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"smart data" deployments via clicks on a web page.

Is there a way to let the User click on a button on a web
site and have that download and install my prepackaged
compressed data directory and place it nicely under my
existing VB .Net Form application on the User's computer?

Maybe another way of asking the question is. Can I build
a smart .msi "data" installer that will when clicked on
as "Run" on the web page will load into the desktop's
memory ... find the location of my VB .Net Form
application ... and install the packaged data directory
under the existing application?

And additionally can I use the same process to replace
the existing VB .Net Form application on the desktop with
a new version of the .EXE?

If I use .msi's to do this will the Add/Remove programs
panel become seriously jammed with a "program" entry for
each data deployment? (I potentially will have hundreds
of data deployments to the same desktop computer in this
fashion.) Of can I turn off the feature of listing
the "data" deployment in the Add/Remove list?

I have a feeling that this can be done with a
deployment .msi using a registery entry to help it find
the location to write to on the disk but I don't know how
to do this.

I have decided (I think) I need to deploy data via the
browser (HTTP) download means, as opposed to integrating
built-in FTP of data files. Many of my users will not
have a public fixed IP address for FTP to work or will be
behind Fire walls. Hence my need to investigate "smart
data" deployments via clicks on a web page. :o)



Nov 21 '05 #1
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If what can be done as you said. There is no security over internet anymore.
Nov 21 '05 #2
If what can be done as you said. There is no security over internet anymore.
Nov 21 '05 #3

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