Output Caching Feature Requirements (IIS 7)

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

This topic describes the requirements for configuring output caching.


See individual procedures for exceptions to these requirements.


The procedures for configuring output caching 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 modules are required:

  • FileCacheModule

  • HTTPCacheModule

  • SiteCacheModule

  • TokenCacheModule

  • UriCacheModule

The following handler is required:

  • None

Required Permissions

If you perform this procedure by using IIS Manager, you must be a member of the following IIS administrative role or roles:

  • Web Server Administrator

  • Site Administrator

  • Application Administrator


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 this procedure by using the Appcmd.exe, running WMI scripts, or editing configuration files, you must have write access to the target configuration file or files.