I am trying to set up remote managment of IIS 7 on a Win2008 web server that is behind a Win2003 firewall server. I have installed IIS Management Service on the server & the manager console on my Win7 PC, and created a VPN to the firewall. I created a local windows user account on the web server (as there is no active directory) for the IIS client management console to use for connection credentials, and I also created an IIS Manager User account as I have set up the Management Service to accept both Windows & IIS credentials and gave the IIS Manager User permissions to all the sites.
The issue is that I am only able to connect to the web server from the client manager console if the local windows user on the web server has admin rights. For some reason, the IIS user credentials are not accepted. What am I missing? I need the ability to manage IIS remotely without using a local server admin account.