IIS Web Site Browse

Let the installing user view and select available Web Sites and Virtual Directories on IIS Server. Advanced Installer can automatically browse the IIS Server to discover all its Web Sites and Virtual Directories.

Browse type

There are three browse types available:

  • Web Sites - Shows only the Web Sites on the IIS Server.
  • Virtual Directories - Shows only the Virtual Directories on the IIS Server.
  • Web Sites and Virtual Directories - Shows both Web Sites and Virtual Directories on the IIS Server.

From Web Site

Specify on what Web Site to browse for Virtual Directories.

NoteThis field is of Formatted Type and can be edited using Smart Edit Control. It can be set only for Virtual Directories browse type.

Filter

Show only Web Sites and Virtual Directories that are web applications.

UI Output

Advanced Installer can return the discovered available Web Sites or Virtual Directories either in dialog controls or in an installer property.

Display the result into a ListBox or CheckList control

Specify the installer property associated with a ListBox or CheckList control which will be populated with the available Web Sites or Virtual Directories.

Display the result into a ComboBox control

Specify the installer property associated with a ComboBox control which will be populated with the available Web Sites or Virtual Directories.

Put the result into a property

A flat, comma separated list of the available Web Sites or Virtual Directories will be dumped into the specified installer property.

Output text format

Configure what item information the user will view in the dialog control or how items will be enumerated in the flat property. Each item can include one (the Web Site name\Virtual Directory name) or some of the following information in the output list:

  • Web Site name\Virtual Directory name
  • Bindings
  • Physical Path
  • Site URL
  • Runnning State

Data Output

Assign installer properties to each item attribute you need to use elsewhere in the installation process. When a user selects a Web Site or Virtual Directory, each of its attributes will be stored in their assigned properties.

Adding a new data output

Use the [ Add ] button on the right or the list control context menu.

Removing a data output

Use the [ Remove ] button on the right, the context menu or the Delete key while an element from the list control is focused.

Execution

IIS Web Site Browse can be triggered by scheduling the associated action in the Wizard Dialogs Stage or by directly invoking the action with a published/init event on a dialog.

Run in UI sequence

Enabling this option will trigger the IIS Web Site Browse operation when an associated custom action will be executed in the installation sequence. To configure the custom action in the Custom Actions Page, press the Scheduled Action link button.

Attached to an event

Enabling this option will trigger the IIS Web Site Browse operation when an event is published by a control on a dialog. To configure the event in the Dialog Editor Page, select the dialog and the control and press Control Event link button.

Execution privileges

Caution!Although the operation of listing the available Web Sites and Virtual Directories on the IIS Server does not alter its configuration, for security reasons, the system does not allow accessing any IIS configuration properties without administrator privileges. Due to this security policy, the installing user must be a member of the Administrators group and, on Windows Vista or above, an UAC Elevation will be necessary in order to proceed.

Advanced Installer will automatically trigger the necessary UAC Elevation Prompt for the installing user, enabling temporary elevated privileges to execute the IIS browsing operation. This means there is no need to elevate the MSI execution beforehand (manually or by means of the EXE bootstrapper).

If you have a button control which triggers the IIS Browse operation, you should set its Elevation Shield control property to True. This will make the OS (Vista, and above) show an elevation shield icon on the button when the installation runs, in order to warn the installing user that an elevation request is about to happen when the button is pressed.