Just looking for a little insight into the methods being used by others for the following scenario...
I have a live (.net 3.5) project, which runs from the default folder of IIS7 (mapped to the 'root' of the published wwwroot folder). While we are performing maintenance or upgrades (through a VS built windows installer), I usually replace the application with static pages to explain the system is under maintenance.
We move the published site to a subdirectory (which we isntalled it too), remove old version, install new version, and when we're happy, move it back to the root (replacing the holding pages).
There must be a simpler, lower risk way to do this.
How do others out there approach this (or similar) situations?