What is the best tool to create an installation/setup program to distribute a web application RRS feed

  • Question

  • Will Visual Studio, Windows Installer, or any other tool allow an ISV to create a web application setup program that will do the following:

    1. Detect the version of Windows and install the correct version of IIS (if it has not already been installed), without forcing customers to locate their Windows CD.

    2. Make sure that ASP is installed and enabled.

    3. Create the web application directory, copy the application files into that directory, and assign write privileges to that directory.

    4. Make sure Anonymous Access is enabled for the website.

    5. Display the link that lets you access the default page for the website, or automatically add it to the web browser Favorites.

    If there isn't a development tool that meets all of these requirements, then which one will create a setup program that requires the fewest manual steps?

    • Moved by Max Wang_1983 Tuesday, April 26, 2011 5:35 PM forum consolidation (From:Architecture, Tools, and Process for ISVs)
    Monday, June 14, 2010 9:37 PM