One of the first comments we received after we kicked off this blog was:

  1. What are the top 10 scripts we use
  2. What problems do they solve
  3. What technology did we use to create them
  4. Could we show you some examples.

Wow…what a timely and great question, and what a great way for us to show you some of our WORLD CLASS OPS LOVE! Now we know you are all itching for that instant gratification that you can sometimes get via blogs. Visions of “How to create a new AppPool with Adsutil.vbs


adsutil.vbs CREATE W3SVC/AppPools/<apppool_name> “IIsApplicationPool” –s:<server_name>

 

or how to use the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit script IISCertDeploy.vbs to import and bind an existing SSL certificate to the IIS Web Site

 

c:\scripts\IISCertDeploy.vbs -c WebServerCert.pfx -p CertPassword -q ON

 

 

BUT…at the risk of sounding like an advertisement for TechNet Magazine, we have just finished submitting an article to that very publication that goes into great detail on this subject.

It will cover how we use scripts to synchronize configurations and manage all the servers that

run www.microsoft.com. The latest word we have gotten is that it is scheduled for release November/December 2005.

 

This article covers:

  • Configuration scripts
  • Build scripts
  • Adsutil.vbs
  • IISCertDeploy.vbs
  • URLScan
  • Replicating content form a “golden” source to the rest of the web farm
  • Using IISCNFG.vbs to synch the IIS metabase
  • Management of web sites with Adsutil.vbs including:
    • starting, stopping, pausing, resuming a Web service locally and remotely
    • remotely recycling an apppool 

There will also include a link to download to our most used scripts with a bonus section that includes awesome information on LogParser the Swiss Army Knife of data mining. Now we know that you hate to wait, but we think it will be worth your while. We give you a heads up as the publication date nears so stay tuned!!