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Deleted IIS-need to copy install from load-balanced 2003 app server

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I accidentally removed IIS 6.0 from my 2003 app server.  oops.  it is a load-balanced server with the other server having the exact same IIS websites, etc.  i need it back ASAP.  can i re-install IIS and export settings, websites, etc from my other server after loading IIS back on the server and make it like it was?  is this possible?
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Yes use appcmd command line tool

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fantastic.  man am i happy to hear that.  this is a network that exists purely for this website - long story i won't bother with.  i have turned the one that no longer has IIS on it, as the site is load-balanced and the website works once i turned off the one i accidentally removed IIS from.

i am not experienced in using that command tool.  could you possibly explain the switches and concerns required to put it back as it was/mirror the config on the working one?
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I would use msdepoly. It is a tool from Microsoft to migrate/copy sites/config from one IIS server to another.

http://www.iis.net/download/webdeploy
and here is a blog post explain how to do it for iis6 to iis6 should be just what you need.
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rakkimk/archive/2010/03/02/msdeploy-can-i-use-it-to-migrate-my-iis6-to-another-iis6-oh-yes.aspx
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Also consider the old IIS6 migration Tool

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=1792

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also appcmd as mentioned above is IIS7 only AFAIK

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these were great responses, although the appcmd exe is for IIS 7, and as i stated i have Win 2003/IIS 6.

the migration and webdeploy are correct and would have worked - wish i saw them before i worked the issue.  i ended up saving the web sites directory in IIS Manager to file (Web Sites - r-click - All Tasks - Save Configuration to a File) and then "Web Sites - New - Web Site (from file)" on the new server.  this worked for me, although the 2 responses i chose as solutions would have worked as well.  thank you.