Deployment center wish list
I’ve been using deployment center quite a lot lately and since it hasn’t been all fun I have a couple of features I would like to see to make life easier in the future.
1. Add installation option
Add a choice for if DPC should be available for all users or just
the user installing it.
2. Split the upgrade site with database option into smaller parts
Instead of having a big bang upgrade option I would like to see another option where the upgrade are split into three parts: database, DLL and other files and lastly configuration file changes.
In the current version of DPC if something goes wrong with the SQL connection the entire installation fails. This leading to either manually running the SQL scripts or setting up a temporary site somewhere to do the upgrade. And the same goes for the configuration files.
If the options are split up the “worst” we have to do is install DPC on the SQL Server for the DB upgrade and the rest can be done on the webservers.
I don’t know the inner workings of DPC so my wishes may be hard to implement but since I haven’t read any thoughts about DPC I had to share my $0.2