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MSDeploy Return Codes
Last post Jan 16, 2015 06:16 AM by jeanie77
Jan 16, 2015 06:16 AM|jeanie77|LINK
I'm writing a follow up to a question asked by
RSchaefer on this forum: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/9fff2533-7e8f-452e-9a2b-ab1a40d01648/msdeploy-cmd-file-built-by-msbuild-does-not-return-msdeploy-rc?forum=msbuild
I would like to ask MSDeploy's team to modify the CMD file generated by MSBuild, to return a significant error code in case of deployment failures.
Here is the description of the problem:
We're running MSBuild with DeployOnBuild=True and CreatePackageOnPublish=True to create a deployable package we can store for later deployment. These options also create a .CMD file that one can theoretically use to run MSDeploy. The problem
is that if MSDeploy fails the .CMD file still returns an RC of 0. I'm running this in a scripted workflow solution and if the .CMD file returns 0 then it assumes everything worked (logical) when in fact the MSDeploy may have failed. The only way to know is
to check the log.
Thank you, Valentina