I find the appcmd CLI inscrutable, and so will often do more esoteric operations once locally in the server-manager, then look at the various changes to the config files that happen so I can perform them by hand or script.
I could swear I've seen a screenshot of someone generating the appcmd invocations based on an already-created-and-configured site from IIS Server Manager.
Is that possible (and if so, how??), or was I dreaming? I've googled for things like "iis7 generate appcmd" to no avail so far.