Introducing the Deployment Packager

Deployment Packager

Introducing the Deployment Packager

Hummingbird Deployment Packager, available with Hummingbird Deployment Wizard, is an administrative tool with a graphical user interface that makes it easy to create and edit your own customized Package Assemblies (.dpa files).

These Package Assemblies provide the following functionality:

  • Describe the contents (applications, components, and documents) of a Deployment Package.
  • Define how and where those contents will be installed on the end users' remote desktops.
  • Describe how the Deployment installer handles the versions of files to be installed.

After you create a Package Assembly, you can use the Hummingbird Deployment Wizard to specify which ones will be available for deployment, and at what point during the deployment process they will be installed on the end user's machine with the rest of the HostExplorer packages. The Deployment Runtime component uses these assemblies to generate Deployment Packages, which are .dpf files that contain all the items described in the Package Assemblies. These items are packaged in a compressed and installable form.

For example, you can create an assembly file that will be packaged later as an uninstaller program so that, once deployed, automatically uninstalls an older version of HostExplorer on all end users' machines before a new version of HostExplorer is installed.

  For information on building and deploying packages, see Hummingbird Deployment Wizard Help.

Related Topics

Creating Package Assemblies