Self updating applications
In addition, Windows Forms applications don't automatically shadow assemblies; loaded assemblies are lockedyou can't update a running application using Xcopy deployment.
Instead, you must update either before the application starts, or update by shutting down the application and then using a different executable program to replace the updated assemblies.
It provides the flexibility to implement different updating user experiences like auto-updating, or manual user-initiated updates.
It also boasts advanced features like binary patching and code signing verification.
This hotfix plug-in can also be customized to apply non-Microsoft driver, firmware, and BIOS updates. If the cumulative updates are general distribution release updates or LDR updates, CAU can apply them. CAU supports the following updating modes, both of which allow updates to be scheduled: Self-updating Enables the cluster to update itself according to a defined profile and a regular schedule, such as during a monthly maintenance window.
You can also start a Self-Updating Run on demand at any time.
Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU) is a feature that coordinates software updates on all servers in a failover cluster in a way that doesn't impact the service availability any more than a planned failover of a cluster node.For some applications with continuous availability features (such as Hyper-V with live migration, or an SMB 3.x file server with SMB Transparent Failover), CAU can coordinate automated cluster updating with no impact on service availability. CAU supports updating Storage Spaces Direct clusters regardless of the deployment type: hyper-converged or converged.Specifically, CAU orchestration ensures that suspending each cluster node waits for the underlying clustered storage space to be healthy. CAU coordinates the cluster updating operation only from computers running Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, or Windows 8.The failover cluster being updated must run Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2012. CAU is agnostic to the type of the clustered application.
CAU is an external cluster-updating solution that is layered on top of clustering APIs and Power Shell cmdlets.You'll be able to ask any tech support questions, or chat with the community and help others.