Hi All

The .msi files has been created by the build process. The production deployment team is now asking for more automation and improvement. Here are the steps I see from the deployment instruction document (I put it here to give more info):

. Remove <product> web service in Add/Remove Programs
. Check if ceartain components have been removed from the Component Services.
. Execute the <product>.msi (user complains about no status provided during the installation, what shall I do to add that? )
. Create some folder in C:\Temp, and grand permission to some users
. Ensure installed <product> is using ASP.Net 2.0
. Configure <product> to using particular application pool in IIS 6.
. Configure <product> web site directory security to use a particular identity.

And also there are BizTalk installations:
. Export current binding
. Stop integration orchestration
. Unenlist integrations
. Undeploy and unbinding
. remove integration
. deploy
....

The deployment team is also ask:
1. Provide the .msi file with an "Answer File" so the deployment can be done unattended. Can you point me to some resources regarding this?
2. A batch file to automate the above steps. Which type of scripting you normally use for this job? WScript?
3. Run a test program to validate the deployment? How do you normally do this?

Thanks a lot.
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Are you a developer writing your own code, or are you working with a commercial product? Are you deploying to desktop users or installing on a server?
Answered 06/01/2009 by: DeployTech
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Are you a developer writing your own code, or are you working with a commercial product? Are you deploying to desktop users or installing on a server?


I am suppose to be SCM guy but this is a very small shop, so just taking over somebody's work. I should be able to find the source of these two .exe (probably in C#). We are developing web applications, not a commercial product. The web app is going to be deployed to quite a few servers (8 for now) in production. That's why they are asking for more automation to avoid errors.

Thanks for your reply.

Jirong
Answered 06/01/2009 by: hujirong
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Looks like this is being handled elsewhere. Good luck!
Answered 06/02/2009 by: DeployTech
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