All Website property sheets can be accessed using the Internet Service Manager snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console.

To set properties for the application, click the Configuration button. You can then choose from the following four application configuration property sheets:

  1. Application Mappings – Use this property sheet to set map file name extensions to the application that processes those files.
  2. Active Server Pages (ASP) – Use this property sheet to set an option that controls how ASP scripts run.
  3. ASP debugging – Use this property sheet to set debugging options for ASP scripts.
  4. Other – Use this property sheet to set or change the CGI script Timeout Value.

Use this property sheet to set options for Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI) filters. ISAPI can be used to run remote applications. Requesting a URL mapped to a filter activates these applications. The properties are used to map the file name extension to the proper filter on the Web Server.
The table lists the status of each filter (loaded, unloaded or disabled) the name of the filter and the priority rating of the filter (high, medium or low) set inside the DLL. Click the Add, Remove, and Edit buttons to modify filter mappings. Click the enable or disable buttons to change the status of filters. Select a filter and click the arrows to change the order in which the filters run.

Use this property sheet to change the home directory of your Web site or modify the properties of your home directory. The home directory is the central location for the files published on your Website. A default home directory called www root created when you install the WWW service. You can change the location of the home directory to one of the following:

  • A directory located on the computer
  • A share located on another computer
  • A redirection to a URL

In the Local Path text box, type the precise path to the new directory, share or destination URL.

The Content Control properties appear when you are working with a local directory or a network share.

Log Access – Select this check box to record visits to this directory in a log file.

Directory Browsing Allowed – Select this check box to show the user a hypertext listing of the files and subdirectories in this directory so that file user can navigate through the directory structure. A hypertext directory listing is generated automatically and sent to the user when a browser request does not include a specific file name and when no default document is in the specified directory.

Index this Directory – Select this check box to instruct the Microsoft Index server to include this directory in a full-text index of your Web site. This will enable to search quickly for words or phrases in documents on your website.

Front Page Web – Select this check box to create Microsoft FrontPage Web for this directory.

The Custom Errors property sheet lists the messages returned to the browser in the event of an HTTP error. Administrators can use the default HTTP 1.1 errors or customize the error messages with their own content. When error messages are customized, the HTTP error code is listed, in addition to the output type, which can be default HTTP error, a local absolute URL or a pointer to a file.