Figure 7: Using the AppCmd Utility Within PowerShell to List the Available Backups Backup-WebConfiguration. With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. The Add Roles and Features Wizard will start with a Before You Begin page. Unlike AppCmd, Get-WebConfigurationBackup returns the folder names with a timestamp specifying when the folders were created, as Figure 8 shows. A restart is especially important when you remove roles, role services, or features. This command gives you a neat table with the name, display name and install state, all properties you might need in a basic scenario. In redirection, the destination page is relative to the requested one.
Feature Dependencies The following table shows which role services and features must be installed for the role service or features in the table row to be installed. Figure 4, How to install remote management on server core Once installed, you receive confirmation and the status of the installation, Figure 5. Note To connect to the virtual hard disk, the virtual machine must be turned off and disconnected. Note It is recommended that you do a restart if you are prompted to do so, unless you have other activities that you want to do before the restart takes place. An administrator can enable the logging of additional custom fields from request or response headers, or from server variables.
Figure 5: Requesting the Default Page Content for Demo App That's one way to make sure that your website and web applications work. Set the Data value of EnableRemoteManagement to 1, as seen in Figure 6. The wizard takes care of the rest, including creating a shortcut for it on the Start menu. As the Help information notes, you can add the -detailed flag to get even more information on input parameters and some examples. Next, you need to run two commands in the PowerShell console. Click Add Required Role Services to close the dialog box and return to the Select Server Roles page. But there's an easier, quicker and repeatable way if you're willing to dive into the command line or create and run a small Powershell script.
The Add Roles and Features wizard will start with a Before You Begin page. Note, however, that you can expand the lower-level entries under a node even when the node is grayed out. When you are ready to start the installation process on the Confirmation page, click Install. Luckily it's easy to figure out what's available and what's installed and what's not. I realize I could easily go into Control Panel and enable the service there however it seems more efficient to just run a script to do this. This is useful when your site is under construction or the domain name has changed.
To view all the websites on the server, you need to use the Get-ChildItem cmdlet. Add roles and features wizard Meet the commandlets Sometimes you may want to automate this with Powershell locally, or remotely for multiple machines. And a lot of times the people who set up the system are long gone. On the Features page, select any features that you would like to install, and then click Next. It's as easy as creating a small PowerShell script file and letting her rip. Note For a list of the server roles that are available, and which roles are installed by default, see below.
If you are administering a Web Server those two distribution tools will be critical and it'll be a worthwhile. Figure 5 shows the results of a command requesting the content of the default page for the web application Demo App created previously. After pressing the enter key, you are shown the status, as in Figure 2. CommitChanges Automating Web Deployments Before going through the trouble of writing web deployment scripts from scratch, you should take a look at. A few examples of configuration cmdlets include Add-WebConfiguration, Add-WebConfigurationProperty, Get-WebConfiguration, SetWebConfiguration, and Restart-WebItem. Figure 2: Listing the Containers Using the Get-ChildItem Command Low-level configuration cmdlets.
Fortunately, the same command can be extended to add the features you need. Specialized cmdlets such as New-Item, Set-ItemProperty, and Get-WebFilePath are used to work with each namespace's configuration properties. You may not need the management tools on the destination server if you plan to manage the role remotely. If there are a large number of configured sites 100 or greater, by default , the service will not activate any of the sites when the service is started. The two procedures are provided below. You must be running a Windows PowerShell session as an administrator to run the cmdlet.
This simplifies the re-running of my configuration script, but doesn't always provide the level of granularity that I need. Leave Include management tools if applicable selected to select the install management tools associated with the server role. These two procedures involve different steps. You can close the wizard without interrupting running tasks. You may not need the management tools on the destination server if you plan to manage the role remotely.
The Web server has a modular design that enables you to customize a server by adding or removing modules to meet your specific needs. On the Features page, click Next. One commenter at least provided a link to WebDeploy. Finally if you want to get rid of any role or feature use the Uninstall-WindowsFeature command. You can view task progress or open the page again by clicking Notifications in the notification area, and then clicking Task Details. The Add Roles and Features Wizard and Remove Roles and Features Wizard of Server Manager take care of dependencies by prompting you to add dependencies when adding a role service or feature, or to remove dependencies when removing a role service or feature.