Use the Specify Server Connection Details wizard page to specify the name of the server to which you want to connect in IIS Manager.

If you receive an error when you try to connect to the server, check for the following possible issues:

  • You mistyped a value, such as the server name or user credentials.

  • The Web server to which you are connecting is not running IIS 7. You cannot use IIS Manager in IIS 7 to connect to a Web server that runs a previous version of IIS.

  • The management service is not started on the Web server.

  • A Firewall rule is preventing the connection.

UI Element List

Element NameDescription

Server name

Type the name of the server to which you want to connect. If the server is using a port other than 8172 (the default port configured for the management service), type the server name and the port number separated by a colon (:). For example, type contoso:8080 to connect to a server named contoso with the management service configured to accept connections on port 8080. Alternately, you can type the IPv4 or IPv6 address in block braces ([]).

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