Script IIS7 & 7.5

Hi,

I have the following code:

@echo off 
setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion 

REM Get parameters from user if they're not specified 
if [%1]==[] set /P directory="Enter name of directory/site: " 
if [%2]==[] set /P sitenum="Enter site number: " 

mkdir C:\websites\%directory%

REM Create site in IIS 
%systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd add site /name:"%directory%" /id:%sitenum% /physicalPath:"C:\websites\%directory%" /bindings:http/*:80:www.%directory%.%computername%.net 

REM Attempt to migrate config to IIS7 stylee 
%SystemRoot%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd migrate config "%directory%/" 

REM Start new site 
%SystemRoot%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd start site "%directory%" 

echo site "%directory%" now running at http://www.%directory%.%computername%.net:80 

REM interactive mode 
if [%1]==[] (if [%2]==[] ( 
	pause 
	exit 
))

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Problem I face:

It does not create the folder directory
I want the site ID to be added automatically rather than a user entering the ID
I also get an error:
Enter name of directory/site: test10
Enter site number: 23
SITE object "test10" added
APP object "test10/" added
VDIR object "test10/" added
Successfully migrated section "system.web/httpModules".
Successfully migrated section "system.web/httpHandlers".
ERROR ( message:The W3SVC service is not available - try starting the service first. )
site "ari10" now running at http://www.test10.SERVER1.net:80
Press any key to continue . . .

Any help will be appreciated. Trying to get this process automated.

Regards,

introlux
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arnoldCommented:
First, the site number is a unique identifier.  Your script lacks testing to make sure a site number a user might enter is not already in use.
Similarly for any input you request.

Is IIS running?
W3svc refers to the IIS not running when you are trying to start a site.
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introluxAuthor Commented:
So there is no way to automate the site number apart from having a check that the ID number is in use?
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arnoldCommented:
If you do not specify the ID, the system will randomly assign one.
Any scripting should use testing and validation to avoid data corruption.

vbscript/powershell might be a more robust than the batch file using appcmd.

If I am not mistaken, vbscript and possible powershell, have methods/tie into such that you can configure/manage/ the IIS parameters.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee790599.aspx

Instead of prompting for information, you could use a CSV/excel spreadsheet/database from which your script will read data, and then add/activate, deactivate, delete sites.
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arnoldCommented:
It seems you are in need of further assistance.
If you would provide detail.........
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introluxAuthor Commented:
Basically looking to generate a script that we would possibly run  to create the following:

Create folder
Create sites and set correct binding
Create Application Pool
Set Application Pool .NET version (If possible)
Start web site

Let me know if possible.

Regards,

introlux
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arnoldCommented:
It is possible, using vbscript, powershell or c# might be a better approach as they have hooks to interact and verify response as compared to using batch processing when you have to call different commands to do the different things.
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introluxAuthor Commented:
Powershell script
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arnoldCommented:
There are many examples of scripts that perform these tasks.  You would need to combine the various available scripts into a single one that does what you need.
i.e script that creates folders and sets appropriate permissions
script that ..........
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introluxAuthor Commented:
thanks
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