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

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Metabase Import and Export

The metabase import and export feature enables administrators to create an export file, named MetaBase.xml by default, which contains specifically selected elements of a metabase configuration file. This export file can later be imported into the metabase configuration file of the same computer, or to another computer running Windows Server 2003.

Additionally, you can use the metabase export feature to create a metabase template, which can be used to configure multiple computers with the same IIS configuration settings, excluding machine-specific and system-specific information. For more information about metabase templates, see "Restoring a Section of the Metabase" in this chapter.

Metabase export does not replace the ...

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