ktsangop ktsangop - 8 months ago 45
ASP.NET (C#) Question

ASP.NET application deployment requirements

I am in the middle of developing my first C# ASP.NET (v 4.5.2) Web API, and until now i have been only using Visual Studio 2015 Professional, with IIS Express 10 for debugging.
I have no previous experience with IIS or ASP.NET deployment in general.
So my questions :

  1. When i publish my application and try to deploy it on the production IIS (which will probably be IIS v.8), am i going to need any .Net frameworks or any other packages manually installed on the server? What about any Nuget packages i use? Does the publishing process wrap all the needed files?

  2. Which version of IIS am i going to need in order for my
    application to work?

  3. Are there any other considerations to ensure that an ASP.NET app will be
    deployed successfully on a production environment? Like if i use MVC
    or Entity Framework do i need to install those manually on the

  4. EDIT : Forgot about Crystal Reports! I suppose this has to be manually installed on the server right?

Answer Source


if you take a new version of IIS you should not have to install .net frameworks. If the target framework does not exist on that server, you have to install it and register for iis : https://msdn.microsoft.com/de-de/library/k6h9cz8h(v=vs.100).aspx

The nuget packages won't be a problem because Vs will deploy all dlls too (like on express)

If you are using some special things like Url-Rewrite you have to install these modules manually (e.g. for url-rewrite https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite)


About the version, if you want to do it easy, just use the newest. But it depends on which server-version do you use, even though most applications work on older IIS too. Maybe some changes in the web.config have to be made if you are using some kind of "special" configurations


For deployment you have several options: