Application.Create Method1

Creates a Web application.


var app = webAdmin.Get("Application").Create(  


Name Description
ApplicationPath A required string value that contains the virtual path for the new application. The path cannot be changed after the application is created.
PhysicalPath An optional string value that contains the physical path for the application's root virtual directory.
SiteName A required string value that contains the name of the Web site on which the application will be created.

Return Value

This method does not return a value.


If the PhysicalPath parameter contains a nonexistent directory, the Create method will not automatically create the directory specified by PhysicalPath.

Create replaces previous methods of creating IIS applications. To create an application in IIS 6.0, you first created a new virtual directory by calling SpawnInstance_ on IIsWebVirtualDir and then called the IIsWebVirtualDir.AppCreate2, IIsWebVirtualDir.AppCreate, or IIsWebVirtualDir.AppCreate3 method.


You cannot use Application.SpawnInstance_ and Application.Put_ to create a new application. A new application must have at least an application path and site name, and you can specify these only through the Create method's ApplicationPath and SiteName parameters.


The following example creates a new Web application.


Because the Create method is static, it must be called on the application class.

' Connect to the WMI WebAdministration namespace.  
Set oWebAdmin = GetObject("winmgmts:root\WebAdministration")  
' Define the Path, SiteName, and PhysicalPath parameters.  
strAppPath = "/NewApp"  
strSiteName = "Default Web Site"  
strPhysPath = "D:\inetpub\NewApp"  
' Create the new application.  
oWebAdmin.Get("Application").Create strAppPath, strSiteName, strPhysPath  


Type Description
Client - IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista
- IIS 7.5 on Windows 7
- IIS 8.0 on Windows 8
- IIS 10.0 on Windows 10
Server - IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008
- IIS 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 R2
- IIS 8.0 on Windows Server 2012
- IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012 R2
- IIS 10.0 on Windows Server 2016
Product - IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, IIS 8.0, IIS 8.5, IIS 10.0
MOF file WebAdministration.mof

See Also

Application Class