A website was created using Visual Studio 2010 and published to a test Windows 7 machine. After verifying that the website is functional, the files and folders that makeup the website were copied (not published) to a Win 2008 R2 server (Std. Ed.) running IIS 7.5.7600.
On the Win 2008 server, I first created the subfolder C:\inetpub\wwwroot\nihi. The files and folders that makeup the website were copied from the Win 7 machine to the Win 2008 nihi subfolder. Then in IIS7 Manager (Win 2008), I right-clicked on DefaultWebSite, and clicked "Add Virtural Directory", creating a virtual that points to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\nihi. The name I gave the virtual was nihiweb. Next in IIS Mgr, I right-clicked on the nihiweb virtual, and clicked "Convert to Application". While in IIS Mgr, I switched to "Content View", selected nihiweb in the left-hand pane, then right-clicked on Default.aspx, and clicked Browse. This launched IE and allowed me to successfully view and navigate thru the website.
But it is not desirable for me to have nihiweb under DefaultWebSite. So in Windows Explorer (of the same Win 2008 server), I created C:\Website\nihi. I copied all the files and folders from the Win 7 machine over to C:\Website\nihi. Then in IIS Mgr, I right-clicked Sites, and created a new website called NihiWebSite. Then I repeated all the steps above where I created a new virtual under NihiWebSite, and converted the virtual to an application. But in IIS Mgr, when I select nihiweb under the NihiWebSite, right-click on Default.aspx, and click Browse, all of my AJAX-type controls do not respond to user interaction. It's like they are frozen.
I am having trouble finding the cause of this problem. I have compared all the property settings between DefaultWebSite and NihiWebSite. I have compared the application properties for nihiweb under DefaultWebsite vs. nihiweb under NihiWebSite. I've made sure that the app pools are compatible. I've used Win Explorer to compare user and permissions between C:\inetpub\wwwroot\nihi and C:\Website\nihi.
Does anybody have a checklist that I can follow to try to determine what is wrong with my new website and web app settings? Please, any suggestions?