MSDeploy

WebDeploy Quick Tip: Deploy without installing the Agent Service

Most people assume they need to install WebDeploy and the Agent Service on all their application servers to use WebDeploy but that is not always the case.  File Deployments First, not all deployments require the Agent Service.  For example, the dirPath provider can deploy files to a remote server without using the agent.  It simply …

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Publish WebDeploy Automatically with VS Build

In general, its pretty easy to extend the MSBuild process in ASP.NET projects using the [ProjectName].wpp.targets file.  I recently attempted to answer a StackOverflow question asking how to automatically deploy on every Visual Studio build using this technique.  My first overly-confident answer was to add the same MSBuild properties that would be used from the …

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Install the WebDeploy Remote Agent Service in Windows 10 with VS2017

I recently repaved my machine with Windows 10 and a fresh copy of VS2017 only.  I have been using it for several weeks now and it is working very well. In testing some deployments I noticed that I didn’t have the WebDeploy Remote Agent Service running locally.  So I tried to reinstall WebDeploy from a …

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MSDeployAllTheThings Nuget packages are now Open Sourced!

Its been a few months now since I was on the DotNetRocks podcast speaking about “Making MSDeploy Work”.  I mentioned there that we had considered open sourcing the Nuget packages we use to create MSDeploy packages for all our deployable components but only if it was something the community was interested in and would use.  …

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MSDeployAllTheThings VSTS/TFS Extension is Public!

As of this morning I have made my first VSTS task public in the VisualStudio VSTS Marketplace.  I blogged about my experience developing the task last month.  Check that post out for more details: VSTS Release: Custom Deploy Task to Deploy Virtual Applications to Azure This is just the beginning! I plan to add more …

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