I'm looking to migrate my application from MSI deployed application to one that is Azure compatible. My MSI currently does registry key reads/writes and token replaces config file values at deployment time.
How would I perform similar operations through Azure deployments?
From my experience, in Windows Azure, most applications are web sites or services. While you can run rich client applications in Windows Azure, they usually have no value because no one can see and interact with the UI. If your MSI deployed application is
a rich client application, then it is not suitable to port it to Windows Azure. If it is a Windows Service, you can port it to a worker role without MSI. MSI is a deployment solution. Windows Azure has its own way to deploy services. You can begin with
hi plshelp0101, Can you please explain the need for registry read and what kind of information you are reading? Are you reading information which is installed as part of your application or are you reading other software or system details from registry?
In either case, what are you trying to do? We can suggest you on Azure alternative, relative to your need.