When running PAS Discovery scans for IIS Pools, they are not found or not getting added to PAS. Errors in the discovery report (or pop-up message) will have a line that looks like this:ERROR - Error occurred when discovering IIS app pools from <hostname>: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Web.Administration, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. Cause:
1. The following ports are not opened on the IIS Server:
a. Port 135 (TCP) inbound direction: RPC Endpoint Mapper
b. Port 139 (TCP) File and printer sharing (NB-Session-In) inbound communication if the operating system is Windows Server 2016.
b. Dynamic RPC port for process DllHost.exeSolution
2. IIS Management Tools are not installed on the Cloud ConnectorsSolution:
1. In addition to opening TCP ports 135 (and 139 for Win2016 Servers), please use the following steps to open a firewall rule for Dynamic RPC port:
- Start a new inbound rule
- Select "custom" as a Rule type
- Provide program name "%systemroot%\system32\dllhost.exe"
- Protocol TCP, Local port "RPC Dynamic Ports" , Remote ports "All Ports"
- Action : allow connection
- Profile : Domain
*Please note that the above rules are also needed when adding an IIS application pool manually as well (not just when discovering them)*
2. The following instructions can be used to install IIS on a Windows 2012 server (Cloud Connector)https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/iis/get-started/whats-new-in-iis-8/installing-iis-8-on-windows-server-2012
Then try again to run the discovery job and it should now pick up the IIS pools.