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installing a vb.net console app from winxp onto Win2K3 server

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I tried using the Visual Studio setup and deployment wizard to create an msi
to install the .exe, config and .dll resource files from my winxp deve box
onto a Windows 2003 server. I don't have access to that machine through
vpn, I can't remote desktop. I have to send something to a colleague who has
to do the installation. So far I have failed every attempt, either with the
msi or by simply zipping up the bin directory files. Could someone point me
to some good instructions so I quite wasting the time of my colleague who
keep emailing me the exceptions and the latest one was the last straw;

C:\Compass\LPEConsole\bin.greg\bin>leadprocessingc ompassservice
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
C:\Compass\LPEConsole\bin.greg\bin>

Is it absolutely necessary for me to go through the hours of creating a
Virtual PC image with the Win2k on it for testing. I was hoping there was a
reliable method.

Thank you,
-Greg
Apr 16 '06 #1
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I'm installing win2k3 standard edition on VirtualPC right now. And then
..net 2.0 runtime. Then what next? Do I have to use Wise or Installshield?
Can I use XCOPY from my host PC into the Win2k image to transfer the exe and
other runtime files? thanks. -greg

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I tried using the Visual Studio setup and deployment wizard to create an
msi to install the .exe, config and .dll resource files from my winxp deve
box onto a Windows 2003 server. I don't have access to that machine
through vpn, I can't remote desktop. I have to send something to a
colleague who has to do the installation. So far I have failed every
attempt, either with the msi or by simply zipping up the bin directory
files. Could someone point me to some good instructions so I quite wasting
the time of my colleague who keep emailing me the exceptions and the latest
one was the last straw;

C:\Compass\LPEConsole\bin.greg\bin>leadprocessingc ompassservice
Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
C:\Compass\LPEConsole\bin.greg\bin>

Is it absolutely necessary for me to go through the hours of creating a
Virtual PC image with the Win2k on it for testing. I was hoping there was
a reliable method.

Thank you,
-Greg

Apr 16 '06 #2

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