Microsoft IIS team released the new Microsoft Web Deployment Tool, which provides deployment and migration support for Internet Information Services versions 6.0 and 7.0. This tool incorporates many features that enable web server administrators to deploy, sync and migrate sites, including configuration, content, SSL certificates and other types of data associated with a Web server.
The goal of Microsoft Web Deployment Tool is to help you keep servers in sync, to make deployment easier and also to help with migrating to new versions of IIS. You could use a sync on two machines in a web farm, for example. Or maybe you need to move to a new server of the same version, you can use this tool.
This tool can be used on Windows Server 2008 and Internet Information Services 7.0 as well as Windows Server 2003 and Internet Information Services 6.0.
Learn more about it from the walkthroughs.
Please note that this is a Technical Preview release of the tool and should not be used on production servers. As with any pre-release tools or software, you should always backup your system before using it.Read the full article