Problem in Updating Recycle Setting for App Pools

I have created AppPool using template specified under this link below. All default values.

When I try to update Recycle settings of the AppPool as per project requirements, I get error as attached. I’m using the same format provided by the link

I tried using type casting - No Luck
Executing script locally in the machine - It WORKS

Any help appreciated, providing solution very much appreciated :slight_smile:

Thanks in advance

ErrorLog.txt (859 Bytes)

Hi @Dattha,

Thanks for reaching out. Could you please follow the below steps so we can help you with the troubleshooting?

  1. Create a separate Octopus Project. Add only 2 steps to this project: “IIS App Pool Create” & “Update Recycle Settings”. What we want here is to have a deployment that only has the two steps we want to troubleshoot.

  2. Add these 2 variables to your project

  3. Create a new release (so the new variables take effect) and deploy it. If you are having this problem in all your machines, just deploy to one of them to avoid extra noise in the log.

  4. Send us the raw log of that deployment

Best regards,

Hi Dalmiro,

Thanks for the quick response. On the process of debugging the problem using the steps provided by you, I attained the solution. This is what I did.

  1. I removed double quotes for the time which was suggested in Examole

Application pool periodic recycle time : “03:00:00”

A specific local time, in 24 hour format, when the application pool is recycled.

Example: “00:30:00” for half an hour past midnight.


Just used 03:00:00 instead of "03:00:00"
Because below error made me do it
Cannot convert value "“01:00:00"”

  1. Used explicit typecast in Custom step template of ‘IIS AppPool - Update Recycle Settings’ after importing from Library.
    -Added [TimeSpan] for the variable.
    $periodicRecycleTime = [TimeSpan]$OctopusParameters[“PeriodicRecycleTime”]

Works like a charm!

Really appreciate your constant support! Kudos.

Hi @Dattha - Glad to hear my queries led you to a good port :). That’s the best compliment someone from support can get!

Also thanks for the kudos