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MonoDroid (Part 1): Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 13  |  Today: 0Author: rudigrobler      Rating:  
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Since the last couple of days, I have been playing with Android devices and started looking into development options. I personally do not like Java development, so what’s left? Introducing MonoDroid:

“MonoDroid is a development stack for using C# and core .NET APIs to develop Android-based applications.”...

Enabling Remote Access for users in LCS 2005 - The initial installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 17  |  Today: 0Author: Jayash      Rating:  
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We'll take a few moments to understand the process of remote user access...

When a user logs on from a remote location, he will go through am initial screening process before physically entering the secure realm of the LCS.

What I call the "secure realm" of your LCS is basically the part of the system that is sufficient in order to enable LOCAL user access. The rest of the system deals with security and availability....

Install Windows Service using Custom Actions  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 4  |  Today: 0Author: lata07mahi      Rating:  
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Windows Services can be installed using the Microsoft Installer (MSI) by adding custom actions. This tutorial gives step-by-step details on how to add custom actions to install user services silently. It then modifies the registry entries for the installed services and user account based on user input.

Windows NT resource kit provides two utilities, srvany.exe and instsrv.exe which can be used to allow any Windows application to run as a Windows Service, as well as install and remove any ...

Walkthrough: Redirecting an Application to Target a Different XML Web Service During Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 12  |  Today: 0Author: Microsoft Corporation      Rating:  
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This walkthrough demonstrates how to create a Web application that can be redirected to target a different XML Web service by using the URL Behavior property, an Installer class, and a Web Setup project. This is useful when you need to target an XML Web service locally during development and want to use a production version of the XML Web service when your application is deployed....

Walkthrough: Using a Custom Action to Pre-Compile an Assembly During Installation  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 5  |  Today: 0Author: Microsoft Corporation      Rating:  
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1. On the File menu, choose New, Project.
2. In the New Project dialog box, select Visual Basic Projects in the Project Type pane, and then choose Class Library in the Templates pane. In the Name box, type InstallClass.
3. Click OK to close the dialog box.
4. On the Project menu, choose Add New Item.
5. In the Add New Item dialog box, choose Installer Class. In the Name box, type InstallClass.
6. Click OK to close the dialog box....

Upgrading Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to 3.0 After Upgrading Team Foundation Server  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 13  |  Today: 0Author: Microsoft Corporation      Rating:  
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When you upgrade Team Foundation Server 2005 to Team Foundation Server 2008, Windows SharePoint Services are not automatically upgraded. If you intend to use the newest version of SharePoint Services together with Team Foundation Server 2008, you must manually upgrade Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 to Windows SharePoint Services 3.0....

Enforcing Policy with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server  Version: 0.00     Price: $0.00  
Total Hits: 13  |  Today: 0Author: Ryan Frazier      Rating:  
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A common requirement for a development organization is the ability to enforce policy on a developer’s workstation that manipulates the workflow that is involved with integrating source-control changes with the source-control store. Such policy might enforce coding standards, conformance to organizational procedures, or even elaborate rule-driven workflow. Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Foundation Server (along with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server) provides a me...

.NET Framework 1.1 Installer for Innosetup     
Total Hits: 63  |  Today: 0Author: Ted Ehrich      Rating:  
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Here is an Innosetup script I wrote that installs the dotnet framework. It's pretty intuitive I think. I couldn't find any extensive ones when I was searching and working on it, so I thought I'd post it. It detects if the following are installed, and then downloads from Microsoft (if they aren't in a root \dependencies folder already) and installs them for the user without prompting them. IE 6 prompts for a download location (this could be changed to a total quiet install, but there would be a l...

Add an uninstall start menu item to your .NET deployment project     
Total Hits: 77  |  Today: 0Author: mjmeans      Rating:  
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It's super easy to add this to your deployment project.

1. Select your deployment project and go to the file system editor, user programs menu.
2. Add an additional shortcut to your primary output project and name it Uninstall Application.
3. Set the Arguments property to /u=[ProductCode].
4. Add the following code to your project's Main() sub or startup form's New() sub just before the call to InitializeComponent()....

Easy Installer     
Total Hits: 50  |  Today: 0Author: Abu Mami      Rating:  
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I needed a simple install program for a Shareware/Fairware program of mine, but I just couldn't find anything suitable for my needs. I wanted a reasonably automatic creation of an installation executable, but I didn't want to spend hours learning scripts or complicated setups. After a protracted search, I found a couple of nice programs that created SFX files (self extracting executables), but I either had trouble compiling them, or they just didn't behave the way that I wanted....

Deploying the .NET Framework and MDAC     
Total Hits: 108  |  Today: 0Author: Dwight Johnson      Rating:  
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I had never before attempted to create a deployment project in Visual Studio. So, of course, the first time I was asked to do so, I also had to deploy the .Net Framework and MDAC as well! Why should my life be easy? Everyone has used Windows Installer at one time or another; it is how almost all Windows-based programs are installed today. You have used it if you ever added or removed a program in the "Add/Remove Programs" section of Control Panel. If you double-click on a file with the extension...

An Advanced Windows Hotfix Manager     
Total Hits: 71  |  Today: 0Author: Michael Dunn      Rating:  
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In September, 2001, Microsoft released a tool called Hfnetchk that checks NT 4, Windows 2000, and Windows XP systems and generates a report of which hotfixes need to be installed. While this is a great idea, the tool is a console-mode program and only prints out a list of Knowledge Base article numbers; it doesn't list URLs or take you to the Knowledge Base articles about the hotfixes....

An Intelligent .NET Multilanguage Installer     
Total Hits: 60  |  Today: 0Author: Elmue      Rating:  
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This project is based on my Cabinet Library CabLib which is also published with source code on The Code Project.

The original purpose was to create an Installer or Setup which installs an ASPX server consisting of 3000 files. But obviously you can use this Installer to install any software package.

The installation files consist of only a tiny EXE file (the installer) and a CAB file which contains all files of the software package....

Launching Your Application After Install using Visual Studio 2005     
Total Hits: 66  |  Today: 0Author: Bill Daugherty II      Rating:  
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Creating an install MSI file is rather simple; however there is very little documentation about it, or it's choppy and sometimes too wordy. Well, the point of this article is to show you how to create the installer application, and how to make it launch your application after it has finished installing....

A ServiceInstaller Extension That Enables Recovery and Autostart Configuration     
Total Hits: 61  |  Today: 0Author: Neil Baliga      Rating:  
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I'd like to begin by providing a brief background of services and their capabilities to put the forthcoming solution into context. Windows services are a feature of NT operating systems such as NT 4, Windows 2000 and XP. Services are not available on legacy "desktop" operating systems such as Windows 95, 98, and the short lived Me. They are analogous to the daemon processes that run on UNIX servers and workstations....

A Self-extracting Installer     
Total Hits: 47  |  Today: 0Author: Stefan Kuhr      Rating:  
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I recently ran into a problem where I required a self-extracting installer that would allow customers to download one single huge file in order for them to choose from a variety of setups or associated documents, like readme files or release notes. Consider a company that ships a product suite that is made up of different components like a server installation, a client installation, an administrative installation, and a command line tools installation. If each of those components has a separate ...

Redirecting an Application to Target a Different XML Web Service During Installation     
Total Hits: 24  |  Today: 0Author: Steve Hoag      Rating:  
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When developing applications that target XML Web services, you will most often target XML Web services that are already installed on a Web server. Although this is the norm, there will also be cases where you want to target a different XML Web service when the production version of your application is deployed. For example, you may have targeted a test version of an XML Web service on your development server, but the finished application needs to target an installed version of the XML Web servic...

Visual Studio "Whidbey" Installation Issues     
Total Hits: 61  |  Today: 0Author: Anand Narayanaswamy      Rating:  
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This article covers some common problems that may occur after the installation of Visual Studio.NET "Whidbey" and how to overcome them. Microsoft has released the alpha version of Visual Studio “Whidbey” in October 2003 at the PDC. Even though there will be feature changes in the upcoming betas, many developers have installed the development environment. At present, Whidbey is available only for alpha testers, PDC attendees and MSDN Universal Subscribers....

Using managed code to detect what .NET Framework versions and service packs are installed     
Total Hits: 37  |  Today: 0Author: Scott Dorman      Rating:  
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Developers are increasingly faced with the possibility of multiple .NET Framework versions being installed on the same machine. The .NET architecture was designed to allow multiple versions of a component to be installed and run at the same time on a single system and this side-by-side deployment extends to the .NET Framework itself. By allowing multiple versions of the .NET Framework to be installed on the same computer, applications built with version 1.0 of the .NET Framework can run using th...

CodeSnip: Modifying Web.config file during installation     
Total Hits: 155  |  Today: 0Author: Amal ElHosseiny      Rating:  
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This application illustrates an installer that changes the values in a webservice's web.config file during setup, according to user entry. The application changes values of key values in the web.config file....



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