So, I copied the contents of our website to the test server, changed the connection strings to point to the new server, and loaded the page.
When clicking on any links, I get a 404 error.
After some investigation, I learned that the issue was with IIS. Our website uses PrettyURLs. So if you want the trauma section you would go to www.wvstecs/trauma
The problem is that going to that location was generating a 404, not found error.
The reason is that you have to configure IIS to handle this type of request. There are two steps.
- Make sure that you have configured Umbraco to do the pretty URLs by modifying the umbracoUseDirectoryUrls to true in web.cofig
- Make sure you have added the aspnet_isapi.dll handler to your website (Inetmgr - Home Directory tab, Configuration)
More informaton can be found here.http://our.umbraco.org/wiki/install-and-setup/setting-up-umbraco-for-friendly-urls