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My boss said to use the Visual Studio deployment projects (because he knows they exist) and wants me to make an installer that can be run from any PC in the network to install to a server (if an admin is logged in to give the app the rights to the server).

To give you an example: you're sitting behind your work pc, you start the setup.exe and install the software to the application server in the server room.

Is this possible? If yes, how?

Already thanks, because I've been looking for this for days.
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It's possible to do it, but isn't more easy the use of Terminal Services to do it?

There are many ways to do this, one of them might be create a service that listens for client requests to install the software on the machine that is running.

Everything depends on the needs you may have.
 
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KenBonny 3-Aug-11 2:08am    
I'm confused by this reply. Why would I make a service that listens to something while I want an installer package that installs to network locations (like from my computer to my server)? Then I'll be writing installer software while me and my company doesn't do that.
Astolf 3-Aug-11 2:51am    
On a Windows system, you can make an installation from server to any client using the Software deployment policies, but not in the opposite direction.

The user must running the installation locally, and must have permission to do it. Isn't appropriate that any user has permissions for that.

With the service, it can run with the permissions for any user (account service), and its possible to run the installation.
KenBonny 3-Aug-11 4:35am    
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

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