Last post Jun 29, 2010 03:05 PM by whighfield
Jun 29, 2010 11:24 AM|StrangerMike|LINK
I just completed converting my vs 2005 web app to Vs 2008.
After I make changes to the app and before I move the changes out to our web server, what must I consider for the web server?
1) During conversion I allowed the project to convert from 2.0 framework to 3.5. On the web server, I assume it needs to be upgraded to 3.5 as well. Can I upgrade directly from a site or would you recommend I install VS 2008 on the web server as well
(which comes with 3.5)?
2) Do I need to change the application name or virtual name on the web server or can I keep it the same?
Is there anything else I need to be concerned about?
Jun 29, 2010 11:57 AM|whighfield|LINK
You need to install the .NET 3.5 SP1 framework redistributable on the web server.
I usually download the "full" install and store it on the server so I don't have to download it again.
Do not install VS on your "production" web server that is just a bad idea.
Other than installing the 3.5 framework not much else needs to be done (in theory anyway).
Jun 29, 2010 02:36 PM|StrangerMike|LINK
Can you tell me why installing Visual Studio would be a bad idea?
I did so on another server (older version of Visual Studio). It once helped me when I had a problem with lap top verison.
Jun 29, 2010 03:05 PM|whighfield|LINK
The problem is you are creating a development environment out of your "production" or "live" environment.
If this is just a hobby site and server then it's not a big deal but if this is a public facing server you want to make it as clean and clutter proof as possible. Plus you would need a separate license to install it on the server as well.