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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Modify the IIS Metabase Directly

If you need to modify the Internet Information Services (IIS) metabase, you can do so directly in the Metabase.xml file by using a text editor. Before you can modify the Metabase .xml file, you must enable the edit-while-running feature of the metabase by using IIS Manager. Once you have made your changes and saved the Metabase.xml file, disable the edit-while-running feature of the metabase. To implement changes to some metabase properties, you might need to restart the server.

Requirements

  • Credentials: Membership in the Administrators group on the local computer.

  • Tools: Iis.msc.

Recommendation

As a security best practice, log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use ...

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