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IIS Sites Transfer 2.0.1

iis sites transfer

The IIS Sites Transfer program is designed to transfer web sites from Microsoft Internet Information Server version 6 (IIS 6) to another IIS 6 server. The program also allows to transfer Windows 2003 users from one server to another and copy FTP logins, virtual directories, application pools, Web/FTP folders structure and assign NTFS folders permissions.

It is a unique tool. There are no such tools as this one, which allows easy transfer lots of web sites at a time, including all usernames, permissions, pools and so on.

IIS Sites Transfer utility does not require a clean installation of Internet Information Services! Moreover, the tool can even help you to transfer any selected group of websites, so you can distribute your websites easily to adjust the servers load.

The most outstanding feature of this tool is that it is able to transfer websites even if the IISAdmin service is not running on the source server! You even do not need the source server to be up and running, you just need to have the metabase.xml file from the server. This makes the IIS Sites Transfer program not only a migration and balancing utility, it is also a disaster recovery tool.

Please take a look at IIS Sites Transfer Quick Start Guide to see how easy it is to migrate websites with this program.

No installation required! No configuration required.
Just run it and enjoy.

Note:

  • You need to have metabase.xml file from the source server to accomplish the sites transfer.
    MetaBase.xml is an XML file containing IIS configuration settings. Its default location is
    C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\
  • The tool does not help to copy files between servers. But there are a lot of tools and different methods to do so. For example, you can zip (using WinZIP or WinRAR) the files and FTP the archive.
  • The IIS Sites Transfer tool does not help to export/import SSL certificates. Please read this article if you need to transfer SSL certificates.
  • The tool is not able to copy Administrators user group between servers.