Step 5: Customizing Your Packages

Hummingbird Deployment

Step 5: Customizing Your Packages

The Hummingbird Deployment Packager tool lets you create and edit Package Assemblies (.dpa files), which can be later built as package (.dpf) files. The Package Assemblies describe the contents of package files, as well as where the packages are to be installed on the users' machines.

  For more information about using Deployment Packager, see Deployment Packager Help.

On the Custom Packaging screen, you can specify custom assembly files that you have created using the Deployment Packager tool, as well as package files that were previously generated or given to you. The Deployment Runtime component can generate these assemblies into packages and deploy them (as well as existing packages) to remote desktops. When the project is deployed, the custom packages are installed, along with the rest of the packages, on the end user's machine.

To specify the custom packages that are available for deployment:

  1. Click the Add a Package button.
  2. Select the .dpa, .dpf, or stand-alone file that you want to make available for deployment and click Open.
      To create .dpa files, use the Deployment Packager tool, which is accessible by clicking the Run Deployment Packager button.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each custom package that you want to make available.

Click Next to define and assign custom actions to be run at deployment time.

Related Topics

The Deployment Wizard Process

Step 4: Specifying Auxiliary Files and Deployment Settings

Step 6: Assigning Custom Actions