Web Deploy getParameters Operation

Updated: March 12, 2009

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP


The getParameters operation displays package or archive parameters.


msdeploy -verb:getparameters -source:archiveDir=C:\WebArchive

getParameters displays the parameters that have been declared for a package or archive. The information is returned in XML format and shows the contents of the Parameters.xml file. You can define the parameters in the Parameters.xml file by using the -declareParam parameter when you create the package. When you use a parameterized package as a source in a sync operation, you can set the values for the declared parameters by using the -setParam parameter. getParameters can only be used when the source is a package or archive.

For more information about packages, see Web Deploy package Provider. For more information about the -declareParam and -setParam parameters, see Web Deploy Operation Settings.

Display the parameters in the Mediawiki.zip package file.

msdeploy -verb:getparameters -source:package=mediawiki.zip

Sample output


   <parameter name="Application Path" description="Full path of where you would like to install your application (for example, Default Web Site/mediawiki)" defaultValue="Default Web Site/mediawiki" tags="iisapp">

      <parameterEntry type="ProviderPath" scope="iisapp" match="mediawiki-1.14.0" />


   <parameter name="SetAcl1" description="Automatically sets write access for the application" defaultValue="{Application Path}/config" tags="Hidden">

      <parameterEntry type="ProviderPath" scope="setAcl" match="mediawiki-1.14.0/config" />



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