Configuring Managed Modules (IIS 7)
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
Modules process parts of a request to provide a desired service, such as authentication or compression. They operate much like the manner in which Internet Server API (ISAPI) filters work. Typically, modules do not generate responses to clients; instead, handlers perform this action because they are better suited for processing specific requests for specific resources. For more information about how to configure handlers, see Configuring Handler Mappings in IIS 7.
Managed modules can be configured separately for each site or application. They are loaded for processing only when this is required by that site or application.
For information about the levels at which you can perform these procedures, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform these procedures, see Managed Modules Feature Requirements (IIS 7).
ConceptsConfiguring Modules in IIS 7