View Applications in an Application Pool (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

You might want to see all the applications assigned to a given application pool to verify that all applications are correctly assigned or to assess whether to move some applications to another application pool.


For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required for this procedure, see Application Pools Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to Feature Requirements

  • None

To view applications in an application pool

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a command-line window, by editing configuration files directly, or by writing WMI scripts.

User Interface

To use the UI

  1. Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In the Connections pane, expand the server node and click Application Pools.

  3. On the Application Pools page, select the application pool whose applications that you want to view.

  4. In the Actions pane, click View Applications to display the Applications page, which lists the applications associated with the selected application pool.

Command Line

To view a list of applications in an application pool, use the following syntax:

**appcmd list app /**string

The variable string is the name of the application pool for which you want to view a list of applications. For example, to view a list of applications in an application pool named Marketing, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

appcmd list app /

For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).


The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:

<application> element under <site>

For more information about IISĀ 7 configuration, see IIS 7.0: IIS Settings Schema on MSDN.


Use the following WMI classes, methods, or properties to perform this procedure:

  • ApplicationPoolContainsApplication class

For more information about WMI and IIS, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in IIS 7. For more information about the classes, methods, or properties associated with this procedure, see the IIS WMI Provider Reference on the MSDN site.

See Also


Managing Application Pools in IIS 7