Lab 8: PowerShell WebAdministration Module


Prerequisites

Setup

  • Install and Configure CSharpGuitarBugs on an IIS server as described in Lab 1

Lab

Review the features available in the PowerShell WebAdmnistration module

1.  Open PowerShell as an Administrator

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2.  Execute: Get-ExecutionPolicy

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3.  Execute: Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

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4.  Execute: import-module WebAdministration

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5.  Execute: cd IIS:

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6.  Execute: cd AppPools -> dir

a. Execute: Stop-WebAppPool -name "CSharpGuitarBugs" -> dir, notice that the State of the application pool shows as stopped. You can also see the same in IIS.

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b. Execute: Start-WebAppPool -name "CSharpGuitarBugs" -> dir, which starts the application pool again.

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7.  Execute: cd CSharpGuitarBugs -> dir, then access the CSharpGuitarBugs website and click the View By Manufacturer link. While the request is running, execute: Get-WebRequest

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8.  Change directory to the WorkerProcess directory and enter dir, what can you learn from the results presented?

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9.  Navigate back up to the root directory and enter dir -> cd Sites -> dir and review the information provided, where can you find the same in the IIS management console? Can you find the same in the IIS configuration file? TIP: in the applicationHost.config file?

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10. Navigate back to the root directory and execute: Stop-Website –name “CSharpGuitarBugs”

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11. Restart the website by executing: Start-Website –name “CSharpGuitarBugs”

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12. Execute: Get-Command –pssnapin WebAdministration or for a specific cmdlet execute: get-help <CmdLetName> for a list of all available methods.

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