Transferring ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight applications between machines

Blog Post created by geonetadmin on May 1, 2013
Having trouble copying an ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight application from one machine to another? I would like to share with you how to transfer ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight applications between machines.

Silverlight Viewer applications are not recognized by the Application Builder Home page if the applications are copied from another machine. To transfer ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight applications from one machine (Computer A) to another (Computer B), follow the steps below.

  1. On Computer B, download the ArcGIS Viewer for Silverlight application. Refer to the Help documents below for the system requirements and installation guide:
  2. On Computer A , create a backup copy of the Builder and Apps folder. The default location for these folders is C:\inetpub\wwwroot.
  3. On Computer A, open the Apps folder and copy the application to migrate (see the folder, "test", in our example below).
  4. On Computer B , place the copy of the application, "test", in the Apps folder. The default location for this folder is C:\inetpub\wwwroot.
  5. On Computer B, create a dummy application in the Application Builder and name it "test1" as in our example below.
  6. Deploy and save the application.

7. On Computer B, navigate to C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Builder\App_Data and open sites.xml in Notepad.

8. Replace the tags that contain the dummy application name (e.g. test1) with the name of the old application (e.g. test) and save the file.

9. On Computer B, open Application Builder. The old application (e.g. test) is displayed in the Application Builder Home page.

10. On Computer B, delete the dummy application (e.g. test1) from the Apps folder.

Additional References

Quick Start guide to the ArcGIS Viewer for SilverlightPhoebe H. - Server Support Analyst