pillar Element

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

The pillar element defines a category or grouping of products displayed on a tab page defined by a pillarTab element.

Schema Hierarchy

feed Element
  groupings Element


  <name resourceName="Tab_WebPlatform_Pillar_WebServer_Name">Web Server</name>
  <description resourceName="Tab_WebPlatform_Pillar_WebServer_Description">Easily manage, deploy and host web applications, sites and services with the Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Server.  Expand the capabilities of your IIS web server with the latest extensions. </description>

Attributes and Elements

The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.



Child Elements

Element Description


Specifies the ID of the group tab.


Specifies the name displayed for the tab in the Web PI interface. The resourceName attribute defines a resource name associated with the tab.


Specifies the description for the tab that is displayed in the interface. The resourceName attribute defines a resource description associated with the tab.


Specifies the ID associated with the id child element of a grouping element. The grouping defines the products that are displayed on the pillar tab in the Web PI interface.


Contains one or more child productId elements that specify the IDs of products to include in the grouping. The products are displayed on the pillar tab when a user clicks on the tab to install the products in the grouping defined by the pillar element. The product ID is defined by the productId element in the associated entry element.

Parent Elements

Element Description


Defines a tab that includes one or more categories or groupings of products.