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Web Deployment Tool simplifies the migration, management and deployment of IIS Web servers, Web applications and Web sites. Administrators can use command-line scripting with Web Deploy to synchronize IIS 6.0 and IIS 7.0 servers or to migrate an IIS 6.0 server to IIS 7.0. Web Deploy Tool also enables administrators and delegated users to use IIS Manager to deploy ASP.NET and PHP applications to an IIS 7.0 server.
-Seamless integration with IIS 7.0 Manager and Visual Studio 2010 interface for creating packages and deploying them onto a machine, both locally and remotely.
-Seamless integration with the Web Platform Installer to install community web applications simply and easily.
-Web application packaging:
Ability to package a Web application or an entire site, including the associated databases.
Ability to package ACLs, COM, GAC and registry settings.
Supports both live servers and zipped packages as a source or destination.
-Web application deployment:
Administrative privileges are not required in order to deploy Web applications.
Ability to add powerful parameters to change text in files when they are deployed (such as prompting to replace a connection string when deploying from QA to staging environments).
Integration with the IIS 7.0 Web Management Service (WMSVC) for remote deployment by non-administrators.
Server administrators have granular control over the operations that can be performed and can delegate tasks to non-administrators.
-Web server migration and synchronization:
Ability to synchronize or migrate the entire Web server, a Web site or application.
Synchronizes only the data that has changed.
Ability to detect missing dependencies during synchronization.
Automatically gathers content, IIS configuration, SSL certificates and ASP.NET configuration when you sync a Web site.
-In addition to the IIS Manager and Visual Studio 10, tasks can be performed using the command-line or public APIs.