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Deploy CMS 7.1 to production environment



We are about to upgrade from CMS 7 to CMS 7.1. In the installation instructions for CMS 7.1 it says "it is recommended that the update is first done in a test environment, and then deployed to production environment using normal deployment procedures".

I´m comparing our CMS 7 installation with a test installation of CMS 7.1 and the only differences I can see is updated versions of dll:s in the modulesbin folder. Is that the only changes that needs to be deployed for CMS 7.1?

Updated dll:s:

  • EPiServer.CMS.Shell.UI.dll (1.0.431.0 ->
  • EPiServer.Packaging.dll (1.0.1092.0 ->
  • EPiServer.Packaging.UI.dll (1.0.1092.0 ->
  • EPiServer.Shell.UI.dll (1.0.456.0 ->
  • NuGet.Core.dll (2.0.0 ->2.5.0)

New dll:s that only exists in the CMS 7.1 installation:

  • EPiServer.CMS.AddOns.Blocks.dll (
  • EPiServer.CMS.Shell.UI.Sources.dll (
  • EPiServer.Packaging.Patch1.dll (


Oct 16, 2013 9:18

The majority of the files are located in the VPP, under "modules" and ""modulesrepository". These will need to get deployed as well. Take a look at this thread:


edit:incorrect url

Edited, Oct 16, 2013 9:47
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