Add Users to IIS using PSDSC

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  • #50978

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    Im using PSDSC to build webservers, part of this build installs msdeploy and creates a local user. I need PSDSC to add this local user to the IIS Manager Permissions within IIS.

    Just can't find a way to do this. Any ideas?



  • #50984

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    Unfortunately, that functionality hasn't been added to a PowerShell cmdlet, which means it isn't easily doable in DSC. You'd need to code up the necessary command, and then create your own resource around it.

  • #50987

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    In general, when you need certain action done that isn't found natively in the DSC resources, try finding
    a way to do that action in normal powershell and then try using the built-in Script DSC resource for this.

    Based on my search, this is something you can do:

    [Microsoft.Web.Management.Server.ManagementAuthentication]::CreateUser("MyUser", "ThePassword")
    [Microsoft.Web.Management.Server.ManagementAuthorization]::Grant("MyUser", "Default Web Site", $FALSE)

    so try doing that inside a Script resource

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