Web Applications for Web Deploy artifact missing

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03 Dec, 2014 07:30 AM


I have selected both 'Package Web Applications for Web Deploy' and 'Package Azure Cloud Service projects' so that I can deploy as either a full cloud service or incremental web deploys of the web role. When I review the build artifacts that are generated thereare 'Azure Cloud Service package' but no web deploy zip files.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.



  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 04 Dec, 2014 07:03 AM

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    Hi Mat,

    This is by design. When AppVeyor detects WAP is a Web role in Azure cloud service project from the same solution it doesn't publish it as Web Deploy package, only Azure CS is getting published.

  2. 2 Posted by mat.guthrie on 04 Dec, 2014 07:25 AM

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    Hi Feodor,


    Thanks for getting back to me.


    One of the features I really like with Windows Azure websites was the continuous deployment feature through integration with GitHub. I’ve had to move my application over to cloud services because of restrictions with azure website but would like to maintain this feature. Deploying the VMs on every check in seems overly heavyweight. In an ideal would I’d like to be able to have AppVeyor create all the requested packages, including the web deploy. I could force a manual deployment through the AppVeyor UI when I wanted to do a full deployment of the VMs but set up automatic web deployments for each build.


    Given that UI allows you to select which packages you want, is there any reason why the user can’t override this ‘by design’ feature’


    Anyway, thanks again for getting back to me and for a fantastic piece of software.



  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 04 Dec, 2014 07:34 AM

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    Well, the idea was to avoid any confusion of having both Azure CS and Web Deploy package of Web role at the same time. Having your app in CS how/why would you deploy an update to it using Web Deploy?

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 04 Dec, 2014 07:40 AM

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    ...but technically yes, there is no reason AV can't produce both artifacts; besides it's two msbuild calls.

  5. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:50 AM.

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