What is the process to copy an entire .NET website from one server to another server? Both sites are running Windows Server 2008, IIS7, and SQL 2008?
- The base site is the live site
- The new site is going to be used as a development site
- The server hosting the development site has other, existing sites in IIS
- The servers are on different networks and have different internet domain names
Part of this is easily done, such as copying the database and restoring it. The same can be said for the copying of the directory of files the IIS site gets pointed to -- no help needed for those tasks.
After the database and files are copied over, what are the necessary steps to make the site functional on the second server?