Rename an ISAPI Filter (IIS 7)

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

Rename an ISAPI filter when you have to change the name, such as to better describe the filter's purpose.


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 ISAPI Filters Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements

  • None

To rename an ISAPI filter

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a command-line window, by editing configuration files directly, or by writing WMI scripts.

User Interface

To use the UI

  1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7). For information about navigating to locations in the UI, see Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In Features View, on the server or siteHome page, double-click ISAPI Filters.

  3. On the ISAPI Filters page, select the ISAPI filter that you want to rename.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Rename.


You can only rename ISAPI filters that have an Entry Type of Local.

  1. Type a new name for the ISAPI filter, and then click outside the box.

Command Line

To edit an ISAPI filter, use the following syntax:

appcmd set config /section:isapiFilters /[name='string'].name:string

The first instance of variable namestring is the name of the ISAPI filter that you want to edit. The second instance of variable namestring is the new name that you want the ISAPI filter to have. For example, to rename an ISAPI filter from ResponseFilter to RewriteResponseFilter, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

appcmd set config /section:isapiFilters /[name='ResponseFilter'].name:RewriteResponseFilter

For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).


The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:


For more information about IIS 7 configuration, see IIS 7.0: IIS Settings Schema on MSDN.


Use the following WMI classes, methods, or properties to perform this procedure:

  • IsapiFiltersSection.Filters.Remove method

  • IsapiFiltersSection.Filters.Add method

For more information about WMI and IIS, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in IIS 7. For more information about the classes, methods, or properties associated with this procedure, see the IIS WMI Provider Reference on the MSDN site.

See Also


Configuring ISAPI Filters in IIS 7