I'm currently investigating options to script automated deployment of an ASP.NET web app. Using MSBuild I can create a package and import it manually or by script into a server running IIS 7.

However, after reading instructions, such as Vishal Joshi's blog about WebDeploy, I'm finding I don't have the Deploy options available on IIS to try out. I have a Win2008R2 server with IIS 7.5 and have installed the Management Service (WMSvc) component.

I don't see the Deploy section shown in Vishal's screenshot:

What do I need to install or change to give me import and export? I need to also do this by command line to import with setParameters.xml for parameter evaluation.

  • I installed Web Deploy 3.5 on an IIS 7.5 in Windows 2008R2, but the management options aren't showing up in IIS Manager. I did the same thing on Windows 2012 with IIS 8, and they showed up fine. Are there other steps involved besides installing the link in the accepted answer?
    – crush
    Apr 8, 2015 at 18:31
  • Just as a side note to this there is some bug where they sometimes don't show up. If you install them on multiple machines they don't always show up.... Apr 4, 2016 at 16:57

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Download and install here - http://www.iis.net/download/WebDeploy

  • Thanks, that was the missing link. Just that none of the docs come out and say (clearly) that Web Deploy provides that functionality.
    – spoulson
    Mar 31, 2011 at 20:57

i have windows 10. Even with Web Deploy 3.6, i didn't have the import/export application options in iis. To correct this, I installed web deployment tool 2.1 from the web platform installer.


For me it turned out the the standard installation did not include the IIS Deployment Handler. The Deploy actions became available after adding these and restarting IIS Manag.er

Web Deploy installer UI

  • In my case I had to uninstall Web Deploy 3.6 and reinstall to make this work.
    – Gibado
    Oct 13, 2021 at 19:44

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