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How to save a COMPLETE site and create it on another server

Posted By:      Posted Date: December 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I have a small site, but it has some custom web parts, with safe control listings in the web.confg and I need to save it as a whole (as a solution, or whatever), so I can move it from our test server to production, with all the web.config settings, and all the web parts on all the pages I've created.

I've tried saving as a template and including content, but that didn't work. Not only were the web parts not on the page, but the web.config didn't have all the safe control listings.

I don't know if this is even possible - - can anyone guide me in the correct direction on how to get this accomplished?

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