Using Site Packager
Commerce Server Site Packager is a deployment tool that has two primary uses. You use it to package your Microsoft Commerce Server 2002 site into a single file, including Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 or later settings (metabase), the file system, resources from the Administration database, and SQL Server databases. You also use it to unpack the Commerce Server site (or portions of it) onto other computers.
In most cases, Site Packager is used for the initial deployment of your site. For future deployments, incremental updates, and rollbacks, use other tools such as Microsoft Application Center 2000 or other content management products.
This section contains:
- About Site Packager. Describes what you can do with Site Packager, what makes up a package, and how global resources are unpacked.
- Best Practices for Site Packager. Provides important information about packaging your Commerce Server 2002 site.
- Site Packager Name and Size Restrictions. Lists the site name and size restrictions for Site Packager.
- Unpacking a Site. Explains how to unpack a site from a package file to a local Web server and a remote Web server.
- Where Resources and Data Are Unpacked. Lists the data and settings that are set up in SQL Server when you unpack a site.
- Packaging a Site. Explains how to package a site into a package file.
- Using Scripts with Site Packager. Explains how to use pre-installation and post-installation scripts with Site Packager.
- Running Site Packager from the Command Line. Explains how to use Site Packager from the command line.
- Customizing the Site Packager .ini Files. Describes the .ini files included with Commerce Server Solution Sites, and how you can use these .ini files as templates for creating custom .ini files for your own packages.
- Site Packager Dialog Box Help. Provides dialog box help for using Commerce Server Site Packager.