If you enjoyed (or still enjoying?) creating your Web Clients manually like I described in one of my previous posts How to: Set Up Multiple Web Server Instances for the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web Client – Part 1, so I believe it is time to automate this process a little bit.

To achieve that, I wrote a small PowerShell script. The script is self-explanatory 😉

Feel free to use it, or better enhance it 🙂

#Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

mkdir ‘C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyWebClient’
mkdir ‘C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\90\Web Client\MyWebClient\WebClient\Resources\ExtractedResources’
cmd /c icacls ‘C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\90\Web Client\MyWebClient\WebClient\Resources\ExtractedResources’ /grant ‘IIS_IUSRS:(OI)(CI)(RX,W)’
copy ‘C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\\DynamicsNAV90\web.config’ ‘C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyWebClient\web.config’
Invoke-Expression -Command ‘cmd /c mklink /d “C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyWebClient\WebClient” “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\90\Web Client”‘

Import-Module WebAdministration
New-WebVirtualDirectory -Site ‘Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Web Client’ -Name ‘MyWebClient’ -PhysicalPath ‘C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\MyWebClient’
ConvertTo-WebApplication -PSPath ‘IIS:\Sites\Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Web Client\MyWebClient\WebClient’ -ApplicationPool ‘Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Web Client Application Pool’
New-Item ‘IIS:\Sites\Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Web Client\MyWebClient\WebClient\Resources\ExtractedResources’ -type VirtualDirectory -physicalPath ‘C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Microsoft Dynamics NAV\90\Web Client\MyWebClient\WebClient\Resources\ExtractedResources’

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