We’re in the middle of designing the SQL Response 2 installer at the moment. We’re trying our hardest to make the installation process as painless and as user-friendly as we possibly can. So, we’d like to know:
What irritates you most about installers?
- Have you installed a product recently where the installation process really annoyed you?
- Or have you ever had a pleasurable experience with an installer?
- What do you think are the most common mistakes software developers make when designing their install process?
As a SQL Server monitoring application, SQL Response requires access to your physical servers and SQL Server instances to collect data to show you. This inevitably requires some initial configuration to allow this communication to happen. What are the issues in your environment that may make this difficult?