Sorry about the weird topic title, I was trying my best to sum it all up in one sentence. Alright so I have a successful installation of Windows Server 2012 R2 with Microsoft IIS installed. I have configured one website "Test Site". I have also enabled/installed the web deploy tool for IIS. The steps I then followed were to right click on the site I want to deploy to, hover deploy and choose to Configure Web Deploy Publishing. In the resultant dialog I have the following information filled in:
Publish URL: https://WIN-MGQ8FQSB86P:8172/msdeploy.axd
I then clicked Setup. I get a successful confirmation message and take the new file created over to my dev box. On my dev box, inside Visual Studio 2013, I right click my project and choose Publish. In the resulting dialog I choose to import my Publish Profile. After I locate the file it pre-fills the information for me except for the password. I put in the password and choose to Validate Connection. These are the results of that test:
Web deployment task failed. (Connected to the remote computer ("win-mgq8fqsb86p") using the Web Management Service, but could not authorize. Make sure that you are using the correct user name and password, that the site you are connecting to exists, and that the credentials represent a user who has permissions to access the site. Learn more at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=221672#ERROR_USER_UNAUTHORIZED.)
Of course I've gone to that link and tried just about everything. I guess on an interesting note, if I remove the 's' from https in the Publish URL it times out but doesn't necessarily fail. Or at least not for the same reason. Any help you can give is much appreciated. I've been trying to get this to work for a few days and I'm out of things to try.