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Backup/Restore IIS Metabase.

Published February 1, 2010 by Siva

What is IIS Metabase

The metabase is a structure for storing Internet Information Server (IIS) configuration settings. The metabase is a plaintext XML file. The IIS Metabase is optimized for IIS and provides a hierarchal storage and fast retrieval of IIS configuration properties for Web sites, Virtual directories, FTP Sites, SMTP and NNTP sites.

Steps to Backup/Restore:

1. Click Start >> run and type ‘inetmgr’. This will open the Internet Services Manager.

2. Right click on the computer name in the left panel and select the ‘Backup/Restore Configuration’ in the Drop Down menu.

3. In the newly opened dialog box ‘Configuration Backup/Restore’, click on the button ‘Create Backup’. It will open the dialog box for specifying the name of the backup. After specifying the name, click ‘Ok’. The backup will be stored in the directory ‘C:\Windows\System32\InetSrv\Metaback’.

The backup can be restored by selecting the desired backup in the ‘Configuration Backup/Restore’  dialog box  and clicking the  ‘Restore’ button.


MMC error in IIS

Published February 1, 2010 by Siva

If you get the following error while opening IIS,

MMC could not create the Snap-In

Then execute the steps given below to fix this issue.

1. Register the .dll files “mmcndmgr.dll” and “inetmgr.dll”


i)  Start | Run | cd  %SystemRoot%\system32

Here, ‘SystemRoot’ refers ‘C:\Windows’.

ii) regsvr32 mmcndmgr.dll

iii) regsvr32 inetmgr.dll

Tips:   ‘regsrv32’ is a command line tool to register the .dll in the registry.

2. Uninstall and Re-install IIS
To uninstall, Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Windows Components | Check ‘Application Server’, click ‘Details’ | Uncheck  ‘Internet Information Services’  | Click ‘OK’

To install, Start | Control Panel | Add/Remove Windows Components | Check ‘Application Server’, click ‘Details’ | check ‘Internet Information Services’ | Click ‘OK’

Now you can access IIS without any error.

To finding the hacked website (Gumblar/Martuz)..

Published June 1, 2009 by Siva

To finding the website is hacked by someone or badware scripts running on the server. You can find here…


This site should be healthy report…. If the report shows badware running..

You need to clean the site on the server & restore the old backup..

Then send review to google web tools &b google will unblock from google blacklist.

Email me for further doubts..