IIS 6 Metabase replication

Hey EE,

I have a 2 node NLB setup with FRS and IIS.

I have all the website files replicating correctly, but how do I replicate the metabase?

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brwwigginsIT ManagerCommented:
I'd be interested to find out too. I know there are some 3rd party tools that say they can do it http://www.repliweb.com/html/products/r1.html and there is a Microsoft article talking about scripting some IIS commands (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/msit/deploy/mscomserverconfig_note.mspx) but there has to be an easier way I would think
Goosey1313Author Commented:
I was hoping to just use the "Enable Metabase Edit" checkbox in IIS and use File Replication Services to copy the metabase.xml file to the other machine. That way using IIS manager, whenever it saves to the metabase.xml file FRS will auto update the other machine.

But I am sure this will cause a bunch of unknowns to occur.
From the command line try running iiscnfg.vbs.

The /copy parameter allows you to copy the metabase from one machine to another.....  :-)

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Goosey1313Author Commented:
Sorry, I should have made my question more specific.

I need to AUTOMATE the process of replicating the metabase between 2 nodes in an NLB cluster.

Write a cmd file that calls iiscnfg.vbs withthe proper command line flagsand schedule it to run at a specified time via Scheduled Tasks.

That or plunk down the cash for Application Center 2000....  :-)

Dave Dietz

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Goosey1313Author Commented:
That solution does not fix the problem, as any change to node 1's metabase would have to wait for the scheduled time to be replicated to other nodes. Kinda defeats the purpose of having a fail-over scanario if node 2 doesnt have the same thing node 1 had, I guess M$ never thought of this scanario, or maybe its just me :)

Where as something like FRS notices any change and replicates rite away. I was hoping to just replicate this file, but it store all other information that should not be replicated.

Thanks for the help and I will look into Application Center.
Goosey1313Author Commented:
I split the points becuase I didnt get a "solution" to my problem, I got suggestions that I was already aware of but I appreciate the help and time from you both.

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