I believe stackexchange runs on IIS and windows server.
I understand windows server doesn't have anything similiar to chef/puppet, but it does have powershell and probably other things I am not aware of.
How much configuration management can be done on a windows server so I could fire up a ec2 instance and run scripts to get the server configurated.
Configured in terms of:
- IIS settings
- setup a asp.net application in IIS
- turn on/off services that I need/don't need
Note: this is a pure web server, so basically just need to setup a IIS website, turn of unwatned services, get the o/s up to date with patches etc.
(Other than configuring a front end web server and then creating a custom AMI)