Working with the Metabase

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

The metabase is a hierarchical store of configuration information and schema that are used to configure Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. Read this section for an overview of the metabase structure and terminology, as well as detailed information about effectively managing the IIS 6.0 metabase by using the graphical user interface (GUI)–based and command-line utilities that are available with IIS 6.0.

In This Section

Overview of the IIS 6.0 Metabase

Metabase Structure in IIS 6.0

Metabase Security and Auditing

Backing Up and Restoring the Metabase

Editing the Metabase

Metabase Import and Export

Additional Resources for the IIS 6.0 Metabase