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Windows XP IIS Manager v1.7 aka Easy IIS

Windows XP IIS Manager v1.7 aka EasyIIS

I keep forgetting to blog about this tool which is up on - this tool includes source in C++ and the binary files as well.

Why do you want it?

Well basically IIS on Windows 2000 Professional or Windows XP Professional will only allow you to create one web site. This can be a problem when developing code for multiple web sites (not such an issue with ASP.NET v2 with the build in Development Web Server but still an issue).

So IIS will only allow the Default Web Site via the UI, but you have always been able to create new web sites using ADSI or WMI so why do you need it?

Simple - it makes life easy...


Like most of the limitation in IIS on Windows XP you can't get get around them. Althgouh you can create multuple sites you can only have one of them active at a time. This means that you can still only really work on the one project at once.

Also there may be issues with the creation of Application Root's based on some of the comments but in general a very useful tool.

You can download this tool and its source code from

Custom Property Page for Active Directory User and Computers to manage IIS FTP Home Directories and FTP Root Directories

I have been working on a C++ project to create a new property page that will show up in Active Directory Users & Computers when you view the properties of a user account. This new property page will allow you to edit the FTP Root (msIIS-FTPRoot) and FTP Directory (msIIS-FTPDir) for users so that if you have configured the IIS FTP Service to run using Active Directory Isolation Mode you can simply use the GUI to view or modify these attributes.

For more details on these Active Directory attributes see the following:

This is the custom property page as of today (August 9, 2005). I plan to release the source code to this add in and also a compiled binary. I would really like to have a setup.exe application that can install it and configure active directory to use the new property page. Currently this is done manually by editing the Active Directory using a tool (adsvw.exe) that is included with the Active Directory SDK.

Please let me know if you think this is a worth while project and if you think it could use any extra features. I am not sure when I will release the code because I really want to make sure there are no bugs. It is currently working fine, but I need to test it on a Windows 2000 Active Directory Server that does not have the Schema Additions added to it.

So things to do:

  • Make sure there are no bugs in the code & comment the code.
  • Test on Windows 2000, Windows 2000 SBS, Windows 2003, Windows 2003 SBS (done)
  • Write a setup application to install DLL onto server.
  • Write a setup that can configure Active Directory to use the new property sheet.
  • Do all of this ASAP and release to the public.

Please leave comments.