Deploying With DeployMaster

Fourteen steps are involved in putting your software into a deployment package using DeployMaster:

  1. Supply general information about your software package on the Project page.
  2. Select which versions of Windows your setup should support on the Platform page.
  3. If you want to, you can create a nice background for your setup program on the Appearance page.
  4. Localize the strings used by the setup program to the language of your software on the Language page.
  5. You can have your setup program ask the user for identity information by selecting the options on the Identity page.
  6. Select of which files your package consists, and arrange them into components on the Files page.
  7. If your application can be run in a portable manner (i.e. without modifying the host computer) from a removable medium like a memory card or USB stick, configure DeployMaster’s ability to install your application in a portable manner on the Portable page.
  8. If any registry keys should be created during the installation, specify them on the Registry page.
  9. Create any file associations that should be made, on the File Types page.
  10. If your application relies on 3rd party libraries or applications, such as the Microsoft .NET framework, add those to your installer on the 3rd Party page.
  11. Specify what should happen when the installation is complete on the Finished page.
  12. When releasing a new version of an existing setup package, choose the update options on the Update page.
  13. Determine the format, destination, and digital signatures of the generated installation package on the Media page.
  14. Have DeployMaster generate that package on the Build page.