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Is there a way to provide limited access to IIS config, either via a tool shipped with IIS or another utility? In our case we need to give some users a read-only type of access, to be able to see IIS configuration but not modify it. It is Windows Server 2003, IIS 6. Thanks!

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Read-only access to the configuration is not possible within IIS. At least it isn't with built-in functionality.

IIS was designed to only allow read/write access to Administrators.

Non-administrative users have do not have the permission to neither write nor read the configuration as configuration access would already provide a potential security breach / disclosure.

Still there is the chance that one of the various configuration-frontends or control panels for IIS support this functionality.

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I found a reference to this becoming possible in IIS 7: Do you know if that is true? – Sasha Nov 9 '10 at 20:02

It's not in the most easily-readable form, but the on-disk IIS metabase is just an XML file from IIS 6 on. Any information you need can come from there.

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Thank you, is there a UI tool to allow viewing that info in a friendly format? – Sasha Nov 9 '10 at 20:00

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