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Is it possible in IIS 6 to administrate users as in IIS 7 (e.g. as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731783%28v=ws.10%29.aspx)?

In IIS7 you can define users within the ASP.NET group with click on .NET users and it automatically creates a ms sql server db in background in the website directory.

So far I didn't found anything about the issue, most forum questions are about how to migrate asp.net sites from IIS6 to IIS7.

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Ok it seems to me that this is a specific IIS 7 feature. Would be glad if someone could confirm that. thx –  Bernhard Aug 30 '12 at 7:34
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This really could have stayed on StackOverflow as it really has to deal with the underlying ASP.NET Membership Provider. Regardless, we'll be cool about it and answer the question here.

In Short: No, IIS 6 does not contain the built-in resource for managing users like IIS7+ do. Have to remember that IIS6 came out well before ASP.NET and especially the membership providers took hold back in the .NET 1.1 and 2.0 days.

However: .NET ships with a web-based configuration tool that you can probably use and I would imagine there may be some open source tools over on CodePlex that may provide an even better interface to deal with the ASP.NET Membership Provider.

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Thanks for that informative answer! –  Bernhard Sep 3 '12 at 11:32
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