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  1. Bug: Add-WebConfigurationProperty does not correctly add collections

    This is also detailed in the following Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/PowerShell/comments/57bxzd/powershell_and_iis_setting_webdav_rules/

    Summary: Add-WebConfigurationProperty does not correctly add collections

    Component: Powershell IIS Module, specifically Add-WebConfigurationProperty

    Version: Powershell 5 (PSVersion 5.0.10586.117, BuildVersion 10.0.10586.117)

    OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter (OS Version: 6.3.9600 N/A Build 9600)

    Description: When adding a configuration property that includes a collection, it does not add the element with the collection defined.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1. Install IIS role with WebDAV support
    2. Create directory for testing on disk (e.g. c:\TestShare)
    3. Create virtual directory pointing to folder under Default Web Site in IIS with same name (e.g. TestShare
    4.…

    8 votes
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    • Get-IISAppPool Doesn't Use Latest Information

      I believe I found a bug in the Get-IISAppPool PowerShell cmdlet.

      Create a script with the following:
      * Check if an application pool exists using:
      Get-IISAppPool -Name "Something"
      Where "Something" indicates an application pool name.
      * If the application pool exists, display some text.
      * Otherwise, create the application pool.

      1) Open a PowerShell window (as administrator) and run the script.
      2) The application pool does not exist and is created (correct).
      3) Do not close the window and run the script again.
      4) The script again indicates that the application pool does not exist and tries to create it…

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      • Web Deploy Snap-In Bug Report

        First of all, the Web Deploy 3.0 PowerShell SnapIn is really good. it takes away the complexity of the msdeploy.exe tool and can be implemented in a PowerShell Tool very well. But i came across two Bugs which have to be fixed to make this tool really GREAT. First and most of all, the Sync-WDSite cmdlet accepts Publishsettings, either as -sourcesettings or -destinationsettings. But if the Publishsettingsfile is not on the Desktop, and doesn't have this name: Microsoft.Web.Deployment.PowerShell.PublishSettings, the cmdlet throws an error. so i had to workaround this issue by simply copying and renaming the correct publishsettingsfile to the…

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        • PHP 7 - php_mysql.dll error

          When you install PHP 7 with the Web Platform installer; by default the installation flags errors in the C:\Windows\Temp\PHP70_error.log saying php_mysql.dll does not exist

          In IIS this PHP extension is enabled by default even though it was depreciated in version 5 and fully removed in PHP 7

          By default php_mysql.dll needs to be commented out or removed altogether from the extensions list and the error goes away

          2 votes
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          • Make propeties name case-insensitive for creating app pools. (IIS, WebAdministration module)

            PowerShell is case insensitive language and so are the modules like WebAdministration expected to be.
            # Does not work
            PS IIS:\AppPools> Set-ItemProperty .\DefaultAppPool -Name Enable32BitAppOnWin64 -Value $true

            # Works
            PS IIS:\AppPools> Set-ItemProperty .\DefaultAppPool -Name enable32BitAppOnWin64 -Value $true

            Difference is only in capital and small letter 'e' in property name. Moreover, the first command doesn't even throw any error.

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            • PHP Windows Event Viewer Support (syslog)

              PHP supports a command called syslog which writes to the Windows Event Viewer on Windows machines.

              Can you support the following:

              -Allow selecting the special value syslog in the php configuration manager
              -When enabled (or upon install of PHP x.x.x version) auto-create the needed registry entry to make this work:
              [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\eventlog\Application\PHP-x.x.x]
              "TypesSupported"=dword:00000007
              "EventMessageFile"="%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\PHP\PHPvxx\phpx.dll"

              Adjust the event log permissions accordingly

              extract current permissions on command line using: wevtutil gl application >temp.txt
              edit line "channelAccess", e.g: channelAccess: O:BAG:[...]
              Remove any brackets staring with (D;; and containing any of your SIDs
              add the following at the end of the channelAccess line (A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-17)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-32-568)(A;;0x3;;;S-1-5-20)

              grant…

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              • PHP 5.6.24 Adjust recommendation

                Once PHP 5.6.24 is installed via the Web Platform Installer, when you go to PHP Manager within the web server and change the config error_log to the special value "syslog"....the recommendation screen pops up saying The PHP directive "error_log" is using a non-existent directory.

                Can you account for the special value syslog?

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                • Let's encrypt integration

                  It would be great to integrate the ACME protocol in IIS. One of the reasons SSL isn't widely used is because it is complex and costly to set up.

                  What I would really like to see is in the "edit bindings" window, when choosing a certificate, an option to choose instead Let's Encrypt / ACME. IIS would automatically request the certificate through the ACME protocol and would automatically renew the certificate.

                  Obviously this would also be available through powershell (although keep in mind that primary users are likely to be unsophisticated GUI users, not sophisticated teams who run multiple instance…

                  20 votes
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                  • Provide support for SHA256 Self Signed Certificates

                    Currently, creating Self Signed Certificates in IIS only allows you to create SHA1 algorithm Self Signed Certificates. However, SHA1 is being deprecated in favor of SHA256, therefore, IIS Manager should support creating SHA256 Self Signed Certificates instead (or prompt as to whether you wish to create an SHA1 or SHA256 Self Signed Certificate)

                    12 votes
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                    • Add native support for processing X-Forwarded-For headers

                      Right now, the only supported way to do this is with the ARR Helper which is a module hosted on a blog site that periodically goes down. With the importance of load balancing and SSL termination in today's modern infrastructure, this should be in the core product.

                      7 votes
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                      • Integrate ARR Helper in IIS

                        AAR Helper functionality should be built-in into IIS.

                        15 votes
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