Web deployment task failed

I ran into another issue when publishing my Asp.net web app to a new server.

I would get the following message:

Web deployment task failed. (Could not connect to the remote computer (“<mywebsite>”). On the remote computer, make sure that Web Deploy is installed and that the required process (“Web Management Service”) is started.  Learn more at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=221672#ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE.)

I found this site from Microsoft that help me get to the problem:


My issue was simple, after the reboot, Web Deploy didn’t start back.

I went in to IIS Manager → Management → Management Service:


Top right, it will show the alerts:


Click start.

Test it again, it should work if you have everything in this window set up correctly.

I also added some security here to my specific ip address, something you might want to consider once you are publishing, but that’s for another day.



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