Move Windows Server 2008 Inetpub directory from default to another drive letter E:\

Dear Experts-Exchange,

I am trying to move C:\Inetpub directory from default directory to a different partition drive D:\, setting the permissions, change all the IIS settings to point to the new directory.  I found online this batch file:  (see below):

I would like to know what do I need to change in the batch file to make sure :


Do I need to change this line:

reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WAS\Parameters /v ConfigIsolationPath /t REG_SZ /d %MOVETO%inetpub\temp\appPools /f

 to be

reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WAS\Parameters /v ConfigIsolationPath /t REG_SZ /d %MOVETO%inetpub\temp\appPools /e     <-- E  drive (?)

echo MOVEIISROOT.BAT F  

to be

echo MOVEIISROOT.BAT E   <-- E:\Drive

REM PLEASE BE AWARE: SERVICING (I.E. HOTFIXES AND SERVICE PACKS) WILL STILL REPLACE FILES
REM IN THE ORIGINAL DIRECTORIES. THE LIKELIHOOD THAT FILES IN THE INETPUB DIRECTORIES HAVE
REM TO BE REPLACED BY SERVICING IS LOW BUT FOR THIS REASON DELETING THE ORIGINAL DIRECTORIES
REM IS NOT POSSIBLE.
@echo off
IF "%1" == "" goto err
setlocal
set MOVETO=%1:\
REM simple error handling if drive does not exist or argument is wrong
IF NOT EXIST %MOVETO% goto err
REM Backup IIS config before we start changing config to point to the new path
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd add backup beforeRootMove
REM Stop all IIS services
iisreset /stop
REM Copy all content
REM /O – copy ACLs
REM /E – copy sub directories including empty ones
REM /I – assume destination is a directory
REM /Q – quiet
REM echo on, because user will be prompted if content already exists.
echo on
xcopy %systemdrive%\inetpub %MOVETO%inetpub /O /E /I /Q
@echo off
REM Move AppPool isolation directory
reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WAS\Parameters /v ConfigIsolationPath /t REG_SZ /d %MOVETO%inetpub\temp\appPools /f
REM Move logfile directories
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:system.applicationHost/sites -siteDefaults.traceFailedRequestsLogging.directory:"%MOVETO%inetpub\logs\FailedReqLogFiles"
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:system.applicationHost/sites -siteDefaults.logfile.directory:"%MOVETO%inetpub\logs\logfiles"
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:system.applicationHost/log -centralBinaryLogFile.directory:"%MOVETO%inetpub\logs\logfiles"
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:system.applicationHost/log -centralW3CLogFile.directory:"%MOVETO%inetpub\logs\logfiles"
REM Move config history location, temporary files, the path for the Default Web Site and the custom error locations
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:system.applicationhost/configHistory -path:%MOVETO%inetpub\history
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:system.webServer/asp -cache.disktemplateCacheDirectory:"%MOVETO%inetpub\temp\ASP Compiled Templates"
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:system.webServer/httpCompression -directory:"%MOVETO%inetpub\temp\IIS Temporary Compressed Files"
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set vdir "Default Web Site/" -physicalPath:%MOVETO%inetpub\wwwroot
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='401'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='403'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='404'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='405'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='406'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='412'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='500'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='501'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:httpErrors /[statusCode='502'].prefixLanguageFilePath:%MOVETO%inetpub\custerr
REM Make sure Service Pack and Hotfix Installers know where the IIS root directories are
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\inetstp /v PathWWWRoot /t REG_SZ /d %mOVETO%\inetpub\wwwroot /f
reg add HKLM\Software\Microsoft\inetstp /v PathFTPRoot /t REG_SZ /d %MOVETO%\inetpub\ftproot /f
REM Do the same for x64 directories
if not "%ProgramFiles(x86)%" == "" reg add HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\inetstp /v PathWWWRoot /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d %MOVETO%inetpub\wwwroot /f
if not "%ProgramFiles(x86)%" == "" reg add HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\inetstp /v PathFTPRoot /t REG_EXPAND_SZ /d %MOVETO%inetpub\ftproot /f
REM Restart all IIS services
iisreset /start
echo.
echo.
echo ===============================================================================
echo Moved IIS7 root directory from %systemdrive%\ to %MOVETO%.
echo.
echo Please verify if the move worked. If so you can delete the %systemdrive%\inetpub directory.
echo If something went wrong you can restore the old settings via
echo     "APPCMD restore backup beforeRootMove"
echo and
echo     "REG delete HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\WAS\Parameters\ConfigIsolationPath"
echo You also have to reset the PathWWWRoot and PathFTPRoot registry values
echo in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\InetStp.
echo ===============================================================================
echo.
echo.
endlocal
goto success
REM error message if no argument or drive does not exist
:err
echo.
echo New root drive letter required.
echo Here an example how to move the IIS root to the F:\ drive:
echo.
echo MOVEIISROOT.BAT F
echo.
echo.
:success


Your help is very much appreciative.  Thanks.
slb2008Asked:
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Hi slb2008,

echo is just a post to the screen for you to see.

Based on the script all you need to provide is a command line argument and wait.

1. open CMD
2. browse to the directory where moveiisroot.bat exists.
3. type MOVEIISROOT.BAT F  
       F is the drive you want to change hte letter to.  This could be E, G etc...

Cheers,
Hades666  
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slb2008Author Commented:
One more thing before I do the process of the moveIISRoot.Bat E.  Do I need to stop IIS7 services?
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Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
The script does it for ya :)

REM Stop all IIS services
iisreset /stop

and starts them backup

REM Restart all IIS services
iisreset /start

Hades666
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slb2008Author Commented:
I can see the script  does it .That's right.  I'll be right back.  I am going to start the process of moveIISbatch file.
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slb2008Author Commented:
the batch file "moveIISRoot.Bat" file worked like a charm.  I have E:\Inetpub\wwwroot .
Thanks so much, hades666.  You will get the 500 points.
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slb2008Author Commented:
moveIISRoot.bat is a great script batch file .
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