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Module that will manage IIS for windows server 2008 and above. It will help maintain application pools, sites and virtual applications

Abel Paz



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Version information

  • 0.0.6 (latest)
  • 0.0.5
  • 0.0.4
  • 0.0.3
  • 0.0.2 (deleted)
  • 0.0.1 (deleted)
released May 2nd 2014

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apaz/iis — version 0.0.6 May 2nd 2014


Module for puppet that can be used to create sites, application pools and virtual applications with IIS 7 and above.

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This module is only available to Windows Server 2008 and above due to using the WebAdministration module that ships with PowerShell. To use the module, use git clone to a directory in your modules folder on your puppetmaster. Then create a module manifest for the site you wish to maintain configuration for. Then you need to include this new module manifest in your nodes.pp file as follows:

node 'nodename' {
    include 'mywebsite'

Please note, that you need to implement the iis class in your module as in the example below


  class mywebsite {
    iis::manage_app_pool {'my_application_pool':
      enable_32_bit           => true,
      managed_runtime_version => 'v4.0',

    iis::manage_site {'':
      site_path     => 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite',
      port          => '80',
      ip_address    => '*',
      host_header   => '',
      app_pool      => 'my_application_pool'

    iis::manage_virtual_application {'application1':
      site_name   => '',
      site_path   => 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot\application1',
      app_pool    => 'my_application_pool'
    iis::manage_virtual_application {'application2':
      site_name   => '',
      site_path   => 'C:\inetpub\wwwroot\application2',
      app_pool    => 'my_application_pool'

This will result in an IIS Directory setup as follows:

The module knows that if requesting a virtual application, then it will have to create a site and application pool in the correct order so that it can build the correct model. Further usage would be to include the values as specified in the iis class above from hiera configuration.

Additional Bindings

A default binding is setup using the values passed to the manage_site resource. Additional bindings can be added to a site using the manage_binding resource.

-- iis::manage_binding { '': site_name => '', protocol => 'http', port => '8080', }

Host header and ip address can also be supplied.

-- iis::manage_binding { '': site_name => '', protocol => 'http', port => '8080', ip_address => '', host_header => '', }