Manage IIS configuration on Windows targets

Your nodes need applications and services to perform their intended functionality. Not all nodes need all software, and different types of nodes require different software configurations. Puppet Enterprise (PE) help you deploy relevant software and configurations to your nodes by grouping related nodes and allowing you to specify relevant software and configurations for each node group.

Here we demonstrate how to distribute IIS services to a node group by installing the iis module, creating a node group for the IIS nodes, creating profiles to specify IIS and webserver configurations, bundling the profiles into a role, and assigning the role to the node group. Once this is done, PE distributes the role to the individual nodes and ensures the individual nodes have the IIS service and the desired configurations.