IIS Operations by Using PowerShell

We can automate the creation, modification, and deletion of websites in IIS using PowerShell scripts. I want to share some useful scripts to help you save time.

Loading the Web Administration Module

The first step is to load in the PowerShell module for IIS

Import-Module webadministration


Creating a New File or Folder

New-Item is a quick and easy way to create a new file or folder on your computer. As an example, suppose you want to create a new directory named Windows PowerShell within the C:\Scripts folder. To do that call New-Item along with:

1) the full path to the new folder; and,

2) the new item type (which you can specify using the -type parameter and the value directory).

The command in question will look like this for the directory:

New-Item C:\SWTestAcademy -type directory


The command in question will look like this for file:

New-Item c:\SWTestAcademy\onur_test.txt -type file


Creating Web-Sites

New-Item is also used to create new Web-Sites within the IIS PowerShell, you can see Default Web Site below.


Powershell Command:  

New-Item iis:\Sites\SWTestAcademySite -bindings @{protocol="http";bindingInformation=":80:SWTestAcademySite"} -physicalPath c:\SWTestAcademy

When you create a Web-Site need some additional parameters like the file system path and network bindings are needed to create a Web-Site.



Creating Web Applications

New-Item 'IIS:\Sites\SWTestAcademySite\SWTestApp' -physicalPath c:\SWTestAcademy -type Application

Specifying the -type parameter you tells the create an application



List Sites

You can get a list of websites running on the server by using the Get-Website cmdlet or by running Get-ChildItem


This is another way to list them


Deleting Sites

Here is how you delete the site using Powershell.

 Remove-Item IIS:\Sites\SWTestAcademySite



Onur Yazir

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