Windows Server 2003 provides us several ways to manipulate IIS, the first being GUI based. This, while useful, becomes cumbersome if you are administering more than a few sites. The second option is to do things programmatically, either utilizing the build in scripts, or writing your own. TLA reader Gerald Bunch has written an excellent how to on creating IIS Application Pools with VBS.
To do this, one must get their hands dirty. No fears, however, notepad and VB script have caused many a headache, but never a fatality. First, the script
If we take a look at IIS Manager after the script is run we should see the new Application Pool.
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