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Web Server (IIS) Administration Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1

Updated: February 20, 2014

Applies To: Windows 8.1, Windows PowerShell 4.0, Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows PowerShell® is a task-based command-line shell and scripting language designed especially for system administration. This reference topic for the information technology (IT) professional provides assistance in utilizing the Windows PowerShell cmdlets to script and automate tasks.

Web Server (IIS) Administration Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell

The Web Server Administration module (WebAdministration) for Windows PowerShell includes the Internet Information Services (IIS) cmdlets that let you manage the configuration and run-time data of IIS. It implements a namespace hierarchy containing Application Pools, Web sites, Web applications and virtual directories.

The IIS module implements one virtual drive named IIS. The root virtual folders are AppPools and Sites. Within the AppPools folder, run-time data, such as the currently running worker processes, application domains, and requests can be found. The Sites folder contains Web site folders, as well as applications and virtual directories.

IIS cmdlets

This section lists the cmdlets in the IIS module for Windows PowerShell.

To use the Windows PowerShell cmdlets for IIS, you must be a member of the IIS Administrators or Administrators group, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

 

Cmdlet Description

Add-WebConfiguration

Adds a collection element to an IIS configuration collection.

Add-WebConfigurationLock

Locks an IIS configuration section or element.

Add-WebConfigurationProperty

Adds a property to an IIS configuration section.

Backup-WebConfiguration

Creates a backup of an IIS configuration.

Clear-WebCentralCertProvider

Removes all settings for the central certificate provider.

Clear-WebConfiguration

Removes configuration settings from the configuration location specified.

Clear-WebRequestTracingSetting

Clears the Request Tracing configuration from the specified website.

Clear-WebRequestTracingSettings

Clears the Request Tracing configuration from the specified website.

ConvertTo-WebApplication

Converts an IIS virtual directory to an IIS Web application.

Disable-WebCentralCertProvider

Takes the central certificate provider offline.

Disable-WebGlobalModule

Disables the specified IIS module.

Disable-WebRequestTracing

Disables Request Tracing for the site specified.

Enable-WebCentralCertProvider

Enables the specified central certificate provider.

Enable-WebGlobalModule

Enables the specified IIS module.

Enable-WebRequestTracing

Enables Request Tracing for the site specified.

Get-WebAppDomain

Gets the application domains in which the specified IIS worker process is running.

Get-WebApplication

Gets the Web applications associated with a specific site or with the name specified.

Get-WebAppPoolState

Gets the run-time state of an IIS application pool.

Get-WebBinding

Gets the bindings on the specified IIS site.

Get-WebCentralCertProvider

Retrieves the configuration settings of the central certificate provider.

Get-WebConfigFile

Gets the file system path of the Web.config file.

Get-WebConfiguration

Gets an IIS configuration element at the specified path.

Get-WebConfigurationBackup

Gets a list of available IIS configuration backups.

Get-WebConfigurationLocation

Gets the location of a specified configuration setting.

Get-WebConfigurationLock

Gets the lock status of the specified IIS configuration location.

Get-WebConfigurationProperty

Gets an IIS configuration property at the specified path.

Get-WebFilePath

Gets the physical path to the location of the specified IIS module.

Get-WebGlobalModule

Gets the global modules configured in IIS.

Get-WebHandler

Gets IIS Request Handlers.

Get-WebItemState

Gets the run-time state of a site or an application pool.

Get-WebManagedModule

Gets the managed modules that are configured for a particular application.

Get-WebRequest

Gets the IIS requests that are currently being executed.

Get-Website

Gets configuration information for an IIS Web site.

Get-WebsiteState

Gets the state of an IIS Web site.

Get-WebURL

Gets information about the URL associated with the specified Web site.

Get-WebVirtualDirectory

Gets the list of virtual directories on the specified site.

New-WebApplication

Creates a new IIS Web application.

New-WebAppPool

Creates a new IIS application pool.

New-WebBinding

Adds a new Web site binding to an existing Web site.

New-WebFtpSite

Create a new FTP 7 Site

New-WebGlobalModule

Creates a new IIS module.

New-WebHandler

Creates a new IIS Request Handler configuration entry.

New-WebManagedModule

Adds a new managed module to the IIS request pipeline.

New-Website

Creates a new IIS Web site.

New-WebVirtualDirectory

Creates a new IIS virtual directory.

Remove-WebApplication

Removes an IIS Web application.

Remove-WebAppPool

Removes an IIS application pool.

Remove-WebBinding

Removes a binding from an IIS Web site.

Remove-WebConfigurationBackup

Removes an existing IIS configuration backup.

Remove-WebConfigurationLocation

Removes an IIS configuration location.

Remove-WebConfigurationLock

Removes a lock on configuration settings.

Remove-WebConfigurationProperty

Removes an IIS configuration property.

Remove-WebGlobalModule

Removes an IIS module.

Remove-WebHandler

Removes and IIS Request Handler.

Remove-WebManagedModule

Removes an IIS managed module.

Remove-Website

Removes an IIS Web site.

Remove-WebVirtualDirectory

Removes an IIS virtual directory.

Rename-WebConfigurationLocation

Renames a configuration location.

Restart-WebAppPool

Recycles an application pool.

Restart-WebItem

Restarts an application pool or a Web site.

Restore-WebConfiguration

Restores an IIS configuration backup.

Select-WebConfiguration

Returns Web configuration objects.

Set-WebBinding

Changes a property of an IIS site binding.

Set-WebCentralCertProvider

Sets the configuration settings for the central certificate provider.

Set-WebCentralCertProviderCredential

Sets the user-account credentials for the central certificate provider.

Set-WebConfiguration

Sets the value of an IIS configuration element.

Set-WebConfigurationProperty

Changes the value of an IIS configuration property.

Set-WebGlobalModule

Sets configuration settings for an IIS module.

Set-WebHandler

Configures an IIS request handler.

Set-WebManagedModule

Configures an IIS managed module.

Start-WebAppPool

Starts an application pool.

Start-WebCommitDelay

Instructs the IIS configuration system to delay the commitment of changes.

Start-WebItem

Starts an application pool or a site.

Start-Website

Starts an IIS Web site.

Stop-WebAppPool

Stops an application pool.

Stop-WebCommitDelay

Instructs the IIS configuration system to resume the commitment of changes.

Stop-WebItem

Stops an application pool or a site.

Stop-Website

Stops an IIS Web site.

noteNote
To list all the cmdlets that are available, use the Get-Command *-Web* cmdlet.

For more information about, or for the syntax of, any of the cmdlets, use the Get-Help <cmdlet name> cmdlet, where <cmdlet name> is the name of the cmdlet that you want to research. For more detailed information, you can run any of the following cmdlets:

Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Detailed
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Examples
Get-Help <cmdlet name> -Full

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