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How to: Deploy an Initial Version of an Application

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After an application is properly published to a deployment server, it is ready to deploy. You (as a user) deploy a ClickOnce application to a client computer by clicking the link that was provided to you by the publisher.

For this activity, you will treat your development computer as the client computer, in addition to it being the deployment server. To complete this topic, you will need to have completed the automated or manual procedures of the topic, How to: Publish an Initial Version.

This procedure will deploy and run the Bank Branch client application on your computer through ClickOnce. For the Bank Branch client application to run correctly, you have to have the Web services running that it calls at run time.

This procedure also demonstrates that there is no functionality in the initial version for viewing credit card account information because the initial version published did not include the CreditCardModule. That module will be deployed as part of the procedure, How to: Publish an Updated Version.

To deploy an initial version of an application to a client computer

  1. Start the services that the application calls at run time.
  2. Click the link provided to you for launching the application.
  3. Accept the security warning prompt to install the application.
  4. Log on to the application and check the functionality.

For more information about this procedure, see Automated: Deploy an Initial Version.

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