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how to deploy an update when people are using the software

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I have created a few software in .NET for some companies and very often I
have to update the .exe and some .dll.
The problem is that I always have to ask every body to exit the software (it
s on a terminal server, Win2003) before to copy the new files, or I have to
wait until the evening until they stop to work and it's quite annoying.

Does one of you have a good alternative ?

Steve

Jul 21 '05 #1
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I think this is quite common. You can make it non optional, and take away
the share temporarily, thus kicking everyone off who didn't exit
voluntarily. I am not sure there is much you can do about this, I think it's
pretty typical to have downtime for an app in a corporate setting.

"Stivo" <St***@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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I have created a few software in .NET for some companies and very often I
have to update the .exe and some .dll.
The problem is that I always have to ask every body to exit the software (it s on a terminal server, Win2003) before to copy the new files, or I have to wait until the evening until they stop to work and it's quite annoying.

Does one of you have a good alternative ?

Steve

Jul 21 '05 #2

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You could schedule the update.

If each user his using its own copy, it could updated (if needed) befiore
they launch the application (using a btach file that copy newer files before
launching the main EXE file).

Patrice

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I have created a few software in .NET for some companies and very often I
have to update the .exe and some .dll.
The problem is that I always have to ask every body to exit the software (it s on a terminal server, Win2003) before to copy the new files, or I have to wait until the evening until they stop to work and it's quite annoying.

Does one of you have a good alternative ?

Steve

Jul 21 '05 #3

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