I have noticed that there used to be an Administration Pack V1 for IIS to make non-default app modifications to the applicationHost.config, but it does not seem to be available for download anymore. "Editing Collections with Configuration Editor". Not sure if this tool been replaced for another one. I installed "Application Initialization 1.0 for IIS 7.5". I can get to the to the defaultapppool configuration area that I am looking for in the IIS Manager. But, I cannot seem to make edits through the GUI interface required in this tutorial "Auto-Start ASP.NET Applications (VS 2010 and .NET 4.0 Series)".
Specifically from the tutorial, I would like to make edits/adds to the following sections and attributes in the applicationHost.config using a GUI:
<applicationPools> <add name="MyAppWorkerProcess" managedRuntimeVersion="v4.0" startMode="AlwaysRunning" /> </applicationPools> <sites> <site name="MySite" id="1"> <application path="/" serviceAutoStartEnabled="true" serviceAutoStartProvider="PreWarmMyCache" /> </site> </sites> <serviceAutoStartProviders> <add name="PreWarmMyCache" type="PreWarmCache, MyAssembly" /> </serviceAutoStartProviders>