A setup package is a group of files that can be used to distribute an application
to users or to install component applications on servers. Package and Deployment
Wizard is a VB add-in utility that enables you to prepare such packages for your
VB applications. Package and Deployment wizard enables you to create either a
traditional Windows setup package (where the user runs SETUP.EXE) or an Internet
setup package (your component application is installed from a Web page).
The packages created by Package and Deployment Wizard also typically take care
of installing and registering any support files needed by your application, such
as COM components and other elements.
These packages also typically install the necessary utilities and information
on target computers so that users can use the Windows Add/Remove utility to cleanly
and securely remove your application.
This chapter discusses how you can use Package and Deployment Wizard to create
standard setup packages for your applications and then deploy those setup packages.