Automating IIS Web tasks using AppCmd command

Requirement: You need to automate the management like create, start, stop, etc., of IIS Resources including Web Site, App, AppPool, etc. Solution: Microsoft provides a command line tool named Appcmd.exe which ships/installs along with IIS.  It’s usually located at C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe path. Automation Examples: Create an APPPOOL, with specified name, .Net Framework version, Managed pipeline mode, etc., C:\>C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe ADD APPPOOL /name:TestAppPool /managedRuntimeVersion:v4.0 /managedPipelineMode:”Integrated” APPPOOL object “TestAppPool” added C:\> Stop an APPPOOL PS C:\> C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe STOP APPPOOL TestAppPool “TestAppPool” successfully stopped PS C:\> Start an APPPOOL PS C:\> C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\appcmd.exe START APPPOOL TestAppPool “TestAppPool” successfully started. PS C:\> Create a web Application under […]