Is there a difference b\w normal MSI packaging & creating packages for server application like weblogic\websphere


I need to know about server application packaging.
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If you're packaging for Citrix servers, yes. Lots of information about packaging for Citrix out there.

If you're just packaging an application to run off a server, I know a lot of companies don't even bother. Packaging is usually a task reserved for client side computing and mass deployment.
Answered 05/26/2008 by: dm1
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all the ibm stuff is a little different due to the way they use the folder structures.

most apps have an msi and all related files in same or child folders.

for some reason IBM put the MSI in a folder and then use parent folders as well as such the packaging of those apps in particular is a little different, but server apps on the whole can be treated similar to desktops apps from a packaging perspective.
Answered 05/26/2008 by: jmcfadyen
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thanks for your replies.

will there be any difference other than the normal packaging process, if application uses .NET or IIS architecture?
Answered 05/26/2008 by: Lillude
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Be V E R Y careful with Weblogic, particularly if any of your source paths will be UNC. This is because the folder-depth of this app, along with the length of the folder names, may cause some tools to choke on the 254-character path length limit.
Answered 05/26/2008 by: VBScab
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