IIS Programmatic Administration Reference

The IIS Programmatic Administration Referencedescribes the objects, interfaces, structures, methods, functions, errors, and other programming elements that developers can use when creating administration applications for IIS servers. For a comparison of technologies and features that are included with IIS, see Comparison of IIS Administration Features.

In This Section

The IIS programmatic administration reference contains the following sections.



IIS Metabase Properties

Describes the configuration properties of the IIS server that are stored in the IIS metabase.

IIS Scripting API for Programmatic Administration

Describes the scripting interfaces that are included with IIS that allow an application to configure metabase properties and nodes and manage applications from ASP or command-line scripts written in a COM-compliant scripting language such as Microsoft VBScript or JScript.

IIS COM API for Programmatic Adminstration

Describes the programming interfaces that are included with IIS that allow an application to configure metabase properties and nodes, manage applications, control the IIS services, or build custom logging applications.

Describes the custom error messages that are sent by IIS when a request can not be processed.

IIS Events and Error Messages

Describes the IIS event and error messages that are recorded in the application log of Event Viewer. The Application log can be parsed programmatically to search for specific IIS event messages that are of concern to an IIS administrator.

IIS Internet Database Connector Reference

Describes the fields and HTX keywords that can be used in IDC files.

IIS Logging Properties

Describes the properties that are recorded in the IIS log files for selected requests.

IIS Performance Counters

Describes the performance counters of IIS that measure quantities of information or data, according to the number, size, duration, and rate of data that is requested or received.

IIS Registry Entries

Describes legacy and global IIS configuration information that is stored in the registry.


Client: Requires Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 Professional, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0.

Server: Requires Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, or Windows NT Server 4.0.

Product: IIS

See Also


IIS Web Development Reference

Comparison of IIS Administration Features