Is there a way to have a Web Farm that serves two different application versions using IIS 7


Is there a way to have a Web Farm that serves two different application versions using IIS 7



I have an ASP.NET application. I want to be able to invsibly rollout new versions to our customers (all users logon). I want an "old" site and a "new" site.

The user has one url. Once they are authenticated, they are sent either to the "old" or the "new" site depending on their database version.

Is this possible with IIS 7? How best to do it?

Thanks




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