Tag Archives: IIS

IIS Easy Migration Tool 3.2.8 released

What’s new in this new version of the IIS Easy Migration Tool:

– The IIS Easy Migration Tool has now a new mode: “Metabase data migration only”. It is possible to copy IIS Metabase data to the destination server without checking if the physical directories exist. Also the IEMT will not create Windows Users/Groups and will not set any NTFS/ACL permissions in this mode.

– There was an error in the default document list order on some of the IIS 8 servers after the sites migration. Now it is fixed.

IIS Easy Migration Tool

(Note: There is also a new version of this software (IEMT 7), it is able to migrate IIS 7/7.5/8/8.5/10 to IIS 7/7.5/8/8.5/10.)

IIS Easy Migration Tool (IEMT) is a new generation of the IIS Sites Transfer software. The IEMT helps to migrate web sites from Microsoft Internet Information Server version 6 (IIS 6.0) to IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, IIS 8.0, IIS 8.5 or another IIS 6.0 server. It also helps to transfer Windows users from one server to another and copy FTP logins, virtual directories, application pools, SSL certificates, Web/FTP folders structure and assign NTFS folders permissions.

  • It is a time saver!
  • No installation required.
  • Easy to use interface (site migration “wizard”).

This tool will replace the old one called IIS Sites Transfer. It has all the features of its “parent” + additional features + better interface + compatibility with IIS 7.x, IIS 8.x and IIS 10.x. For more info please read IIS Easy Migration Tool – Quick Start Guide

Process Operator (Server Edition) 1.0.1 released

What is new in Process Operator 1.0.1:

  • If the Process Operator writes something about w3wp.exe process to log files (CPU usage, priority etc.), it also writes the name of IIS Application Pool running in that process. It allows to see what pool caused high CPU usage.
  • There are 2 types of log files now:
    1. Files named “date_here”.log (e.g. 11.07.2010.log): Process Operator writes some of its actions (most important ones) and error messages (if any) to these log files.
    2. Files named “date_here”-CPU-usage.log (e.g. 11.07.2010-CPU-usage.log): These logs contain information about total CPU usage and a list of 3 processes causing the CPU load. Process Operator writes CPU usage data once a minute. So you can see the full history of CPU usage and “heavy” processes. The log format allows importing it to MS Excel, sorting and building graphs.

IIS Sites Transfer 2.0.1 released

IIS Sites Transfer 2.0.1 is finally here! You can see its new easy-to-use Wizard interface and enjoy its new features. The sites transfer process is as easy as 1-2-3 now!

New features:


– added: Multithreaded processing


– added: Transfer of AccessRead|AccessWrite properties of FTP accounts
– added: Transfer of 29 new IIS website parameters (see the manual for more info)
– added: Transfer of all website directories (virtual and web)
– added: It is possible to change web site home directory
– added: Detailed transfer log
(You can see more in history.txt file distributed with the program.)

IIS Sites Transfer 2.0.1

iis sites transfer

The IIS Sites Transfer program is designed to transfer web sites from Microsoft Internet Information Server version 6 (IIS 6) to another IIS 6 server. The program also allows to transfer Windows 2003 users from one server to another and copy FTP logins, virtual directories, application pools, Web/FTP folders structure and assign NTFS folders permissions.

It is a unique tool. There are no such tools as this one, which allows easy transfer lots of web sites at a time, including all usernames, permissions, pools and so on.

IIS Sites Transfer utility does not require a clean installation of Internet Information Services! Moreover, the tool can even help you to transfer any selected group of websites, so you can distribute your websites easily to adjust the servers load.

The most outstanding feature of this tool is that it is able to transfer websites even if the IISAdmin service is not running on the source server! You even do not need the source server to be up and running, you just need to have the metabase.xml file from the server. This makes the IIS Sites Transfer program not only a migration and balancing utility, it is also a disaster recovery tool.

Please take a look at IIS Sites Transfer Quick Start Guide to see how easy it is to migrate websites with this program.

No installation required! No configuration required.
Just run it and enjoy.


  • You need to have metabase.xml file from the source server to accomplish the sites transfer.
    MetaBase.xml is an XML file containing IIS configuration settings. Its default location is
  • The tool does not help to copy files between servers. But there are a lot of tools and different methods to do so. For example, you can zip (using WinZIP or WinRAR) the files and FTP the archive.
  • The IIS Sites Transfer tool does not help to export/import SSL certificates. Please read this article if you need to transfer SSL certificates.
  • The tool is not able to copy Administrators user group between servers.