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I'm hoping this isn't too stupid, but I'm trying to set up a basic Web Application in Server 2010 and want to crib settings from another environment to make sure I'm configuring everything correctly. (I'm setting up a basic application for use by a TFS installation.) However, for the life of me, I can't figure out how to view the settings that were used to create the application (service account, database, etc.)

I'm in the admin console, with the application selected, and I can now manage all sorts of things, but all I want is to see the creation parameters.

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$wa = Get-SPWebApplication http://WebApp

That should hopefully get you started. You can do $wa | gm to see other values you can pick out.

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You can try SharePoint Manager 2010. You can view all the information about the web application, site Collection, etc based on that Tool. Download the SharePoint Manager 2010 from here,

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Thanks. Looks interesting, but I'm reluctant to run new code on a box which is being set up for production. – Ickster Sep 26 '12 at 14:11

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