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.


You can use WebMatrix, or Visual Studios to manage web sites in IIS Express.

Or, if you like the command line you can use the files located in c:\Program Files\IIS Express or c:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express

  • No dude. There's a GUI app to manage it; you can download it from the Web Platform Installer. – BrainSlugs83 Mar 13 '17 at 21:38
  • @BrainSlugs83, what is this GUI app called in Web PI? Alternately, what are the steps to find it? – Mathieu K. Apr 20 '17 at 16:28
  • @BrainSlugs83, dude, there's a billion things in the WPI. Which one is it? – toddmo Apr 21 '17 at 13:12
  • It's called Web Matrix – ryandawkins Aug 9 '17 at 14:42
  • WebMatrix is now dead, forums.iis.net/t/… . Also starting from 2014, I started an open source project Jexus Manager to fill the gaps Microsoft left, jexusmanager.com/en/latest – Lex Li Jul 15 '18 at 19:22

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.

  • There is a GUI management tool, you just have to install it separately from the Web Platform Installer. – BrainSlugs83 Mar 13 '17 at 21:39
  • where? how is it called? :) – Falco Alexander Feb 27 '18 at 14:42
  • @BrainSlugs83 Even in 2017 you wouldn't get anything from Web Platform Installer to manage IIS Express in IIS Manager manner. – Lex Li Jul 15 '18 at 19:23

There is an open source tool:



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You can download the management control panel from Here

  • 1
    That does not work for IIS Express. – Lex Li Jul 15 '18 at 19:20

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