Angular 2 site not running on Windows Server 2016

Hello,

I'm following along in this video tutorial in order to learn how to deploy our Angular 2 site to a Windows Server 2016 machine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUYCDnqR8p0

Everything the video suggests works. I've got IISNode, Node Express, and the starter Angular 2 application all working.

Now I want to deploy my much more complex Angular 2 application. It was originally designed to run on Linux so I'm not sure what to tweak to get it to run on Windows Server 2016. I'm told I can just take the contents of dist and plop into into the website folder on Windows Server 2016. That's what I did.

When I browse to it on the server, however, I get this:

nodejstest stack trace.png

The stack trace tells me it got to server.js, so that's a good sign. Where things seem to be fouling up is when it looks for module.js. I did a search on the server for module.js and couldn't find it. The stack trace ends with a failure to find the module 'compression'. <-- I'm not sure what this is.

Here is my web.config:

<configuration>
<system.webServer>

<!-- indicates that the server.js file is a node.js application to be handled by the iisnode module -->
<handlers>
<add name="iisnode" path="server/server.js" verb="*" modules="iisnode" />
</handlers>

<rewrite>
<rules>
<rule name="sendToNode">
<match url="/*" />
<action type="Rewrite" url="server/server.js" />
</rule>
</rules>
</rewrite>

</system.webServer>
</configuration>

Can someone please help me troubleshoot this?

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