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Using the IIS namespace, one can query the IIS Apppool settings, using:

$pools = get-wmiobject -namespace "root/microsoftiisv2" -query 'select * from IIsApplicationPoolSetting'

However, this only returns information about the existing application pools.

How can one query the current application pool defaults, the same that are retrieved from Application Pools > Set Application Pool Defaults. These values are different from the Default Application Pool (DefaultAppPool)

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The following should get you started:

import-module webadministration
Get-WebConfiguration /system.applicationHost/applicationPools/applicationPoolDefaults
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