Deploying office solutions to end user

You can deploy Office solutions developed with Visual Studio Tools for Office in several ways. In this thread, find conceptual information to help you decide how to deploy your Office solutions and sample code to help explain the steps.

The methods available to you depend on the versions of Visual Studio and Microsoft Office that you are using. This post has information about deploying with Windows Installer (MSI) and ClickOnce. In addition, there is troubleshooting information about deploying the Office primary interop assemblies (PIAs).

Applicable  versions

VSTO runtime

Visual Studio

Office

.NET Framework

VSTO 2005 SE

Visual Studio 2005

2003

2.0

VSTO 2005 SE

Visual Studio 2005

2007

2.0

VSTO 2005 SE

Visual Studio 2008

2003

2.0, 3.5

Windows Installer: Use this method to create additional registry keys and brand your installer.

Office Primary Interop Assemblies

MSDN Library

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Applicable  versions

VSTO runtime

Visual Studio

Office

.NET Framework

VSTO 3.0

Visual Studio 2008

2007

3.5

VSTO 3.0 SP1

Visual Studio 2008 SP1

2007

3.5 SP1

ClickOnce: Use this method to create and install self-updating applications.

Windows Installer: Use this method to create additional registry keys and brand your installer.

Office Primary Interop Assemblies

MSDN Library

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The actual link for this post is

http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsto/thread/1666d2b0-a4d0-41e8-ad86-5eab3542de1e

VSTO Forums

Add-In Express Forum:
http://www.add-in-express.com/forum/list.php?FID=5
MSDN Forum:
http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vsto/threads
Microsoft`s Google Group for Interoperability (Interop Assemblies) related problems:
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.outlook.interop/topics
Microsoft`s Google Group for Installation problems of VSTO Add-In:
http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.outlook.installation/topics
List of  Google Groups on VSTO Outlook Add-Ins:
http://groups.google.com/groups/dir?sel=usenet%3Dmicrosoft.public.outlook