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December 12, 2016 at 5:20 pm

trying to create a new virtual directory under dsc. I can get the share using windows explorer and from the GUI of IIS.

here is what I have for the new virtual directory
Name = 'archive'
PhysicalPath = '\\\Q$\Lesso\Archive'
Ensure = 'Present'
the errors :
Cannot find path 'IIS:\Sites\\archive' because it does not exist.
+ CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (IIS:\Sites\\archive:) [], CimException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : PathNotFound,Microsoft.PowerShell.Commands.SetItemPropertyCommand
+ PSComputerName : APP1

The PowerShell DSC resource 123_cVirtualDirectory threw one or more non-terminating errors while running the Set-TargetResource
functionality. These errors are logged to the ETW channel called Microsoft-Windows-DSC/Operational. Refer to this channel for more details.
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [], CimException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : NonTerminatingErrorFromProvider
+ PSComputerName : APP1

December 12, 2016 at 6:53 pm

I'm not certain the WebSite resource is presently geared to accept UNCs. Look at its code (, it's attempting to use the IIS: drive created by the WebAdministration module:

                Set-ItemProperty -Path "IIS:\Sites\$Name" `
                                 -Name physicalPath `
                                 -Value $PhysicalPath `
                                 -ErrorAction Stop

to set the physical path. Try manually running that yourself in a normal PowerShell console, using your correct values, and see what you get.