Power Users and IIS

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
How can I allow power users to use IIS manager? When I log on as an administrator, I can see all of my folders etc. under the Websites folder, but if I log on as a power user there is nothing under the Websites folder.
Question by:kew62
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    Simple answer - you can't.

    The Metabase has internal Access Control Lists that require you to be a member of the Local Administrators group to access it properly.


    Dave Dietz

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    I have read other posts about this and from what I read, it seems as though it is possible. I fooled around with the suggested solutions that I saw but was unable to get it to work properly. I thought maybe I just interpretted it wrong and I figured I would try to get into a conversation with someone about this. Are you absolutely positive that it cannot be done?
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    You *can* modify the MetaACLs in the metabase to allow other users to administer IIS.

    That said, you can also break the MetaACLs in the metabase such that no one can administer IIS.

    Additionally. modifying the MetaACLs is *not* supported by Microsoft and if you break something they will not help you fix it.

    Best bet is to stay with the official statement that you must be a Local Administrator to administer IIS.

    Dave Dietz

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