Restore IIS

Posted on 2005-04-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I need to restore IIS to a machine that was rebuilt.  It was having a lot of problems, so the OS got wiped and reinstalled.  It has the same OS and computer name.  I have the metabase backup, but it's causing all kinds of problems (the admin service will run, but nothing else will, and I can't view it in the inetmgr mmc).  How do I restore it from a metabase backup?
Question by:mnashadka
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    I get an invalid signature error from syniwam.vbs and adsutil.vbs.
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    According to Microsoft, you can't:
    ". . . if you lose your entire server and end up reinstalling the operating system, you'll be unable to recover your IIS configuration from this backup";en-us;300672
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    I saw that one, but there's always a hack.  I'm just looking for what it is.
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    mnashadka, as humeniuk has advised you can't do this unless you still have an operating copy of the original system (whether it's the original server or a replica restored completely from a backup it doesn't matter).  
    There's not much you can do with a dead IIS 4.0 or 5.0 system apart from start building your structure again from scratch.. if you still have the content you're halfway there.
    If you can get a server up and running from backups, then you can look at migration tools, but other than that.. nothing.
    (I know, I'm linking Dave again...) Dave - who, believe me, you can trust on this - has an explanation of "why" here: http:/Q_21037342.html#11442954
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    I appreciate you guys trying.  Obviously I've restored this quite some time ago.

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    You can copy the meta files by creating a backup and then password protecting it.

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