IIS Metabase (IIS 6.0)
The metabase is a repository for most Internet Information Services (IIS) configuration values. The metabase is a plaintext XML file and can be edited manually or programmatically. The metabase is also extensible in a highly efficient manner. As your IIS deployment grows, so does the metabase; however, by using an inheritance model, explicit declarations of duplicate values is avoided, reducing overhead when configuration values need to be read from the metabase.
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