Manually Deploying an ASP.NET Application

It seems almost like overkill to dedicate a chapter to ASP.NET deployment because it is such a breath of fresh air compared to previous deployment models for COM and legacy ASP. Before the chapter gets into building setup projects using Visual Studio .NET, it covers how to deploy your web application manually. Knowing where the files go, how you can get them there, and how to configure the target environment will make it easier for you to build setup applications later. The next section will show you how to deploy your ASP.NET applications manually using Visual Studio or using the command-line tool, XCopy. Finally, you'll see some of the problems with XCopy deployment and when you can and cannot make ...

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