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IIS Metabase

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

The metabase is a repository for most Internet Information Services (IIS) configuration values. The metabase is a plaintext XML file and can be edited manually or programmatically. The metabase is also extensible in a highly efficient manner. As your IIS deployment grows, so does the metabase; however, by using an inheritance model, explicit declarations of duplicate values is avoided, reducing overhead when configuration values need to be read from the metabase.

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