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Programming Microsoft® ASP.NET 3.5 by Dino Esposito

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Application Deployment

Installing a .NET application in general, and an ASP.NET application in particular, is a matter of performing an XCopy—that is, a recursive copy of all the files—to the target folder on the target machine. Often used to describe setup procedures in .NET, the XCopy deployment expression communicates the gist of .NET deployment: you don't need to do much more than copy files. In particular, there's no need to play with the registry, no components to set up, and no local files to create. Or, at least, nothing of the kind is needed just because the .NET Framework mandates it.

XCopy Deployment

The deployment of a Web application is a task that can be accomplished in various ways, depending on the context. As far as copy is concerned, ...

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