Configuring Virtual Server Manager search paths

Configuring Virtual Server Manager search paths

From the Virtual Server Manager link in the navigation pane, you can go to the Administration Website for another instance of Virtual Server in order to manage it. For this feature to work, you must first add a Virtual Server Manager search path. For instructions, see Add or Remove a Virtual Server Manager Search Path.

In addition, for Virtual Server Manager to work, you must do one of the following:

  • Configure constrained delegation on the domain controller, as described in Configuring constrained delegation. Note that constrained delegation is not supported when using Windows XP Professional as your host operating system.
  • In Internet Information Services (IIS), enable Basic authentication and disable Integrated Windows authentication on VirtualServer Websites for the current instance of Virtual Server as well as the one to manage.
By following these instructions, you are reducing the default security on the Virtual Server Web Application from Integrated Windows authentication to Basic authentication. Information that is exchanged with the server can be viewed by others on the network because Basic authentication results in data, including passwords, being transmitted over the network without data encryption. Someone attempting to compromise your system security could use a protocol analyzer to examine user passwords during the authentication process. This warning does not apply to HTTPS (or SSL) connections.

For instructions on selecting a different instance of Virtual Server to manage from the Administration Website, see Select the Virtual Server instance to manage.