Web Deployment Tool (MS Deploy)
Last post Jul 30, 2008 03:25 PM by rrkapadia
Jan 25, 2008 12:25 PM|jimbrs|LINK
I would like to use MSDeploy and powershell to create a custom content managment solution. Is this tool supported by Microsoft? Are there any security risks that I should be aware of?
I would like to install the service on a source server and manage the replication to target/destination servers via a powershell script that would be scheduled to run on the target.
I work for a hosting provider and we would be managing replication of code and content for our customers using this solution. We were evaluating RepliWeb and a few other packaged solutions but it seems as though it would be easy to reproduce this functionality
using MSDeploy. Any thoughts?
MSdeploy production replication content management
Jan 26, 2008 11:33 AM|faith_a|LINK
Hi jimbrs, the tool will be fully supported by Microsoft when we have a Go Live release. For Tech Preview 1 (which just released), we only have forum based support. But it would be a great time now to test it out for your environment and give us feedback. From
a security perspective, it requires admin credentials to run and you can control the port that it runs on. We are adding Powershell cmdlet support soon, so you'd be able to use those with your Powershell script, or you can just use the exe today pretty easily.
Your scenario of replicating code and content is exactly what MS Deploy does. We'd love to see you evaluate the tool and let us know what works for you and what doesn't. And keep in mind that over time, this tool (and more importantly, the framework it is
built upon) will provide a lot of functionality around web farm synchronization and adding your own providers for data types that we don't support in the box.
Our first step is to release a tool that lets one sync/compare servers/sites across two locations. One can take this tool and script it to support managing multiple sites just like you've mentioned. The main guts of the deployment tool are in a .NET framework,
which we will ultimately expose publically. At that point we hope to have a sample application which demonstrates use of the framework to synchronize multiple destinations at the same time.
Let me know if you have any questions. I used to be an IT Pro and worked in web hosting here at Microsoft, so I know some of the pain points around replication for web sites.
Jan 31, 2008 02:02 PM|jimbrs|LINK
When do you expect the final release of this app?
Feb 03, 2008 12:10 AM|faith_a|LINK
I don't have anything I can say right now but wWe'll be sharing a roadmap and some other details like that in an upcoming blog post... so stay tuned!
Jul 29, 2008 11:36 AM|rrkapadia|LINK
Do you have any news on the Go Live release date of the tool yet?
Jul 30, 2008 02:56 PM|faith_a|LINK
We released our Go Live in May, apologies for not following up on the forum, we just posted it on the blog.
Let us know how it goes using the Go Live!
Jul 30, 2008 03:25 PM|rrkapadia|LINK
Do you know when the final release will be ready?