Enable Buffering on the Administrative Web Site
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1
If you install the Remote Administration (HTML) Tool for IIS 6.0 on a server that has been upgraded to Windows Server 2003 from Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, you may receive an error when you try to view the administrative Web site. This error occurs because, by default, buffering is set to False in IIS 4.0. However, in IIS 6.0, buffering is set to True by default, and this setting is not changed during upgrade. To view the administrative Web site in IIS 6.0, you must enable buffering.
Credentials: Membership in the Administrators group on the local computer.
As a security best practice, log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use the Run as command to run IIS Manager as an administrator. At the command prompt, type runas /user:administrative_accountname "mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc".
In IIS Manager, double-click servername (local computer).
Double-click Web Sites.
Right-click the Administration Web site and then click Properties.
Click Home Directory, click Configuration, and then click Options.
Check the Enable buffering check box, and then click OK twice.