Telerik.Web.UI quiet Mode and deploy to GAC

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  1. Marco
    Marco avatar
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    Sep 2012

    Posted 15 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hi everyone,

    we are deploying a solution on Windows Azure and our soultion references a lot of time (there are 10-15 different webapps, each one with a copy) Telerik.Web.UI.dll.

    The problem is that our package has becoming huge (300-400MB) and uploading a new version is getting problematic. One solution we found and achived with other libraries is to create a statup task that downloads the MSI from the Azure Blob Storage and installs everything. The prerequisites for this solution are:

    1. must exists a quiet mode install
    2. dll must go to GAC (so apps can reference them without having a local copy in bin folder)

    I downloaded the MSI file and, using the /? parameter, I found that exists a /quiet parameter that respect prerequisite 1.
    After running that I see - running gacutil - that only Telerik.Web.UI.Design is put into the GAC. No way in seeing Telerik.Web.UI.

    How can I accomplish this? 

    Bonus points for who answer to this question too: installation seems to take a lot of time (15-20 mins), it is probably because it installs everything (demo, documentation, vs extensions...). Is it possibile to install just DLLs?

    Thanks!
    Marco
  2. Teodor
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    Posted 19 Feb 2013 Link to this post

    Hello Marco,

     Regarding the GAC question - as you found, the msi only installs Telerik.Web.UI.Design. To install the other needed assemblies you could create a follow up startup task that calls gacutil /i [RadControls InstallationDirectory]\[PathTo Telerik.Web.UI.dll].

    Regarding the second question - You can manipulate the features installed with the command line:

    [Download Directory]\Telerik.Web.UI_2012_2_912_Dev.msi /q ADDLOCAL=Assemblies40 INSTALLLOCATION="Install location of your choice"

    (Assemblies40 is the RadControls assemblies targeting .NET40)

    Don't hesitate to write if you have further questions.

    All the best,
    Teodor
    the Telerik team
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