Use the Content View page to view the contents of an item selected in the tree in the Connections pane. For example, select a site and click Content View to see the list of any applications, virtual directories, physical directories, and files in that site.

You can right-click an object in the Content list, and click Switch to Features View to go to the object's home page. From the Home page, you can configure features for the object, such as configuring authentication settings for an application.


IIS Manager does not display files in the tree in the Connections pane. To configure features for individual files, you must right-click the file in Content View and then click Switch to Features View.

Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings or select a value from the Group by drop-down list to group similar items. Search the list by typing search criteria in the Filter box, expand the Go list to select the field on which to search, and then click Go or press ENTER. Click Show All to remove the filter criteria.

UI Element List

The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

Feature Page Elements

Element Name Description


Displays the name of each object.


Displays the object type, such as application or virtual directory.

Actions Pane Elements

The actions available in the Actions pane depend on the type of object that you select on the Content page. Additionally, when you are connected to a site or an application, the only actions available are Switch to Features View, Browse, and Refresh.

Element Name Description

Advanced Settings

Opens the Advanced Settings dialog box from which you can configure advanced settings for the selected object.

Add Application

Opens the Add Application dialog box from which you can add an application.

Add Application Pool

Opens the Add Application Pool dialog box from which you can add an application pool to the Web server.

Add Virtual Directory

Opens the Add Virtual Directory dialog box from which you can add a virtual directory.

Add Web Site

Opens the Add Web Site dialog box from which you can add a Web site that uses the HTTP or HTTPS protocols for communication.


Opens the selected object in an Internet browser.

Convert to Application

Converts the directory into an application.

Edit Bindings

Opens the Site Bindings dialog box from which you can add, edit, and remove site bindings for the selected site.


Opens the physical directory (in Windows Explorer) that is mapped to the selected object.

Edit Permissions

Opens the Windows Properties dialog box for the physical directory that is mapped to the selected object.


Refreshes the Content page.


Removes the item that is selected from the list on the page.

Remove Connection

Removes the selected connection.


Enables the Name field of the selected object so that you can rename it.


Stops and restarts the selected site. Restarting a site causes the site to be temporarily unavailable until the restart is complete.


Starts the selected site.


Stops the selected site. Stopping a site causes the site to be unavailable until it is started.

Switch to Features View

Opens the Home page in Features View for the selected object.

View Applications

Opens the Applications feature page from which you can view the applications that belong to the selected site.

View Virtual Directories

Opens the Virtual Directories feature page from which you can view the virtual directories that belong to the selected site's root application.

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