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IIS 6.0 F1: Save Configuration to a File

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

With Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0, you can import and export the configuration of your FTP sites, Web application pools, and Web sites. When you save a configuration to a file, you export all metabase property configurations for the currently selected FTP site(s), Web application pool(s), or Web site(s) to a metabase XML configuration file. After you have exported the configuration file, you can then import that file to a different location on the same Web server or to a different Web server. Exporting and importing sites and application pools as configuration files allows administrators to quickly migrate sites and application pools between servers. This feature also allows administrators to export Web applications when the developer has stored the application in a configuration file.

Exporting a configuration file in IIS Manager is called Save Configuration to a File. Use this dialog box to store the exported configuration as a metabase XML configuration file. After you have exported the configuration file, you can then import that file into a different location on the same Web server or to a different Web server.

File name

Type a name for the configuration file.

Path

Type the full path where you would like to store the configuration file.

Browse

Click to locate a directory where you would like to store the configuration file.

Encrypt configuration using password

Select to secure the configuration file with an encrypted password.

Password

Type the password.

Confirm password

Type the password again to confirm.

Related Topics

To learn more about metabase configurations files, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

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