You can manage the following features using IIS Remote Manager:


Delegated Setting


.NET Compilation

Read Only (changed from Read/Write)

Specifies settings for ASP.NET compilation processing directives such as the temporary compilation directory.

Prevents users from setting the temporary compilation directory manually.

.NET Globalization


Specifies settings for the default culture and globalization properties for Web requests.

.NET Profile


Specifies the settings for user selected options in ASP.NET applications.

.NET Roles

Configuration Read/Write

Specifies the settings for groups for use with .NET users and forms authentication.

.NET Trust Levels

Read/Write (stays as Read/Write)

Specifies the trust level. By locking down the trust level when you follow the ASP.NET guidance in this document, you will set this to Read Only and locking it for the server. Prevents Web site owners from setting the trust level to a higher level than that set by the server administrator. For example, if the administrator sets a custom trust level, make this setting Read Only so it cannot be overridden.

.NET Users

Configuration Read/Write

Specifies the settings for management of users who belong to roles and that use forms authentication.

Application Settings


Specifies the settings for storing data (name and value pairs) that managed code applications use at runtime.


Read Only

Specifies classic ASP settings.

ASP / Enable Parent Paths


Specifies classic ASP settings. Enables / Disables Parent Paths for classic ASP applications.

ASP.NET Impersonation


Specifies impersonation settings. Site owners can use this to run their site under a different security context.

Authentication - Anonymous


Specifies anonymous authentication settings.

Authentication - Basic


Specifies basic authentication settings.

Authentication - Digest


Specifies digest authentication settings.

Authentication - Forms


Specifies forms authentication settings.

Authentication - Windows


Specifies Windows authentication settings.

Authorization Rules


Specifies the list of Allow or Deny rules that control access to content.


Read Only

Specifies the properties for CGI applications.

You should leave this setting as Read Only to prevent users from changing settings.



Specifies the settings to configure compression.

Connection Strings


Specifies the connection strings that applications use.

Default Document


Specifies the default document(s) for the Web site. By making this setting Read/Write, users can specify a custom default document for their site without contacting the server administrator.

Directory Browsing


Specifies directory browsing settings.

Error Pages

Read/Write (from RO)

Specifies what HTTP error responses are returned.

Failed Request Tracing Rules

Not delegated (changed from RW)

Specifies settings for failed request tracing rules. Enables users to create rules for tracing requests based on parameters like time taken or status code, and diagnose problems with their site.

Feature Delegation

Not Delegated (changed from Read/Write)

Specifies settings for delegating features to applications.

It can be turned off unless server administrators want to enable this feature for site owners. 

Handler Mappings


Specifies the handlers that process requests for certain file types (includes script maps, managed handlers, etc.)

HTTP Redirect


Specifies the HTTP redirection settings.

HTTP Response Headers


Specifies HTTP headers that are added to responses from the Web server.

IPv4 Address and Domain Restrictions

Read/Write (from RO)

Specifies the IP and domain restriction list.

ISAPI Filters

Read/Write (from RO)

Specifies ISAPI filters that process requests made to the site or server, such as ASP.NET.


Not Delegated

Specifies the logging settings for the Web server.

Machine Key


Specifies hashing and encryption settings for applications services, such as view state, forms authentication and membership and roles.

MIME Types

Read/Write (stays RW)

Specifies what file types can be served as static files.



Specifies native and managed code modules that process requests made to the site or server.

Output Caching


Specifies rules for caching output.

Pages and Controls


Specifies page and control settings for applications.

Redirect Rules


Specifies settings for redirecting requests to another file or URL.

Session State


Specifies session state and forms authentication cookie settings.

SMTP E-mail


Specifies email address and delivery options for email sent from the site.

SSL Settings

Read Only

Specifies settings for SSL.

URL Rewrite


Provides a rule-based rewriting mechanism for changing requested URL’s before they get processed by web server.

You can find more information about IIS Remote Manager at the IIS website.

To connect to your hosted web server using IIS Remote Manager, read the Knowledge Base article on How do I connect to Windows 2008/IIS7 using the Microsoft IIS Remote Manager?.