Deploying Silverlight in the Enterprise

Deploying Silverlight in the Enterprise

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As more and more Silverlight sites become available, enterprise administrators are starting to ask for guidance on how Silverlight should be deployed in a corporate environment. Obviously, at one level it's as straightforward as executing the installer, but there are typically a whole ton of questions that need answering:

  • What files and registry keys does Silverlight install?
  • Will Silverlight break any existing applications?
  • What are the command-line switches to configure installation?
  • How do I deploy Silverlight through SMS or System Center?
  • How is Silverlight serviced and updated?
  • How do you configure Silverlight settings via Group Policy?

Fortunately, one of my colleagues, David Tesar has kindly come to the rescue and written a very comprehensive white paper that answers all these questions plus many more. The Silverlight Enterprise Deployment Guide is available for download now. We gave the white paper a trial run ourselves when Microsoft IT used SMS to deploy Silverlight internally. Download it and send it to your systems administrator today - it's worth their time to read.

  • Via le blog de Tim Sneath , on apprend que David Tesar vient de mettre à disposition un document intitulé

  • Good guide, but why rely on scripts when deploying with group policy rather than providing an MSI package? I thought that the latter was Microsoft's preferred option.

  • Deploying Silverlight in the Enterprise As more and more Silverlight sites become available, enterprise...

  • Yes this sucks. Why cant MS provide a redistributable version in MSI form? Hopefully, Silverlight 1.1 will change this.

  • Someone asked in comments if we had a document like this ( for Flash Player. Why, yes we do! The Flash Player Administration Guide went live August 27th. It covers

  • This is absolutely ridiculous.  What happened to the push towards making Windows Installer the de facto solution for deployment on the Windows platform?  A separate executable with yet another set of switches to learn shows that the setup and deployment process was a complete afterthought for the Silverlight team.  With work going on to further efforts in installation by the hard working folks that are bringing WiX to the fore front it is a shame to see another splinter in the installation story.  This has done nothing more than create another barrier for adoption for Silverlight because it increases the burden of systems administrators everywhere to come up yet another way to manage the deployment of the Silverlight runtime.  Seriously, you expect us to use login scripts?  I think I'm having a flash back to Novell NetWare and the earlier 1990s.  I hope there is some serious consideration and review before 1.1 RTMs.  There is no consistent setup story across the Microsoft product line today and the lack of such is only increasing the total cost of ownership when it comes to ease of deployment and adopting of future updates.  As someone who tries to keep the company on the leading edge things like this give me no confidence that things will only get easier as technology evolves.  This is nothing more than a stop gap measure for a poorly conceived installation plan.

  • Tim Sneath-sanのブログにSiverlightのエンタープライズ用配置のガイドがダウンロード可能になっています。 すでに1.0ベースの運用を考えている方はチェックしてください。 ht

  • I just came across this whitepaper via Tim Sneath . Definitely a must read for enterprises who want to

  • Silverlight Cream for October 1, 2007

  • 1. Please provide an MSI redistributable.

    2. Please support WMA Pro in Silverlight.

  • Found via the Public Sector Developer blog , Tim Sneath points to a guide for those with questions about

  • With all the hype/buzz around Silverlight, a lot of folks have been asking me...when will Microsoft make

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