The Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows® servers are the most popular platform for operating ASP.NET websites, web services, and web applications, thus providing the basis for application servers, such as Microsoft SharePoint or Microsoft Exchange (Outlook Web Access). With its IIS feature, Docusnap makes it possible to inventory essential information from the Internet Information Services and store it as structured data in the Configuration Management Database.
The inventory process for the IIS exclusively uses standard interfaces and standard protocols. This enables Docusnap to find the necessary data and information without installing any agents. In terms of technology, Docusnap uses WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) to retrieve the basic IIS information. By using administrative shares for access, detailed information on the configuration of the respective websites, web services, and web applications can subsequently be acquired.
The areas scanned by Docusnap when inventorying the Internet Information Services include the following:
For a detailed list of all retrieved values, see the linked PDF file or the sample documentations.
Inventorying the IIS information in Docusnap is wizard-driven. Moreover, Docusnap provides the option to create a scheduled task which is sent to the Docusnap Server for execution at a later time. This means that Docusnap is able to perform the inventory process in a fully automated manner and at user-defined times.