Deployment Tools

A deployment tool helps you set up an application on the user's computer. Choosing the right deployment tool is important because the correct tool not only eases the process of deployment but also minimizes the total cost of ownership for the application's users.

The choice of tool depends on the nature of the application. For installing simple applications, sometimes a tool as simple as the XCOPY command can be used. For sophisticated requirements, you might want to use a tool that creates a Windows Installer–based setup package for the application.

XCOPY Deployment

The .NET Framework simplifies application deployment by making zero-impact installation and XCOPY deployment feasible. You can install a .NET application that uses ...

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