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Heyas,

I have been tasked with deploying a new site on our IIS server. This IIS site is for a bespoke application that connects to an SQL server 2008 database and is asp.net based. Fortunately, an IIS instance for the software has already been created for an existing branch site making the configuration easier. My query is what settings should I pay most attention to when copying the IIS settings from the existing branch site to the new branch site; Connection strings, Bindings, Basic Settings?

Any assistance is much appreciated.

Thank you.
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Ideal situation is to copy all missing configs from the existing application and update just the connection strings.

So create a new IIS Web site under Default Web site, set the Application pool to the one which fits your .NET Framework, set Physical path, set Virtual path.

Then copy your app to the Physical path, copy configs from the existing application, update connection strings and test your app in IIS. It should tell what's missing.

You may also test it under IIS on the computer where it was built.

Alternatively you could think about some automated build system, e.g. Jenkins but many more exist.

Jenkins can retrieve the latest source from repository then executes MSBUILD to build the app and copies it to the target folder (by DOS copy or xcopy command in a batch).  IIS app creation is possible by a short PowerShell script.
Jenkins supports a log creation so you may see all problems which raised during the process.
This is very useful when you are updating the source and building the app several times per day.
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Thank you for your advice, cheers.
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