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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

Sep 28, 2012

( 9/28/2012 3:00:31 PM)

Great! Have been requesting this in the forums.

Arild Henrichsen
( By Arild Henrichsen, 9/28/2012 4:03:42 PM)

+1 on this Per. Especially #2 has given me some grey hairs at times. Make it happen!

Frederik Vig
( By Frederik Vig, 9/29/2012 4:00:57 PM)

#2 is an important one that will save a lot of time

( 9/30/2012 5:25:56 PM)

I second. Having an option just to upgrade the database is vital for deploying if you have config and files under source control.

( 10/1/2012 1:02:27 PM)

+1 Fredrik

Tomas Ekholm
( By Tomas Ekholm, 10/1/2012 4:32:29 PM)

+1 Fredrik

Mari Jørgensen
( By Mari Jørgensen, 10/1/2012 7:26:25 PM)

+1 for option #2

( 10/1/2012 8:55:28 PM)

+1 for option #2

( 10/2/2012 8:15:34 AM)

+1 for option #2 - Great initiative Per!

( 10/3/2012 3:06:50 PM)

Good suggestions on upgrading. Point 1) is a bug really, we did not notice that Deployment Center was not available to all users so that has been changed in 7.

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