In the course of working with IIS configuration, you will need to perform a variety of management tasks in addition to editing the configuration itself. Notably, you will need to back up and restore configuration, in order to revert from unintended changes or recover from corrupted configuration files. This is especially critical because the ease of editing IIS XML configuration files also makes it easy to make undesired changes.
In fact, when working with IIS configuration, you should always insure that you make a backup that can be used to go back to the state before the changes. Luckily, IIS makes it very easy to do this.
In this section, we will review the management tasks around backing up and restoring IIS configuration. ...