Manage Components Dialog Box

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Use the Manage Components dialog box of the Export Application Package Wizard to add components, such as COM objects or GAC assemblies, to your package.

UI Elements

Column Headings

Element Name Description

Provider Name

Specifies the component that you want to package. Each component has a provider. Click the field to use the drop-down list to select a provider name. Hover over a provider name to view a description of that provider. For example, if you select dbFullSql, you will package the path of a script or a connection string. For more information about providers, see Web Deploy Providers.

If you are packaging a Web site, the iisApp provider (selected by default) will mark the Web site as an application on the destination. If you want to package a Web site and all its related configuration (such as the application pool name, the location of the content directory, and any certificates), use the appHostConfig provider. If you use the iisApp provider, the Web site will become an application on the destination that inherits all its settings (such as application pool name and content directory) from the site into which it is installed.


Specifies the path of the component that will provide the data for the package. For example, if you select dbFullSql, the path can specify a script like C:\SQLfiles\installSQL.sql, or a connection string like Data Source=.\sqlexpress;Integrated Security=SSPI;Initial Catalog=db1.

Provider Settings

Specifies the provider settings that you want to use for the selected provider. Click the field to use the browse () button to open the Provider Settings dialog box. For more information, see Provider Settings Dialog Box.


Element Name Description


Deletes the selected entry.

Move Up

Moves the selected row up in the list. Entries will be installed in the order that they appear in the list. The order of entries is important for some providers. For example, a script to create a table should be run before a script to populate a table.

Move Down

Moves the selected row down in the list. Entries will be installed in the order that they appear in the list.

See Also


Select the Contents of the Package Page (Export Package)
Export Application Package and Export Server Package Wizard Pages