Directory Browsing Feature Requirements in IIS 7

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

This topic describes the requirements for configuring directory browsing.


See individual procedures for exceptions to these requirements.


The procedures for configuring directory browsing can be performed at the following levels in IIS:

  • Web Server

  • Site

  • Application

  • Physical and virtual directories

  • File (URL)

Modules and Handlers

The necessary modules and handlers must be installed on the Web server and enabled at the level at which you perform this procedure.


Modules can be enabled at only the Web server, site, and application level, but handlers can be enabled at all levels.

The following module(s) are required:

  • DirectoryListingModule

The following handler(s) are required:

  • StaticFile

Required Permissions

If you perform procedures in this section by using IIS Manager, you must be a server administrator or an IIS Manager user who has been granted permission to a site or an application in IIS Manager.


If you are an IIS Manager user, you might not be able to perform this procedure if the related configuration elements are locked.

If you perform procedures in this section by using Appcmd.exe, running WMI scripts, or editing configuration files, you must have write access to the target configuration file or files.

See Also


Configuring Directory Browsing in IIS 7