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  • User1871197251 posted


    This is the first time  I am going to deploy a project. I have read about the web deployment projects. But left with some doubts . Will the output from the web deployment project be a single file which I can copy to my wwwroot folder or does it depend on the option I choose. Is there  a built-in facility to transfer the files from my development machine to the staging server via the LAN. And is there a step by step tutorial which can explain the entire process?


    Tuesday, January 15, 2008 9:05 AM


  • User-2017008401 posted

    Hi bendJoe,

    The output of Web Deployment project includes the required files, such as aspx files, dll files, web.config and so on. You can copy the output to the target machine and create a virtual directory for it. Web Deployment project build-in only supports to create local virutal directory for immediate testing purpose (right click the Web Depolyment project in Solution Explorer, and then select "Property Pages". In the "Deployment" section there is a option "Create an IIS virtual direcory for the output folder").

    Alternatively you can create a web setup package based on the Web Deployment project. Then you can install it on the server and the virtual directory will be created automatically. For more information, please refer to the following links:

    Using Web Deployment Projects with Visual Studio 2005

    VS 2005 Web Deployment Projects

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Sunday, January 20, 2008 9:49 PM