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Is there an interface separate from the regular IIS manager?

When I search on IISExpress I find only a link to a folder full of logs related to IISExpress sites that had been spawned by Visual Studio.

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The management of IIS Express is the command line files located in c:\Program Files\IIS Express or c:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express

Here's a little more about it.

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There isn't an equivalent to the normal IIS7 control panel that I'm aware of, but when IIS Express is running there is usually a management tool that appears in the system tray that will let you do things like shut down or remove sites or recycle processes.

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Jexus Manager for IIS Express is a management console that's quite similar to IIS Manager,


Jexus Manager for IIS Express

Unlike command line access (IIS Express's appcmd), or a small set of settings to change (like other IIS Express utilities or Visual Studio/WebMatrix), Jexus Manager is designed to provide access to as many settings as possible (even more than IIS Manager if technically feasible).

You can download the latest Alpha build from


Feedback is welcome.

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