WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER
There are several ways to install Windows applications. Simple applications can be installed with a basic xcopy deployment, but for installation to hundreds of clients, an xcopy deployment is not really useful. For that situation, you have two options: ClickOnce deployment or the Microsoft Windows Installer.
With ClickOnce deployment, the application is installed by clicking a link to a website. In situations where the user should select a directory in which to install the application, or when some registry entries are required, the Windows Installer is the deployment option to use.
This chapter covers both options for installing Windows applications.