A self updating windows service introduction i often write windows services and recently realized that it would be much more maintainable if the services that i write are self updating well theyre actually not self updating but instead a program to update them that is kicked off when an update is provided since were using. 2 the main program checks if there are new update tools the update tools consist of a single zip file on the server if new versions are available the main app downloads the zip and unzip it to the users private folder which is csidl appdata appname and makes a note that the update tools are found in that folder. The automaticupdaterbackend class contains all the functionality to add automatic updating to your service or console app the way to use the automaticupdaterbackend differs between windows services and console apps so weve split it into 2 separate examples for windows services. Windows service auto update plugin framework the service can do two things 1 create a plugin controller and keep it at arms length using marshalbyref 2 you now have a self updating windows service that once installed can be managed remotely with little or no intervention
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