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I am trying to move a number of websites / web applications (dozens) scattered over several servers to a new home. Both the source and destination are running IIS 6.0, but are not on the same network (ie different hosting providers and no VPN between the two).

I have had a look at Internet Information Services 6.0 Migration Tool and if that's the best on offer will have to use it, but I was wondering if there were any other solutions available.

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The Web Deployment Tool is the new way to do that. It allows migration of IIS6 to 6, 6 to 7 and 7 to 7. It allows you to migration other things besides the site configuration. For example, COM+, registry, content, SSL certs.

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I have used [IIS Export utility] before with good results. The free version has always worked fine for me. You can export directly to the new server if it is on the same network, or to a database that you can then move to new server and import.

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