Question:

I need to audit web servers in my domain, and would like to be able to connect to each server, and enumerate the virtual directories -- ultimately leading to a link to each web site hosted by the server. Can this code be modified to get that information?

Thanks.

Answer:

Yes, you can modify that code to get this information, but if you just want a list of virtual directories on a server, you don't need to write any script code to do it. At the end of this blog entry is one way, using a simple batch file, to get this information using ADSUTIL.VBS, a built-in script. Just make sure to provide the right filepath for CMD_ADSUTIL. And of course, the user running the script must have administrator privileges to enumerate the IIS metabase on all required servers.

This batch file accepts one optional input parameter.

  • If you provide no parameter, it will enumerate all vdirs and their respective physical paths of the local computer
  • If you provide a computer name, it will enumerate all vdirs of that computer
  • If you provide a filepath, it will treat each line of the file as a computer name and enumerate all its vdirs

Since I often see this feature requested, I decided to show one simple way to turn a script which takes a server name as input into one that loops through a list of server names stored in a text file, one server name on each line. This should hopefully be illustrative enough of the powerful combination of both VBScript/JScript and Batch script.

Sample usage:

C:\>enumvdirs -?
enumvdirs [servername | file-list]

Where:
    servername is the name of the server to query. DAVIDWANG by default
    file-list is filepath to text file containing list of servers, one per line

C:\>enumvdirs DAVIDWANG
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT = "c:\inetpub\wwwroot"
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT/IISHelp = "c:\windows\help\iishelp"
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Printers = "C:\WINDOWS\web\printers"
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Scripts = "C:\Inetpub\Scripts"

C:\>ECHO %COMPUTERNAME% > ListOfServers.txt

C:\>TYPE ListOfServers.txt
DAVIDWANG

C:\>enumvdirs ListOfServers.txt
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT = "c:\inetpub\wwwroot"
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT/IISHelp = "c:\windows\help\iishelp"
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Printers = "C:\WINDOWS\web\printers"
DAVIDWANG/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Scripts = "C:\Inetpub\Scripts"

Enjoy.

@IF NOT DEFINED _ECHO ECHO OFF
SETLOCAL
SET CMD_ADSUTIL=CSCRIPT.EXE //Nologo %SYSTEMDRIVE%\Inetpub\Adminscripts\ADSUTIL.VBS
SET PROPERTY_TO_FIND=Path

SET SERVERS="%1"
IF ?%1? EQU ?? SET SERVERS="%COMPUTERNAME%"
IF EXIST %SERVERS% SET SERVERS=%SERVERS:~1,-1%

SET NEED_HELP=%SERVERS:?=%
IF /I "%NEED_HELP%" NEQ "%SERVERS%" GOTO :Help

FOR /F %%A IN ( %SERVERS% ) DO (
    FOR /F "usebackq skip=1 tokens=*" %%I IN ( `%CMD_ADSUTIL% FIND %PROPERTY_TO_FIND% -s:%%A` ) DO (
        FOR /F "usebackq tokens=3,*" %%J IN ( `%CMD_ADSUTIL% GET %%I/%PROPERTY_TO_FIND% -s:%%A` ) DO (
            ECHO %%A/%%I = %%K
        )
    )
)

ENDLOCAL
GOTO :EOF



:Help
ECHO %0 [servername ^| file-list]
ECHO.
ECHO Where:
ECHO     servername is the name of the server to query. %COMPUTERNAME% by default
ECHO     file-list is filepath to text file containing list of servers, one per line

GOTO :EOF

//David