Delegate a Site or an Application Feature as Read Only (IIS 7)
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
When you configure the delegation state for site or application features, you can delegate a feature as Read Only. When you delegate a feature as Read Only, users who connect to the site or application see the feature in the UI but cannot configure the feature. This is useful if you want users to know that the feature exists, such as for troubleshooting, but you do not want to allow them to configure it.
For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see Delegation Feature Requirements (IIS 7).
Exceptions to feature requirements
To delegate a site or application feature as Read Only
Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7).
In the Connections pane:
- If you want to configure the delegation state of site features, click the server node in the tree.
To configure the delegation state of features in a specific site or all sites on a Web server, you must be a server administrator.
- If you want to configure the delegation state of application features, use the tools in the **Connections** pane to connect to the site that contains the application or applications. Then click the site in the tree.
To configure the delegation state of features in a specific application or all applications in a site, you must be a server administrator, or a user who has permission to connect to the site that contains the application or applications.
In Features View, double-click Feature Delegation.
Optionally, in the Actions pane, click Custom Site Delegation or Custom Application Delegation if you want to configure delegation for a specific site or application. Then select a site from the Site list or an application from the Application list.
Select a feature in the list and then click Read Only in the Actions pane.