Use the Custom Site Delegation and Custom Application Delegation feature pages to configure the default delegation state of IIS Manager features for a specific site or application on your Web server. The delegation state of a feature determines whether non-administrative users who have been granted permission to a site or application can configure the feature in that site or application. For example, you can configure the delegation state of a feature, such as Connection Strings, as Read/Write when you want to allow users to configure that feature in their site or application.
The features that you configure on this page affect only the site or application that you select from the Sites or Applications drop-down lists. You can use Copy Delegation to open the dialog box and select additional sites or applications, or both, if you want to apply the same delegation states of features to other sites and applications. You can also configure the default delegation state of features for all sites and applications on the Web server by using the Feature Delegation page.
If you have configured delegation states for features and you want to change those states later, you should review how the features have been delegated at lower levels in your configuration to make sure that you understand how the changes will affect those features at the lower levels. For example, if you originally configured a feature to be Read Only for sites, and a user at the site level configured a more restrictive setting by removing delegation for that feature, you might inadvertently change the state that was set by the user if you configure the feature to be Read/Write at the parent level. As a best practice, you should use a test computer to test how changes to the delegation states affect your environment before you make changes to a production environment.
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
Sites or Applications
Select the site or application for which you want to configure the delegation state of UI features.
Click Copy Delegation to open the Copy Delegation dialog box and copy the custom delegation states to other sites or applications.
Displays the name of the UI feature in IIS Manager. Select a feature and then click the delegation state that you want from the Actions pane or from the right-click menu.
Displays the delegation state of the UI feature at lower levels.
Actions Pane Elements
The following table describes the delegation options available for IIS features in IIS Manager and how the delegation options affect the configuration files and user interface (UI). These features are configuration-based features. If you extend IIS Manager to include third-party features, your delegation states might differ from this table if they are user-specified delegation states.
Enables non-administrative users for a site or application to see and configure the selected feature at the site and application levels by using IIS Manager.
Enables non-administrative users for a site or application to see, but not configure, the selected feature at the site and application levels by using IIS Manager.
Enables non-administrative users for a site or application to see and configure the selected feature at the site and application levels by using IIS Manager. This option is available only for features, such as .NET Users and .NET Roles, that have configuration in both a configuration file and a database.
Configuration Read Only
Enables non-administrative users for a site or application to see, but not configure, the selected feature at the site and application levels by using IIS Manager. This option is available only for features, such as .NET Users and .NET Roles, that have configuration in both a configuration file and a database.
Removes the selected feature from being delegated. This feature will not be displayed in IIS Manager and cannot be configured by non-administrative users at the site and application levels.
Reset to Inherited
Resets the selected feature to the delegation state specified at the parent level.
Reset All Delegation
Resets the delegation states of all the features to the delegation states specified at the parent level.
Opens the Feature Delegation page in which you can configure default delegation states for sites or applications.