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Posted on 2007-10-05
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
Is there a way to copy IIS settings from one box to another ? Both of them are Windows 2003 servers. thanks in advance.
Question by:mileHighBlogger
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    IN IIS you can Backup and restore settings

    Within IIS Management Console click on the Server and then rightclick and choose All Task > Backup/Restore Configuration then you cvan copy them over and restore.

    Although you will have to fix IP address issues afterwards.

    Author Comment

    thanks Wadski,
    I did create a backup. However, I am not sure how am I going to copy this over to another server. any ideaS?
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    Expert Comment

    Copy the backup file from %systemroot%\System32\Inetsrv\MetaBack
    into the same folder on the New Server then restore the configuration.  Then check it.
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    Assisted Solution

    Also if you will look for site movement with same settings then just right click on website and Choose "All task" -> Save configuration to a file. and then copy this file to new server. Go to IIS on new server and right click on 'website' in right side pane and choose create new website using file and then choose last saved file. It will create exactly same website.
    Note: You may need to create application pool, website root and log directory.
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    Forced accept.

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