One of the questions I see in the MSDN ClickOnce Forum is how to move a ClickOnce deployment to a different location. You might want to move your deployment because your company is setting up a new webserver, or because you change hosting companies for your deployment.
You can’t just change the URL because it’s part of the security built in to ClickOnce. It checks the update location for the installed application against the URL for the update, and if they don’t match, it won’t install the new version. This keeps someone from hijacking your deployment and substituting their own files.
This GoldMail will show you how to move your deployment to a different URL.
This download contains the source code (VS2008, C#) for the three versions of the application used in the GoldMail. If you are a VB developer and can’t figure out how to translate the code to VB, please post a comment and I’ll post a VB version of the code.
(edit) I couldn’t see how this could work with an Office Solution (VSTO), so I did some looking around. VSTO doesn’t use the update URL at all, so it looks like your customers have to uninstall and reinstall if you have to move a VSTO deployment. Dang.