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I would like to move an existing iis website to another location/folder on the same server.  Does anyone know how this would be possible using a script?
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Script to modify the physical path of the root application:

' Connect to the WMI WebAdministration namespace.
Set oWebAdmin = GetObject("winmgmts:root\WebAdministration")
' Get the root virtual directory for the default Web site.
Set oVDir = oWebAdmin.Get(_
"VirtualDirectory.SiteName='Default Web Site',ApplicationPath='/',Path='/'")

' Set the physical path for the default Web site.
oVDir.PhysicalPath = "C:\MyContent"
oVDir.Put_

 Enumerating virtual directories , the root virtual directory's path of an application is "/".

' Connect to the WMI WebAdministration namespace.
Set oWebAdmin = GetObject("winmgmts:root\WebAdministration")

' Use InstancesOf to retrieve the VirtualDirectories, you can also retrieve applications by using InstancesOf("Application").
Set oDirs = oWebAdmin.InstancesOf("VirtualDirectory")

' Iterate through the VirtualDirectories.
For Each oDir In oDirs
WScript.Echo "  Web site/Application: " & oDir.SiteName & oDir.ApplicationPath  
Wscript.Echo "  virtual directroy:    " & oDir.Path
Wscript.Echo "  physical path:        " & oDir.PhysicalPath
WScript.Echo
Next

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You can use this by the following code in C#

Be sure to add System.DirectoryServices to your references.
DirectoryEntry w3svc = new DirectoryEntry(String.Format("IIS://{0}/W3SVC/{1}", Environment.MachineName, "ID of the site"));
            w3svc.Properties["ServerComment"].Value = website.Site;
            w3svc.CommitChanges();
            DirectoryEntry directory = new DirectoryEntry(String.Format("IIS://{0}/W3SVC/{1}/Root", Environment.MachineName, "ID of the site"));
            directory.Properties["Path"][0] = "C:\websitelocation";
            directory.CommitChanges();

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"website.Site" is the name of your website, you can edit this aswell
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by:Defianse
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I know I only asked for help with scripting but the C# code is a huge and welcome bonus!
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