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.NET Application Remote Web Deploy automation II

September 20, 2011

As and addition to previous post here some notes that could help you.

MS SQL server command line deploy

Minimal command line parameters set for SQL 2008 R2 setup


With Integration services features:


For log enabling use /INDICATEPROGRESS option


More about command line prompt options one can find on MSDN

MSDeploy command line parametrized web site deploy

Some times you need to change some parameters in configuration during deploy. So here is short process review:

First of all you need to create file parameters.xml  in root of your web project to declare parameters you want to change:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
<parameters >
<parameter name="ServiceAddress" description="Service Address" defaultValue="default value">
<parameterEntry kind="XmlFile" scope="\\web\.config$" match="//system.serviceModel/client/endpoint/@address" />

Here as an example we want to declare parameter ServiceAddress that can be found using  XPath  in match block for further change using  setParam command line option.

Add web.config endpoint part is looks like (all values can vary) in following block:

<endpoint address="http://localhost:8412/SampleService/MessageService"
binding="basicHttpBinding" bindingConfiguration="HttpBinding_IMessageService"
contract="SampleServiceReference.IMessageService" name="HttpBinding_IMessageService">
<dns value="localhost" />

To launch deploy you should use command:

msdeploy.exe -verb:sync -source:package=<package path .zip> -dest:auto -allowUntrusted -setParam:name="ServiceAddress",value=<service address>

MSDeploy command line data base deploy

MsDeploy allows to deploy database using custom sql script. Here is presented minimum options set for making it:

 msdeploy.exe -verb:sync -source:dbFullSql=<absolute path to .sql script> -dest:dbFullSql="Data Source=<Data Source>;User Id=<user id>; password=<password>",transacted=false

Useful links:

Declare and set params on

The MSDeploy SQL Database Provider (dbFullSql)

Web Deploy Parameterization in Action

How to: Install SQL Server 2008 R2 from the Command Prompt

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