4.4.3 Operators Group
Operators are a group of users who have limited administrative privileges on individual Web sites. Members
of this group can administer properties that affect only their respective sites and do not have access to
properties that affect IIS, the Windows server computer hosting IIS, or the network. This method of
distributed server administration has the following advantages:
• Each member of the Operators group can act as the site administrator and can change or reconfigure
the Web site as necessary. For example, the operator can set Web site access permissions, enable logging,
change the default document or footer, set content expiration, and enable content ratings features.
• The Web site operator is not permitted to change the identification of Web sites, configure the
anonymous user name or password, throttle bandwidth, create virtual directories or change their paths, or
change application isolation.
• Because members of the Operators group have more limited privileges than Web site administrators,
they are unable to remotely browse the file system and therefore cannot set properties on directories and
files, unless a UNC path is used.