IIS7 GUI Backup and restore menu


In Windows 7 or 2008R2 by default the IIS backup and restore GUI is not available after successful installation of IIS.

To enable GUI for this please do the procedure given below.

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

  1. Download the zip file containing the IIS7BackupRestoreUI.dll from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/88281238/IIS7BackupRestoreUI.dll  and save the file in c:\windows\system32\inetsrv.

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.

You can download gacutil.exe in http://dl.dropbox.com/u/88281238/gacutil.exe

  1. Under File Menu, browse for the file %WinDir%\System32\InetSrv\config\Administration.config.
  2. Search for the <moduleProviders> section and add the following

<add name=”IIS7BackupRestoreUI” type=”IIS7BackupRestoreUI.MyModuleProvider, IIS7BackupRestoreUI, Version=1.0.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=db9daa3d2ea5f6fd” />

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

<add name=”IIS7BackupRestoreUI” />

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

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses to IIS7 GUI Backup and restore menu

  1. Robert says:

    while restoring the following error occurs:

    Stopping the W3SVC Service..
    Stopped the W3SVC Service..
    Stopping the IISADMIN Service..
    Exception Occurred while stopping the services. Failed with Exception : Cannot open IISADMIN service on computer ‘.’.

    • I tried this option in Windows 7 and Windows2008R2 Vcenter server. There is no issue to me.

      If you have backup of administration.config file replace it to original.
      Also require more details what application you are using on the webserver and require event log error.

      Also try to restart the server if you can afford downtime.

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