Setup Environment to Deploy to IIS sub application within a website

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25 Apr, 2017 07:27 AM

We have a project that produces 2 artifacts:

CTS.Web deploys normally with our current Environment setup (appveyor) but the admin is create as a sub APPLICATION within CTS.Web website in IIS. How can I deploy both CTS.Web (main website) and CTS.Admin (sub-Application)?

Can I set them up like this in one environment config?

**CTS.Web.site_name** = CTS.Web
**CTS.Web.deploy_website** = true
**CTS.Admin.application_name** = CTS_Admin
**CTS.Admin.application_path** = CTS.Web
**CTS.Admin.deploy_website** = true

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 25 Apr, 2017 07:38 AM

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    It looks correct, but I believe you still need to set CTS.Admin.site_name = CTS.Web, otherwise it will be deployed as Virtual Application under Default Web Site.

  2. 2 Posted by mark.garcia on 25 Apr, 2017 07:41 AM

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    Cool, thanks. Will give this a spin.

  3. 3 Posted by mark.garcia on 25 Apr, 2017 07:46 AM

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    By the way, do I still need this line:

    **CTS.Admin.application_path** = CTS.Web

  4. 4 Posted by mark.garcia on 25 Apr, 2017 08:38 AM

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    Sorry , I got this error when I tried.

  5. 5 Posted by mark.garcia on 25 Apr, 2017 08:55 AM

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    This is my environment

  6. 6 Posted by mark.garcia on 25 Apr, 2017 09:04 AM

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    It's fixed now:
    application_path needs to be absolute path to the application directory


  7. 7 Posted by andrew on 01 Jun, 2017 02:19 PM

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    Interesting, do you do any IIS configuration work outside AppVeyor? We tried something similar to this but it didn't work reliably (possibly due to deployment ordering). I got everything working if I configure the app pools and IIS site layout in the configuration stage of the server, then let AppVeyor deploy to existing app pools and created sites.


  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Ilya Finkelshte... on 02 Jun, 2017 10:58 PM

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    @andrew can you provide more details about your configuration and errors you see?

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