Content deployment copies only content, such as Web pages and resources used by the copied pages. When a Web page is deployed, any items in the content database that the page depends on, such as images, style sheets, or layout pages, are also deployed.

Content deployment does not deploy any of the following file types:

  • Programs
  • Assemblies
  • Features
  • Configuration information, such as Web.config files
  • In progress workflows, such as workflows designed with SharePoint Designer
  • Items in the recycle bin

Note: Content deployment deploys only the last major and the last minor version of each item where versioning is enabled.