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vbs script to change just the IIS home directory

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i have many sites that i need to change JUST the home directory on. can anyone help me?
examlpe the site home directory is pointed at f:\test\www and i need them to point to f:\NEW\www
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adsutil.vbs set /w3svc/1/root/path f:\NEW\www

works but for only 1 site how do i do all running sites. i am not sure if thats an option
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Unsure if this is much help. Best to confirm you are running IIS6.

I looked at this with interest as I never have tried to interact with IIS settings with a script.

From what research I have done, the property accessible via ADSI and WMI is AppRoot.

Unfortunately Microsoft have published "Because this property is internally configured by IIS, you should consider it to be read-only. Do not configure this property."

Additional advice of
"Use the application management methods of the IIsWebVirtualDir and IIsWebDirectory objects."

From looking at these classes, there does not appear to be a method to change the AppRoot property.

By the looks of it MS has engineered these objects it appears that deletion and recreation of the object with the new path is required.

May be possible to do this with the .NET Framework through Powershell. I am not sure how IIS 6 works with its metabase. I remember a binary, but was of the impression there was a way to get an xml file. Perhaps this could be parsed with a script or text editor (find/replace).
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