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[Solved] Import all Websites and application pools by Exporting it from IIS7.5


As one of Web server’s c: drive was crashed and there was an urgent requirement of creating all websites one newly formatted C:\.



I have already configured DR for websites on remote location using MSDEPLY tool which synchronizes all the websites configuration and Contents.


Actions Taken:-

  1. Taken remote of DR web server.
  2. Exported all Application Pools from the Server with below command

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list apppool /config /xml > c:\apppools.xml

  1. Exported all Websites along with Applications ( Virtual Directories ) with below command

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd list site /config /xml > c:\sites.xml

  1. Copied both the files from DR webserver to newly formatted C: \
  2. Then Task is to import all application pools and Websites in IIS 7.5
  3. To do so first open INETMGR and delete all Applications and default Website from it ( as its newly formatted we don’t have any important website configured on it)
  4. First Import Application pools which can be done with below command on CMD

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd add apppool /in < c:\apppools.xml

  1. Then import all Websites along with Applications to do so use below command

%windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd add site /in < c:\sites.xml

  1. After all done , IISReset /stop and then IISReset /start


All done J , All websites along with its corresponding Application pools will be created and sites will be browsed.





Prashant Deshpande






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