Use the Management Service feature page to configure the management service for IIS Manager. The management service enables computer and domain administrators to remotely manage a Web server that uses IIS Manager. The service also enables non-administrative users to locally and remotely manage delegated features of sites and applications on a Web server that uses IIS Manager.
Only administrators who use IIS Manager on the local computer can configure the management service.
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
Enable remote connections
Select this option when you want to enable users to connect remotely to the Web server by using IIS Manager.
Windows credentials only
Select this option when you want to allow only users who have Windows accounts to connect to the Web server.
Windows credentials or IIS Manager credentials
Select this option when you want to allow users who have either Windows accounts or IIS Manager accounts to connect to the Web server.
Type or select an IPv4 or IPv6 address if you have a specific IP address that you want users to use when they connect to the Web server. When you do not want to specify an IP address, select All Unassigned.
Type the port that you want the connection to use when users connect to the Web server. The default is port 8172.
Select the certificate that you want to use for the Web server. You can use the Server Certificates feature if you want to add a new certificate.
Log requests to
Select this option if you want the Web server to log information when requestors try to connect to the Web server. Then configure the physical directory where the Web server logs files.
IPv4 Address Restrictions
Displays connection restrictions. Use the Allow and Deny buttons to add restrictions to the list, and the Delete button to delete a selected entry from the IPv4 Address Restrictions list.
Access for unspecified clients
Select Allow or Deny to specify whether to allow or deny requestors who do not match entries in the IPv4 Address Restrictions list. If you configure the management service to deny access for unspecified clients, but do not add any allow rules to the IPv4 Address Restrictions list, clients will be unable to connect to the server by using IIS Manager.
Opens the Add Allow Connection Rule dialog box from which you can add a rule to allow requestors based on an IPv4 address or a range of IPv4 addresses.
Opens the Add Deny Connection Rule dialog box from which you can add a rule to deny requestors based on an IPv4 address or a range of IPv4 addresses.
Deletes the selected entry in the IPv4 Address Restrictions list.
Actions Pane Elements
Saves the changes that you have made on the feature page.
Cancels the changes that you have made on the feature page.
Restarts the management service.
Starts the management service. You must start the management service to connect locally to sites and applications. If you also want to allow remote connections to sites and applications on the Web server, you must additionally enable remote connections.
Stops the management service. When the management service is stopped, you can configure settings for the management service. However, the service must be started before it can accept connections.