How To: Move a ArcGIS Server .NET Web application to a new Web server machine
Instructions provided describe how to move an ArcGIS Server .NET Web application to a new Web server machine.
Note: If a different ArcGIS Server hosts the map services used in the Web application, make sure the new Web application is pointing to the new ArcGIS Server. This can be done in Visual Studio.
Note: The ArcGIS Server Web Application Development Framework must be installed on the new Web server machine.
Note: The service pack level for the new Web server must be the same as the original development machine.
Copy the entire Web application folder from the Inetpub\wwwroot folder on the old server machine to the Inetpub\wwwroot folder on the new Web server machine.
Go to Internet Information Services (IIS) on the new Web server machine, under Default Web Sites.
• IIS 6 (Windows Server 2003): Right-click on the Web application folder and select Properties. On the Directory tab, under Application Settings, click 'Create' to make this directory an application. Click OK in the Properties dialog box.
• IIS 7 (Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008): Right-click on the Web application folder and select 'Convert to Application' and select the correct application pool for the web application. Click OK in the Add Application dialog box.
If the original Web application was created using an ArcGIS Server Internet connection, the site should work correctly as long as the same ArcGIS server is used. The new URL for the Web application should be:
http://<new web server machine name or FQDN>/<web application name>.
If the map services were added by way of local connection when creating the Web application, please use the procedures on the following link to encrypt the identity: ASP.NET Identity and Impersonation