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  • User-1188570427 posted

    Is it possible to write a MSI package or something like that - which will put your application, database changes, and permissions all on one click after specific things are set?

    This will be a .net application (web forms or MVC)

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:44 PM


  • User-166373564 posted


    We can deploy a Web application project by using Visual Studio to create a Web deployment package and by installing the package on the destination server.

    In addition to the application's source files and binary files, a deployment package typically includes files that contain the following kinds of information:

    • IIS settings, such as the application pool, the authentication method, whether directory browsing is allowed, and error handling.

    • Database scripts that are used to propagate changes to database data or to database structures.

    • Parameters that contain values that might need to be changed when the package is installed, such as settings for debugging, or connection strings.

    According to current information, if you want to create setup projects in VS 2012 with InstallShield, this blog is available for you.

    Reference: Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension

    For Visual studio 2013

    Reference: Creating installers with Visual Studio 

    Hope it helps.


    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Monday, July 28, 2014 11:12 PM