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How to: Open IIS Manager

IIS Manager enables you to configure Internet Information Services (IIS). How you open IIS Manager depends on the version of IIS and the operation system. The following table shows which IIS version can be used with Windows operating systems.

Operating System

IIS Version

Windows Server 2008 

IIS 7.0

Windows Server 2003 

IIS 6.0

Windows XP Professional

IIS 5.1

Windows 2000

IIS 5.0

For more information about how to upgrade the operating system so that you can use IIS 7.0, see Upgrading ASP.NET 1.1 to IIS7 on Windows Vista & Windows Server 2008.

You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedures, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

NoteNote:

On and Windows Server 2008, if User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, it might display a message when you try to access IIS Manager. If so, click Continue. For more information, see User Account Control.

To start IIS Manager from the Run dialog box

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run.

  2. In the Open box, type inetmgr and then click OK.

To start IIS Manager from the Administrative Services console

  1. On the Start menu, click All Programs, click Accessories, and then click Run.

  2. In the Run text box, type control panel, and then click OK.

  3. In the Control Panel window, click Classic View, and then double-click Administrative Tools.

  4. In the Administrative Tools window, double-click Internet Information Services.

You must be logged on as a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedures, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To open IIS Manager at a command prompt

  1. On the Start menu, click Run.

  2. In the Open dialog box, type inetmgr, and then click OK.

To open IIS Manager in Windows Server 2003

  • On the Start menu, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

To open IIS Manager in Windows XP

  1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.

    NoteNote:

    If you are using the Windows Classic theme for your desktop display, by default the Control Panel menu item is on the Settings menu.

  2. If you have not already done this, click Switch to Classic View.

  3. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Internet Information Services.

To open IIS Manager in Windows 2000

  • On the Start menu, click Applications, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Service Manager.

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