Building and Deploying XML Web Services

The following sections explain how an XML Web service is built and deployed, a process that’s often called publishing an XML Web service. Although there seem to be a lot of steps to be performed, the process is simple and easily repeated.

Deployment Directory

A deployment directory must be created to house the XML Web service files. To make the XML Web service accessible, the deployment directory must be made available through IIS.

The easiest way to configure IIS is to use the IIS Server Management Wizard, which on Windows 2000 and Windows XP—consult the IIS documentation for other Windows operating systems—can be opened by right-clicking the My Computer icon, selecting Manage, expanding the Services And Applications ...

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