How to remotely administer IIS by using the Remote Administration (HTML) Tool
ith the Remote Administration (HTML) tool, you can manage IIS from a Web browser. With this tool, you can perform most of the administrative tasks that you can perform with the Internet Information Services Manager.
NOTE: You can only use the Remote Administration (HTML) tool to administer servers that are running IIS 6.0. You cannot use this tool to administer IIS 5.1 or earlier.
Turn on the Remote Administration (HTML) Tool
1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. In the Components list, double-click Application Server and then double-click Internet Information Services (IIS).
4. Double-click World Wide Web Service.
5. Click to select the Remote Administration (HTML) check box, and then click OK.
6. Click OK, and then click Next.
7. When you are promoted, insert your Windows Server 2003 CD-ROM into the computer’s CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive.
8. Click Finish.
9. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services Manager.
10. Expand ServerName, where ServerName is the name of your server, and then expand Web Sites.
11. Right-click Administration, and then click Properties.
12. Under Web Site Identification, record the numbers that are displayed in the TCP Port box and SSL Port boxes. For example, 8099 and 8098.
13. Click the Directory Security tab, and then click the Edit button under IP address and domain name restrictions.
14. In the IP Address and Domain Name Restriction dialog box that appears, do one of the following:
â€¢ Click Granted Access if you want to allow all computers to administer IIS remotely.
NOTE: If you want to maintain the highest level of security, Microsoft does not recommend that you allow all computers to administer IIS remotely.
â€¢ Click Denied Access (if it is not already selected), and then click Add. The Grant Access On dialog box appears. Under Type, do one of the following:
â€¢ Click Single computer.
Type the IP address of the computer that you want in the IP Address box, and then click OK.
â€¢ Click Group of computers.
Type the Network ID and the Subnet Mask of the group into the corresponding boxes, and then click OK.
â€¢ Click Domain name. Type the domain name that you want in the Domain Name box, and then click OK.
15. When you are finished granting access, click OK.
16. In the Administration Web Site Properties dialog box, click OK. If an Inheritance Overrides dialog box appears, click Select All to apply the new security settings to the child nodes, and then click OK.
17. Quit the Internet Information Services Manager.
Use the Remote Administration (HTML) Tool
1. Start Microsoft Internet Explorer, and then type the host name of the Web server, followed by the port number that you recorded earlier in the SSL Port box, and then click Go.
For example, if you are on an intranet, and the SSL port number is 8098, type the following URL:
where ServerName is the name of the Web server.