Solution to automaticlly publish pages RRS feed

  • Question

  • User-1883337791 posted

    Hey all,

    I would like to know if there is a ready solution for publishing pages from the staging environment to the production environment - not directly by the developers but by the IT staff.

    We are working with COM+ applications so we also need a way to automate the registeration of COM applications on  IIS web servers.

    Much thanks.



    Thursday, June 15, 2006 4:11 AM

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  • User1392434580 posted

    I can't answer as for the registration of COM+ but I know you can publish pages and files via robocopy with some pretty good success.  I've used it before to keep a cluster in sync, 2 node cluster, files were uploaded to a staging environment robocopy would push files to the nodes of the cluster.  Its configurable but I just set up a job to go once every 5 - 10 min.  If your COM+ applications are already setup and you're just adding new versions of the files theoretically you should be able to just push the new dlls to the locations.  I think there are a few catches (binary compat etc..) its been a while since i worked w/ COM+ applications.  theoretically though you should be able to script the com+ apps to a batch file , so then if Robocopy copies the files it could also copy this batch file for you. You'd just need to get someone to go to the servers and invoke the batch file. 

    Hope this helps


    Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:24 PM
  • User-823196590 posted
    Application Center is the official Microsoft solution for this.
    Wednesday, June 21, 2006 9:33 AM
  • User989702501 posted
    AC2k is cool, but is EOL. What's the new way of doing this in IIS7 ? how to do CLB in longhorn OS?
    Wednesday, June 21, 2006 10:50 PM
  • User209782248 posted
    We are working on something to make publishing/deployment easier.  See http://forums.iis.net/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=1294226&PermaPostID=1316882#1316882 for more information.
    Thursday, June 22, 2006 3:49 AM
  • User989702501 posted
    Lovely, besides centralize web.config file, it would nice to have IIS configuration sync features, as well as component sync deployment like what we see in CLB. In NLB space, it would be nice also to have app level monitoring and notification.
    Thursday, June 22, 2006 5:46 AM
  • User1073881637 posted
    That would be awesome, we currently use Robocopy and DFS (Windows 2003 R2) works awesome.  Both of these do not handle COM+ registrations as App center does but they perform great for file replication.  I'll be interested in seeing what comes out.
    Friday, June 30, 2006 2:12 PM
  • User-823196590 posted
    I'm a RoboCopy fan too.  What's nice is that it's relatively fast (only copies new or changed files) and it will also copy permissions.
    Monday, July 3, 2006 9:54 AM
  • User1073881637 posted
    I agree with Robocopy, it is a nice utility.  We recently implemented DFS w/Windows 2003 R2 and it has been stable.  Here is an blog posting by Scott Forsyth and something he presented at TechED on this topic. http://weblogs.asp.net/owscott/archive/2006/06/07/DFS-for-Webfarm-Usage---Content-Replication-and-Failover.aspx
    Thursday, July 6, 2006 6:16 AM