Error on running the xWebAdministration example for creating a new website

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  • #41339
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    Hadrean Ocampo
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    Hi I don't know why but when I used the example included in the xWebAdministration module, there seems to be an error. The goal is to setup a website in IIS and install certification. Here's the configuration script:

    configuration Website_Setup
    {
    param
    (
    # Target nodes to apply the configuration
    [string[]]$NodeName = 'localhost',

    # Name of the website to create
    [Parameter(Mandatory)]
    [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
    [String]$WebSiteName,

    # Source Path for Website content
    [Parameter(Mandatory)]
    [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
    [String]$SourcePath,

    # Destination path for Website content
    [Parameter(Mandatory)]
    [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
    [String]$DestinationPath
    )

    # Import the module that defines custom resources
    Import-DscResource -Module xWebAdministration

    Node localhost
    {
    # Install the IIS role
    WindowsFeature IIS
    {
    Ensure = "Present"
    Name = "Web-Server"
    }

    # Install the ASP .NET 4.5 role
    WindowsFeature AspNet45
    {
    Ensure = "Present"
    Name = "Web-Asp-Net45"
    }

    # Stop the default website
    xWebsite DefaultSite
    {
    Ensure = "Present"
    Name = "Default Web Site"
    State = "Stopped"
    PhysicalPath = "C:\inetpub\wwwroot"
    DependsOn = "[WindowsFeature]IIS"
    }

    # Copy the website content
    File WebContent
    {
    Ensure = "Present"
    SourcePath = $SourcePath
    DestinationPath = $DestinationPath
    Recurse = $true
    Type = "Directory"
    DependsOn = "[WindowsFeature]AspNet45"
    }

    # Create the new Website
    xWebsite NewWebsite
    {
    Ensure = "Present"
    Name = $WebSiteName
    State = "Started"
    PhysicalPath = $DestinationPath
    DependsOn = "[File]WebContent"
    ApplicationPool = 'AppPool'
    BindingInfo = @(
    MSFT_xWebBindingInformation
    {
    Protocol = 'HTTP'
    Port = '80'
    IPAddress = '*'
    HostName = 'testing.test.com.dk'

    };

    #Create certification. To be tested later on.

    MSFT_xWebBindingInformation
    {
    Protocol = 'HTTPS'
    Port = '443'
    CertificateThumbprint = '5438DC0CB31B1C91B8945C7D91B3338F9C08BEFA'
    CertificateStoreName = 'WebHosting'
    IPAddress = '*'
    })
    }
    }
    }

    Website_Setup

    Start-DscConfiguration -Force -Wait -Verbose -Path .\Website_Setup

    When I run the script above, here's what I input:

    WebsiteName: Example_Website_v1
    SourcePath: C:\inetpub\wwwroot
    DestinationPath: C:\inetpub\wwwroot

    And it will encounter an error like this:

    PowerShell DSC resource MSFT_xWebsite failed to execute Set-TargetResource functionality with error message:
    Failure to successfully create the website "Example_Website_V1".The object identifier does not represent a valid
    object. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x800710D8)
    + CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ProviderOperationExecutionFailure
    + PSComputerName : localhost

    The SendConfigurationApply function did not succeed.
    + CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (root/Microsoft/...gurationManager:String) [], CimException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : MI RESULT 1
    + PSComputerName : localhost

  • #41346
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    Arie H
    Participant

    Hi,

    Couple of assumptions:
    – I'm assuming you have the xWebAdministration module on the computer your running this script on. Based on the fact your using localhost, I assume your creating the mof file on the same server you want it applied to.

    – I'm assuming you installed WMF 5.0 RTM at least on the server you want this applied on.

    – I'm assuming you are running the ISE shell with administrative permissions

    Things to check:
    – Your using SourcePath in a wrong way. SourcePath in this sample means where are the web site files that I want to copy FROM the source
    to a TargetPath. Theres no real sense in have SourcePath and DestinationPath be the same.

    – Remove the #Create Certification... commen from within the xWebSite

    – Try removing the HostName or leaving it blank in the HTTP binding

    Off Topic:
    The reason the script has the xWebSite DefaultSite section is to stop the default web site out of security concerns.
    You should probably not use c:\inetpub\wwwroot either.

    • #41352
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      Hadrean Ocampo
      Participant

      Hi Arie, Thanks for your prompt reply. Where should I place the certification script? Is the certification script right (the goal is installing a certification)?

      • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Profile photo of Hadrean Ocampo Hadrean Ocampo. Reason: clarification
  • #41374
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    Arie H
    Participant

    Hi,

    Suggest reading Justins' blog about certificates and how to use them with DSC.
    He is a frequent visitor to these forums so I'm sure he will pitch in about it.

    Theres also a xCertificate DSC resource you could use, but I haven't had previous experience with it, so cant comment.

    • This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Profile photo of Arie H Arie H.

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