IIS Manager (IIS 7)

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

IISĀ 7 provides a new UI, IIS Manager, which lets you:

  • Manage IIS and ASP.NET in one tool.

  • View health and diagnostic information that includes the ability to view currently running requests in real time.

  • Configure user and role authorization for sites and applications.

  • Delegate site and application configuration to non-administrators.

  • Connect to a Web server, site, or application remotely by using HTTP.

Additionally, you can extend the UI to include your own custom functionality.


You cannot use IIS Manager to manage FTP sites in IIS 7.0 on Windows ServerĀ® 2008. Use IIS 6.0 tools to manage FTP sites.

This section contains the following topics:

About the IIS Manager UI (IIS 7)

Open IIS Manager (IIS 7)

Managing Connections in IIS Manager (IIS 7)

Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7)

Start or Stop the Web Server (IIS 7)

View the Contents of a Site, Application, or Directory (IIS 7)