17 Mar 2012

Easy Sync for IIS7 - No Web Farm required

In a previous post I detailed procedure for installing the Microsoft Web Farm Framework to facilitate IIS load balancing and replicated content sync for Server 2008 EC2 instances in AWS, a system that in theory sounds ideal but in practice isn't that reliable (or even possible) if you have existing live sites, however there is a much simpler and cleaner way to achieve IIS replicated goodness using a bit of the old and a bit of the new. I use Robocopy for content sync combined with IIS7 shared config (for shared config), here's how......