Automatic Client Updates
ASTA provides you with the ability to automatically update AstaClients.
When you deploy your original ASTA Clients, fill in the AstaClientSocket.ApplicationName and ApplicationVersion properties. When you wish to deploy a new client, increment the ApplicationVersion (if your first distribution is 1.0, then you next release might be 1.1 or 2.0). After you have produced the new client executable (with the incremented ApplicationVersion), you can register that executable at the AstaServer. When a user of version 1.0 logs into the server, he or she will be updated automatically to the latest version of your software.
Also see AstaClientSocket's ApplicationName and ApplicationVersion properties.
There are two events on the AstaServerSocket that fire when a client comes in for an update check:
Update information can be maintained remotely using the Asta Remote Adminstrative API.