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Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 8)

Published: August 22, 2012

Updated: June 24, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



In IIS 8, server administrators and non-administrators (IIS Manager users and Windows users) can connect remotely to a Web server by using IIS Manager. The procedures in this topic explain how to navigate to different levels in IIS Manager after you have connected remotely to a Web server, site, or application.

Server administrators can configure all settings and navigate to all areas of the user interface (UI). Non-administrators can configure any features delegated to the site or application to which they are allowed to connect, and can navigate only to areas of the UI that are related to those delegated features.

This task includes the procedures described in this topic.

When you want to configure settings at the web server, site, and application levels in IIS 8, you must be a server administrator. To be a server administrator, the following must be true:

  • When you are logged on to the local server, your Windows account must be part of the Administrators group.

  • When you are connecting remotely through IIS Manager, provide your Windows administrative credentials and the server name.

  1. Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 8).

  2. If you are not already connected to the server you want to configure, connect by using the tools in the Connections pane.

  3. In the Connections pane, click the server node in the tree.

  4. On the ServerHome page, double-click a feature to configure the feature for the server.

Server administrators and non-administrators can configure settings for sites in IIS Manager. Non-administrators must be granted permission to a site and provided with logon details by a server administrator. Then the user can provide credentials to connect to the site, and configure settings for that site and any applications within that site.

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Server administrators have access to all sites and applications on the web server.

  1. Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 8).

  2. In the Connections pane:

    • If you are a server administrator, expand the Sites node and click a site in the tree.

    • If you are non-administrator who has permission to connect to a site, use the tools in the Connections pane to connect to the site that you want to manage. Then click the site in the tree.

  3. In Features View, on the SiteHome page, double-click a feature to configure that feature for the site.

Server administrators and non-administrators can configure settings for applications in IIS Manager. Non-administrators must be granted permission to an application and provided with logon details by a server administrator. Then the user can provide credentials to connect to that application and then can configure settings for the application.

noteNote
Server administrators have access to all sites and applications on the web server. Non-administrators who connect to a site have access to delegated features in that site and any applications within that site.

  1. Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 8).

  2. In the Connections pane:

    • If you are a server administrator, expand the Sites node. Expand the site that contains the application that you want to manage, and then click the application in the tree.

    • If you are a non-administrator who has permission to connect to a site, use the tools in the Connections pane to connect to the site that contains the application that you want to manage. Expand the site in the tree, and then click the application.

    • If you are a non-administrator who has permission to connect to an application, use the tools in the Connections pane to connect to the application that you want to manage. Then click the application in the tree.

  3. On the application Home page, double-click a feature to configure the feature for the application.

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