We've developed an ASP.NET web site for a client. (.NET Framework 4.0, Visual Studio 2010). It uses the AJAX Control Tookit (actually just the calendar extender). Reports are generated locally using the ReportViewer control (RDLC). The back end is SQL Server, but all the reports are local. Runs just fine on our development machines
This particular client is not proficient in configuring a web server. It's an unaccustomed role for us and we are floundering. They have Windows Server 2008 and IIS7. IIS 7 is different from what we're used to, and we usually have the client configure the server, but that isn't going to work here.
We can get the basic ASPX page to render properly. We can connect to the database. We just can't get the AJAX controls or ReportViewer to work. We've Googled up a storm and find lots of cryptic "stuff". Mostly, it seems to be "oh, yeah, with IIS 7, you have to add these items to your Web.Config..". We're confused and frustrated. Can someone point us to some definitive and simple documentation for setting up IIS7 to host these functions? We're not totally inept in this area, but it definitely isn't what we normally do ;)
P.S. The client is very sensitive about what goes on their network. We have NO external access to the web server (not even FTP). We may ask them to put one of our development laptops on the network so we can try to PUBLISH the app, but we're not sure if they will accept that. We'll need a Plan B.