Aug 8, 2012 at 8:14 PM
Edited Aug 8, 2012 at 8:16 PM
I appreciate your assistance and understand that you can't go too far outside the Orchard space, so I totally get your reluctance on discussing IIS.
Also, I found your helpful video on youtube regarding Webmatrix deployment of Orchard sites:
However, I think to fully benefit from the capabilities of Orchard, having a change management model beyond a two step "develop and publish" model. It would be great to have a conventional "Development/Test/Stage/Production"
workflow to keep the environment under quality change control while adding modules, etc. Being able to move from Webmatrix to IIS on the same machine for me facilitates part of that goal.
Of course, IIS looks to have a lot of features to master, but I have been looking into it and gotten it to the point where I can publish from Webmatrix to IIS. For the benefit of anyone reading this thread, here are the settings I used in Webmatrix:
Server: IP Address of the machine (ie 10.252.130.12 from ipconfig command)
User name: An Administrator level user on the machine
Password: password for above
Site Name: Default Web Site (type it in exactly like that - it is the first entry in the "Sites" tree in IIS)
Destination URL: http://computername (computername should be taken from the properties in Windows explorer under the "Computer" entry)
Note that when I made Destination URL = localhost, the connection was successful, but the Save operation in Webmatrixdid not respond.
I expect I will have to change the IP address setting when I reboot...I would guess the dnsname would work as well, but since that can change too when using Amazon instances, it won't prevent me from having to maintain this information in some fashion.