Automating Web Deployment using Windows Installer XML (WIX)

added by ranjithk
4/29/2010 10:00:52 AM


Deployment of web sites is usually done by copying the compiled ASP.NET web site files into the target virtual directory using Copy Web Site or Publish web site features in Visual Studio and manually creating and configuring the Web Site in IIS. Though this method is simple, it involves lot of manual effort in verifying the Pre Requisites, Creating/Modifying or Configuring the Web sites in IIS. We can automate this whole process by building a simple Windows Installer Package using WIX.