4.4.4 Administering Sites Remotely
IIS 6.0 has remote administration options that you can use to perform administrative tasks on remote
computers running IIS. You can use the browser-based Internet Services Manager to change properties on
your site if you are connecting to your server over the Internet or through a proxy server; or you can use the
Internet Services Manager if you are on an intranet. You can also use Terminal Services over a LAN, PPTP,
or dial-up connection to remotely administer IIS.
Note: Internet Services Manager uses a Web site listed as Administration Web
site to access IIS properties. When IIS is installed, a randomly selected port
number is assigned to the Website. The site responds to Web browser
requests for all domain names installed on the computer, provided the port
number is appended to the address. If Basic authentication is used, the
administrator will be asked for a user name and password when the site is
reached. Only members of the Administrators group and Operators
group can use the site.