Configuring .NET Globalization Settings in IIS 7

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Globalization is the process of internationalizing application code, then localizing the application to other languages and cultures. The internationalization process makes it possible to translate, store, retrieve, and present application content for any locale by using the same application code base whenever possible. Locale is the combination of both language and cultural environment. This includes date formats, times, currencies, telephone numbers, and so on. Localization means adapting your application to other locales by translating and formatting content according to culture, preferably without touching the code.

IIS lets you configure the following globalization settings:

  • Culture settings, such as the UI culture.

  • Encoding settings, such as encoding for response headers.


For information about the levels at which you can perform these procedures, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required for these procedures, seeNET Globalization Settings Feature Requirements (IIS 7).


This task includes the following procedures:

Edit .NET Globalization Settings (IIS 7)