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I am trying to publish my website to a server. I was able to transfer the files to the server by ftp in vs2010 using one-click.
According to what i have read (this is my first time) i should be able to connect to the server using IIS7 and 'see' the application.
I added the site to IIS7, but when I go to view application, there is nothing there. Am I missing a step? can someone plz plz help me?
 
PS
I wanted to use the website copy tool, but my literature says I should open website in vs2010, and then when right click on project, should see the 'website copy' option......I don't!!!
So used one click publishing instead.
Does anyone know why website copy tool is not there?
Posted 31-Dec-12 11:33am
Edited 31-Dec-12 11:38am
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Solution 1

All that stuff is crap. You don't need it. Copy your files to the server, then configure IIS.
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Christian Graus at 31-Dec-12 16:50pm
   
You need to set up the folder, configure the application and make sure it's using the right version of .NET
Christian Graus at 31-Dec-12 16:56pm
   
That the files are there does nothing in IIS. you need to configure it, and honestly, if you have no clue, my random thoughts are not as useful as an article on the topic. You should google for a step by step guide.
Christian Graus at 31-Dec-12 17:04pm
   
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/28693/Deploying-ASP-NET-Websites-on-IIS-7-0 took me two seconds to find. I wrote an article on how to use google, perhaps you could read it ?
Christian Graus at 31-Dec-12 17:46pm
   
1 - of course you can. You configure it the same, no matter where the computer is.
2 - if it doesn't work, read it again. If you're using the same version of IIS, you did something wrong.
Christian Graus at 31-Dec-12 20:15pm
   
You can publish to a local folder, it's telling you to copy that folder to the server.
Christian Graus at 31-Dec-12 20:51pm
   
1 - if you like, I just copy the files, but I know which ones it needs.
2 - one way or another, I would try to connect to the machine that is running IIS if I can
3 - No, you just paste the files, the configure
4 - yes, configure IIS
Member 9445358 at 31-Dec-12 21:06pm
   
then what did i do when i published by ftp to server?
Christian Graus at 31-Dec-12 23:53pm
   
You copied the files to the server, but that does not configure IIS. Honestly, I am thinking you should pay someone to do this, it's clearly too hard for you.
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Solution 2

Website copy not available to website applications.
 
the publish by ftp method of vs2010 works just fine, and
then it needs to be converted to application within IIS
 
it is not hard...we are just not communicating well. And
I needed to access a shared hosting site through the root
folder in IIS, not one of the child folders containing my
particular website....which was tripping me up.
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