I have no access to the production server. I need to get all the configurations made to a web site that got it working in the first place.
The developers who did the deployment are now happy somewhere else, and I can only ask the IT department to get me information from server, they wont let me to browse it myself.
My question is how can I get all the settings/configurations required on that IIS server and permissions required for the directories under that site? Is there a tool I can tell the IT Department to use to get all non default specifics of website/web app/directory permissions etc. set up on the production server? Just getting a copy of directory wont tell me anything about the permissions and other specifics required to have the new updated site running in that environment.
Is there a smart way to approach this problem? The only thing I can think of is to get a fresh server and try to get the site running there documenting all the steps. Then handing the image and steps to IT people and hoping that what worked in one environment is going to work on a different environment! A bit of hit and miss really.
There are number of other sensitive applications/web sites/services running on that production server that there is no way I can get an image of the server for my trial and error experiments.