Packaging applications on Windows Server 2012
Im from the packaging background and use windows installer, App-V packages as the mode of deployment. I have been packaging applications on Winodws 7. However there are requirements to package for Windows Server 2012 as well.
Are there any guidelines/ best practices for packaging applications to be deployed on Servers (esp. Windows Server 2012). (i.e what differences exists in Windows 7 and Server 2012 which should be taken care from the application installation and deployment prospective).
If this question is not in the correct forum please guide me to the forum where it can be answered.
Thanks in advance
Community Chosen Answer
Sujit, you seem to be hesitant to accept the answer that's been mentioned several times - you need to package on the same OS that will receive the packages, which is a recommended practice from Microsoft.
Can most packages deliver a fully functional application to a different OS? You bet. But the only way to make sure is to test the application. If you encounter a problem and modify the package, you start to increase the complexity of it in order for it to work on multiple platforms. So from that perspective, it’s best to create one package per OS.