Toolcore – Publishing allows you to trigger a publish on a given Sitecore instance. The service and executable will also give feedback as to the progress of the publishing operation.


Toolcore – Publishing (direct download)

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Copy the files inside the Service folder into your website. You can move the .asmx file to a location of your choice if you don’t want it in the root.


Note: If you changed the default location of the .asmx web service then you’ll need to update the following setting in the Publishing.exe.config file.

<setting name="ServiceFolder" serializeAs="String">
    <value />

The following parameters can be passed to the Update.exe:

Short Name Long Name Required Default Description
s sourceDatabaseName Y The database to be published from
t targetDatabaseNames ALL A list of target databases to be published to
l languageNames ALL A list of languages to be published
r rootItem /sitecore Where to start the publish
d deep Publish children of the root item
p publishMode Smart Smart or Full
u sitecoreUrl Y The URL of the Sitecore instance to run the installation on
o timeout 2 minutes Maximum amount of time in milliseconds to wait on a request to the service
m maxRetries 10 Maximum number of retries if the process fails due to a time out

Example command line execution of a package installation.

Update.exe -s "master" -u "http://mySitecoreSite/"
Update.exe -s "master" -u "http://mySitecoreSite/" -t "web web2" -l "en de-DE fr-FR"

As the publish is running you will get a real time progress report until completion.