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In our transitory migration situation, I have the need to run APPCMD from a Windows Server 2003 machine, but of course targeting an IIS7 instance on a remote Windows Server 2008.

Is it possible?

(I am NOT trying to run IIS7 on Windows Server 2003)


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appcmd doesn't have a way to remotely control any machine (even between 2 W2k8 machines) so the answer to your question is no.

Just out of curiosity I tried copying appcmd.exe from a W2k8 box to a W2k3 box, and I get an error that the executable "is not a valid Win32 application".

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I solved it with PsExec on the Windows Server 2003 machine.

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You can try running this command on the prompt:

c:\windows\system32\cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\iisapp.vbs
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