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Why is it not recommended to backup IIS metadata?

Posted By:      Posted Date: September 05, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint
In the following technet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee663490.aspx I found the following statement "We do not recommend that you use IIS metabase backup to protect your IIS settings. Instead, document all IIS configurations for each Web server by using a tool that provides the configuration monitoring you want, such as Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager.   I wonder what was the reason for this recommendation and how it would impact the SharePoint if you perform backup. I might think that it's due to SharePoint modification of IIS metabase during recovery, but can't find anything to prove it SharePoint 2007 - 2010 Tips & Tricks Portal | Microsoft MVP | My Blog about Information Management | My twitter

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