Feb 03, 2010 10:43 PM|thurein|LINK
I am trying to implement an installer, which I m gonna hand it to the end user as a product.
1. Check and install .net 3.5
2. check and install SQL server 2008 (standard edition)
3. create the databases
4. create a virtual directory and deploy published resources
5. Deploy SSIS and package for the datawarehousing and to run the SSAS package.
Right now I am using wix, to deal with some of the task, it works for me, but I am just curious about other options and better ways to do this (is there any) . My main intension is, I would like to distribute my product (asp.net web application) to the
end user for a trial, and end user with the limited IT knowledge could install and use that web application with in a group of user. After the end of trial period the user could ask for the activation key for further usages.
Installer for asp.net web application