IIS7 Backup Restore UI

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Works WithIIS 7
DocumentationIIS7 Backup Restore UI Documentation
Updated onJuly 27, 2009
Uploaded byrakkimk


This is a UI way for the below appcmd commands: appcmd add backup "backupname" appcmd restore backup "backupname"


Gives an UI for the Backup/Restore functionality. It would ONLY take backups if the configuration store is local (shared configuration is not supported as of now).

Local - your applicationHost.config and other files are present in %WinDir%\system32\inetsrv\config folder



UI for the backup / restore of IIS7 Configuration.


To add this module in your IIS 7 manager follow the below steps:

  1. Download the zip file containing the IIS7BackupRestoreUI.dll from https://cid-d51bd0fea1143bbd.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/MSDNBlogAttachments/iBackupIIS7/IIS7BackupRestoreUI.zip.
  2. From inetsrv folder Drag and Drop the IIS7BackupRestore.dll into the Global Assembly Cache (C:\Windows\assembly) or use GacUtil -i IIS7BackupRestore.dll to install it to the GAC.
  3. Under File Menu, browse for the file %WinDir%\System32\InetSrv\config\Administration.config.
  4. Search for the <moduleProviders> section and add the following

    <add name="IIS7BackupRestoreUI" type="IIS7BackupRestoreUI.MyModuleProvider, IIS7BackupRestoreUI, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=db9daa3d2ea5f6fd" />

  5. Search for the <modules> section and add the following

    <add name="IIS7BackupRestoreUI" />

  6. Open Inetmgr and You will see the module listed in your IIS 7 Manager if you would’ve followed the above steps properly.