The IIS team has released the Beta 1 (Go Live) release of the Microsoft Web Deployment Tool! The tool provides deployment and migration support for IIS 6.0 and 7.0. It incorporates many features that enable web server administrators to deploy, sync and migrate sites, including configuration, content, SSL certificates and other types of content associated with a Web server.

This tool can be used on Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0 as well as Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0. Please note that this is a Beta release, support is available on the forums.

How to Get Started

Download the x86 version: http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1602

Download the x64 version: http://www.iis.net/downloads/default.aspx?tabid=34&g=6&i=1603

Read the walkthroughs: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8100895

Web Deployment Tool forum: http://forums.iis.net/1144.aspx

Web Deployment Team blog: http://blogs.iis.net/msdeploy/


Features

  • PowerShell Support - We have PowerShell cmdlets so that you can integrate MS Deploy commands with PowerShell directly.
  • Enhanced Dependency Checking - We have IIS7 dependency information listed, plus the ability to see where a dependency is being triggered from. For example, if you have a dependency on Windows Authentication, you can now determine where this is set in the configuration.
  • Detailed Help File - We have a Help chm file included in the tool so that you can browse through all the functionality and flexibility offered by the tool, instead of looking through online walkthroughs.