I have a hosted server that has our development webserver on it. I have installed the Web Management Service (via Web Platform Installer) and have setup an IIS Management user, setup delegations, started the service and I am trying to connect to the service via the Visual Studio 2013 Publish Web dialog with the Validate Connection button.
I am using an address like the following:
https://169.254.0.0:8172/msdeploy.axd (obviously the IP address has been changed, but I am absolutely sure the one i am using is correct as that is what I am connecting to for RDP. I have also tried http as per this SF article: How to configure WebDeploy server for direct publishing from visual studio?
I have ensured that the services (Web Management and Web Deploy Agent) are running, and that the firewall is not blocking communication ( I have tried turning it off).
Previously I have had luck with this for servers that were on the LAN and on the domain, but this one is neither. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Windows Firewall was not administering port restrictions
The servers port restrictions were being managed by Azure (I did not know this going into this project). Got the 8172 TCP port opened, and used the http version of the address above. Now error is:
Could not complete the request to remote agent URL 'http://.../msdeploy.axd/MSDEPLOYAGENTSERVICE'. The operation has timed out.
404.7 Error in the Error Logs
Along with the above timeout error message, I looked in the logs again and noticed that the HTTP error coming back is a 404.7 : Not Found The request filtering module is configured to deny the file extension. I looked in Handler Mappings and there are handlers for *.axd and they appear to be enabled and allowable. This is making me angry.