IISComputer Interface

The IISComputer interface contains methods that can backup, restore, enumerate backups, or delete backups of the IIS metabase. This interface can be used from a C++ or Visual Basic application that uses ADSI. The required header files, Iiisext.h and IISext_i.c, are installed with Visual Studio and the IIS Software Developer Kit.

For a C++ code example that uses ADSI to configure the metabase, see Using ADSI to Configure IIS in a C++ Application.

Methods in Vtable Order

In addition to the methods inherited from IADs, the IISComputer interface exposes the following methods.




Backs up the metabase to a location you specify by providing a backup location name of up to 100 characters in length. Multiple metabase backups can be stored in a backup location.


Restores the metabase from a backup. The restore operation stops all services dependent on IISADMIN, including all servers, until the restore has completed, then restarts all services. You should plan for this service interruption when restoring the metabase from a backup.


Enumerates metabase backups stored in one or more backup locations, retrieving the location, version number, and date of each backup.


Deletes a metabase backup from a backup location.


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

Header: Declared in iiisext.h; include iisext_i.c.

See Also


IIS ADSI Provider Interfaces

Using ADSI to Configure IIS in a C++ Application

IIS Constants and Header Files

IISComputer2 Interface