I am trying to figure out how to package an application that uses ClickOnce technology. The file I download is only 200kb then I believe it uses .NET 2.0 to pull the install from the developers homepage. What is the best way to make this an msi or someother form that I can deploy easily with Altiris/SMS. Thanks.

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Off the top of my head I would just setup capture the application and call it a day. Just make sure the application does not update itself after the fact because that might not play nice with the setup captured MSI.
Answered 08/28/2006 by: kkaminsk
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That turned out to be a nightmare. I will ask the vendor if they can provide a windows installer version. ClickOnce is just not designed well for per-machine/distributable installs.
Answered 08/31/2006 by: schieb
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If I was you, I would capture the installation if it was not already an MSI and then let it update itself so you would have the current latest "version". Then try to disable any autoupdate. If its an MSI then capture it anyway and take a diff on the MSI and captured one to later on create an MST to have the latest updated resources.

Sorry kkaminsk ;)
Answered 08/31/2006 by: AngelD
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Run away.  Seriously.  Click once is nearly impossible without extensive scripting or something like Auto-IT.  This tech is designed to run fro a web server and be self updating on every launch.  When it does update, it changes REG settings and file paths that make it impossible to uninstall.  Demand the vendor provide an MSI or tell your analysts they’re on their own with it.  Honestly, it’s about the only format I refuse to package.  It violates M$ security config for app installs.  It only installs per user and bypasses UAC.
Answered 09/19/2017 by: keith1712
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