Use the Modules feature page to manage a list of native and managed code modules that perform specific tasks in the request-processing pipeline, such as authentication or compression.
Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings or select a value from the Group by drop-down list to group similar items.
UI Element List
The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.
Feature Page Elements
Displays the name of the module.
Displays the physical path of the native code file (.dll) or of the type in the managed library.
Displays whether the module is implemented with native code or managed code. The value is either Native or Managed.
Displays whether the item is local or inherited. Local items are read from the current configuration file, and inherited items are read from a parent configuration file.
Actions Pane Elements
Add Managed Module
Opens the Add Managed Module dialog box from which you can add a managed module.
Configure Native Module
Opens the Configure Native Module dialog box from which you can enable native modules by adding them to the list of modules. At the server level, you can also register, edit registration, and remove registration for native modules.
Opens the Edit Managed Module or Edit Native Module Registration dialog box from which you can edit the selected module.
Locks the module so it cannot be overridden at lower levels in configuration.
Unlocks the module so it can be overridden at lower levels in configuration.
Removes the item that is selected from the list on the feature page. When a managed module is selected, the module is removed from the Web server. When a native module is selected, the module is removed from the list of modules, which disables the module. However, it is still registered on the Web server. To remove the registration of a native module, click Configure Native Modules, select a module, and then click Remove.
You can remove more than one module at a time by pressing the CTRL key when selecting each module that you want to remove.
Revert to Inherited
Reverts the feature to inherit settings from the parent configuration. This deletes local configuration settings, including items from the list, for this feature. This action is not available at the server level.
View Ordered List
Displays the list in order of configuration. When you select the ordered list format, you can only move items up and down in the list. Other actions in the Actions pane do not appear until you select the unordered list format.
Moves a selected item up in the list. This action is available only when viewing items in the ordered list format.
Moves a selected item down in the list. This action is available only when viewing items in the ordered list format.
View Unordered List
Displays the list in an unordered format. When you select the unordered list format, you can sort and group items in the list, and perform actions in the Actions pane.