A quick blog post as I’ve been troubleshooting an issue with gallery publishing, and there wasn’t a lot of information available out there. My problem was that I would run through the wizard to deploy a preconfigured web application through the gallery which would work fine, but publishing would eventually fail. I had to break out some network traces to figure out what was going on in the end (along with the information in this page in the documentation)
So, what happens when you choose to deploy a new website using the gallery feature?
Once you’ve made the request, the first thing that happens is that an empty website is created. This is a call from the tenant API to the websites management server. As part of this process, a new directory is created on the file server for the content. If you’ve got your permissions wrong in any way…
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