I'm looking for a backup strategy for a Windows 2008 Webserver.
What folders/files need to be backed up to easily restore all IIS 7 settings?
In order to backup IIS configuration data, you can use the command line utility
This command creates a directory under
Of course, you'll have to transfer these files to a secure place (tape, backup-to-disk, ...) and you'll have to backup the content of your web sites: html, script-files (asp, aspx, ...), images etc.).
Restoring a backup is very simple too. List the backups this way:
and restore it using this command:
There is a UI for IIS 7 Manager you can download here.
By the way: IIS 7 has a feature called "IIS 7.0 Configuration History".