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I'm trying to automate IIS 5.1 AdminScripts from my local VB program.

Posted on 2006-03-20
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
What I did try but not success:
Dim x&
x = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "open", App.Path & "\stopweb.vbs -a //", 0, 0, vbNormal) is my computers IP and it's name is Palvelin.

Does anyone have better parameters on this command line?

Question by:Matti
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Chris Dent earned 1000 total points
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You're not passing the right parameters into the Stop Script. What exactly are you trying to achieve?

If it's the Default Website you want to stop then the syntax is:

StopWeb.vbs -c palvelin -a 1

(Palvelin can be the IP Address, just don't include the //).

For note...

StopWeb.vbs has an optional Argument of "-c <Computer>", and a mandatory Argument of "-a <SiteID>" which is the ID of the Site you actually want to stop.

If you want to Stop all the sites on the Server then it is possible to loop through all the Website instances under the W3SVC Node in the Metabase but this isn't something StopWeb achieves.

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This worked, thanks for the syntax
x = ShellExecute(Me.hwnd, "open", App.Path + "\StopWeb.vbs", "-c matti -a 1", 0, vbNormal)

I have a VB IIS application which has some problems but when site is restarted the app goes up again. So I needed to scheduled stop/restart automated just for a moment .


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by:Chris Dent
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Glad I could help :)


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