i have developed a c#/.NET web app using VS 2005 on my local machine. it works fine, and i have copied the files over to the web server (running ASP.NET 2), and it works great with JIT compiling on the server. before moving to production, i would like to compile to help performance.
the literal path of the application on the web server is
** univmain is a web folder (but not .NET application), search_app is a web sub-folder and .NET application
view from IIS manager is (websites)
/defaultweb /www / univmain /includes topnav.htm /search_app (application folder) default.master.aspx default.aspx
The master file contains old asp style "includes". because of our cms system, these cannot be updated.
build command used:
aspnet_compiler -v /univmain/search_app -p d:\www\univmain\search_app d:\searchfiles
during the build I get the following error which causes failure:
"/univmain/search_app/default.master(11): error ASPPARSE: Failed to map the path '/univmain/includes."
The default.master file includes the htm pages in the following way:
(I have also tried using #include file="", but get same error)
Based on another post, i have attempted to resolve this error by specifying the full IIS metabase path of the application in the aspnet_compiler command
This generates an error regarding the IIS application.
>aspnet_compiler -m /lm/w3svc/2/ROOT/univmain/search_app d:\searchfiles
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error ASPRUNTIME: '/lm/w3svc/2/ROOT/univmain/search_app' is not a valid IIS application.
QUESTION: can someone help me run the correct metabase command? i used /lm/w3svc/2 because i thought it represented the 2nd website under IIS. However, i also tried /lm/w3svc/1, which gave the same error.
or do you see another way to solve the original build error/ path problem?