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Deployment Articles

Visual Studio .NET 2003

This topic contains links to articles, product documentation, and MSDN Library topics containing information about deploying your applications using Visual Studio .NET tools and technologies.


Deploying Hybrid Visual Basic 6.0 / Visual Basic .NET Applications
Demonstrates how to deploy applications that contain both Visual Basic 6.0 and Visual Basic .NET components.
Deploying Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 by Using Active Directory
Many customers, such as universities, need to deploy Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET 2003 (English) to remote labs, but settings in setup block deployment. This white paper describes the procedures for using the Group Policy feature of Active Directory® to deploy the Visual Studio .NET 2003 setup package across a network.
Deployment Changes in Visual Basic .NET
Learn about what Visual Basic 6.0 programmers need to know to use deployment features in Visual Basic .NET.
No-Touch Deployment in the .NET Framework
Demonstrates an exciting new feature to simplify deploying and updating a Windows Form Smart Client using a Web Server. Using no-touch deployment technology, the .NET Framework allows system administrators to deploy applications and updates to applications just as they would Web applications — via a remote Web server.

Product Documentation

What's New in Deployment
Describes deployment changes in Visual Studio .NET from the traditional deployment model in Visual Studio 6.0.
Methods of Deployment
Provides links to topics on various deployment methods.
Deployment Concepts
Provides links to topics covering concepts related to deployment.
Deploying Applications
Provides links to topics describing various deployment tasks.
Deployment Walkthroughs
Provides a list of step-by-step topics about how to deploy different types of projects.
Redistributing a Native C++ Application
Discusses how to get a native Visual C++ .NET application to run on any computer running a Microsoft 32-bit operating system.
.NET Framework
Find out about the .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK), which allows developers to build Web-based applications and services that take advantage of the new .NET Framework technology.
.NET Framework Deployment Features
Provides a brief overview of the deployment features in the .NET Framework
.NET Framework Deployment Basics
Provides an overview of packaging and distributing .NET Framework applications.
Deployment Scenarios
Describes several possible deployment scenarios for .NET Framework applications.
How the Runtime Locates Assemblies
Describes how the common language runtime determines which assembly to use to fulfill a binding request.
Distributing the Common Language Runtime
Describes the contents of the redistribution package you use to deploy the runtime on user and server computers.

MSDN Library Links

Visual Studio Home page at
Find pointers to product information, technical resources, additional samples and downloads and more.
Articles and Columns
Provides links to articles and other resources related to Microsoft® Visual Studio® .NET.
Visual Basic .NET Articles
Provides links to articles specific to the Visual Basic project and language.
Visual C# .NET Articles
Provides links to articles specific to the Visual C# project and language.
Visual C++ .NET Articles
Provides links to articles specific to the Visual C++ projects and languages, including Managed Extensions for C++.
JScript .NET Articles
Provides links to articles specific to scripting technologies.