Copying a website residing in IIS 6.0 on Windows 2003 to IIS 8.5 server on Windows 2012 R2

Disclaimer:  Completely new to IIS and asp.net.  I was assigned the task of copying a website that resides in an Windows server 2003 running on IIS 6.0 and making run on a Windows 2012 R2 server with IIS 8.5.  I have read you can deploy websites using IEMT or Web deploy.  My fear using these tools is that if I use them the website on the source server will stop working.  What we want is to test if the site can run in IIS 8.5.  Can anyone help me and tell me more less how to do this?  A couple of thing more.  The website was created using ASP 1.1.4xxxx and the SQL server is sitting in another computer.  Can I make this happen or do I need to recreate the website.
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
I have written several solutions to this question over the last few years.  Below are links to 2 detailed solutions from this year.

1. https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29011891/Migrating-ASP-NET-webpage-from-IIS-6-0-to-IIS-8-5.html
2. https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28741164/moving-iis-application-database-to-another-server.html

As I have written in the past, the main point in a successful migration, is to understand the system involved.  I recommend creating a checklist of components involved in the web site / web application.  Move the required components, leave the old server running for a few days until you are sure that new server is running as expected.

The #2 link goes into detail as to what you need to do.

PS:  I am not a fan of the automated migration tools.  I have had less than stellar results trying to use them and always find myself falling back to the tried and true method of "know your app" and manually moving the components.

Dan
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