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09-26-1996, 12:00 AM
We are trying to figure out what the trend is these days for a network
install. Are client machines running the exe from the network or does the
exe get ran locally and just the data gets accessed from the network. Any
idea where Microsoft is going with that? Also, how are developers dealing
with upgrades. Is the end user expected to upgrade all machines or is some
centralized upgrade utility put into place.
Any thoughts would be valuable.

Thanks,

Bill

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10-13-1998, 12:00 AM
On Thu, 26 Sep 1996 10:53:34 -0400, "Bill Hicks" <Hicks_Jr@Hotmail.com>
wrote:
>install. Are client machines running the exe from the network or does the
>exe get ran locally and just the data gets accessed from the network. Any

I think the best here would be to access the data only from the network,
and not both the EXE and the data.

>idea where Microsoft is going with that? Also, how are developers dealing
>with upgrades. Is the end user expected to upgrade all machines or is some

I have no idea what Microsoft is doing regarding this... perhaps searching
for ZAW on the Microsoft website might help.

>centralized upgrade utility put into place.

A central update utility would be nice, although using Microsoft's SMS
server may help :)

Stefan Paetow
InstallShield Software Corp.

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10-22-1998, 12:00 AM
On Thu, 26 Sep 1996 10:53:34 -0400, "Bill Hicks"
<Hicks_Jr@Hotmail.com> wrote:

Hi, Bill

I keep a .ini file on a network drive, and each time the program is
launched, it goes and looks at the version kept there and compares it
against the version of the workstation. If the versions are different,
then the VB app quts and launches the install program, which the
distribution files are also located on a network drive. Works great.
It keeps the exe off the network, reducing traffic.


>We are trying to figure out what the trend is these days for a network
>install. Are client machines running the exe from the network or does the
>exe get ran locally and just the data gets accessed from the network. Any
>idea where Microsoft is going with that? Also, how are developers dealing
>with upgrades. Is the end user expected to upgrade all machines or is some
>centralized upgrade utility put into place.
>Any thoughts would be valuable.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Bill
>

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