Windows Installer Deployment
Updated: August 2008
Windows Installer deployment enables you to create installer packages to be distributed to users; the user runs the setup file and steps through a wizard to install the application. This is accomplished by adding a Setup project to your solution. When built, the project creates a setup file that you distribute to users; the user runs the setup file and steps through a wizard to install the application.
The Express Editions do not include Windows Installer technology. For information about the deployment technology used in the Express Editions, see ClickOnce Deployment.
The following topics will help you learn more about Windows Installer deployment.