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Shared Configuration

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: February 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



Use the Shared Configuration feature page to share IIS configuration files and encryption keys between one or more IIS servers. You can also use this page to remove a computer from a group that was set up to share configuration settings.

Related scenarios

  1. Build a Web Farm with IIS Servers

In this document

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

 

Element Name Description

Enable shared configuration

Configures IIS to use shared configuration files.

noteNote
You must exit and restart IIS Manager after enabling or disabling this option.

Physical path

Describes the location from which to read configuration files and encryption keys. This can be a network path or a folder on the local computer.

User name

Specifies the user name IIS should use to access the location for configuration file storage.

Password

Specifies the password needed to authenticate the user name that IIS uses to access the location for configuration file storage.

Confirm password

Specifies that the user must retype the password.

 

Element Name Description

Apply

Saves the changes that you have made on the feature page.

Cancel

Cancels the changes that you have made on the feature page.

Export Configuration

Opens the Export Configuration dialog box to export IIS configuration files and encryption keys between one or more IIS servers.

Use the Export Configuration dialog box to export IIS configuration files and encryption keys to a specific location.

 

Element Name Description

Physical path

Describes the location to export configuration files and encryption keys. This can be a network path or a folder on the local computer.

Connect As

Enables access to the Set Credentials dialog box.

By default, you access the Physical path using whatever user account you are currently logged in with. To connect using a different user account, use the Set Credentials dialog box.

Encryption keys password

Specifies the password to encrypt the encryption keys.

Confirm password

Specifies that the user must retype the password.

Use the Set Credentials dialog box to connect to a physical path using a user account different from the user account that you are currently logged in with.

 

Element Name Description

User name

Specifies the user name for the user account you want to use to access a physical path for shared configuration.

Password

Specifies the password needed to authenticate the User name.

Confirm password

Specifies that the user must retype the password.

Use the Encryption Keys Password dialog box to enter the password for the encryption keys archive.

 

Element Name Description

Enter encryption key password

Specifies the password needed for IIS to decrypt the encrypted encryption keys. This password is set when you use IIS Manager to export configuration files.

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