investigation and the solution, and also covered other deployment aspects.

Tools used or explored: Installaware, Installshield, WIX, Orca, InnoSetup, FinalBuilder.