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Configuring Shared Configuration (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

The Shared Configuration feature enables you to do the following actions:

  • Configure the Web server to use configuration files and encryption keys from a central location.

  • Export the configuration files and encryption keys from your Web server to a central location that can be shared with other servers or used to store a backup copy of configuration files and encryption keys.

This is useful when you have a Web farm and want each Web server in the farm to use the same configuration files and encryption keys.

For information about the levels at which you can perform these procedures, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required for these procedures, see Shared Configuration Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

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