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I'm trying to remote access an IIS7 machine, in our LAN. When i start IIS Manager, I do not have the Connect to a Server option .. as shown in the diagram, below.

Anyone know how I can get this to show? What setting do I need to install? Powershell script, anyone?

Cheers :)

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what are you running as a client? do you have RSAT installed? – Nick Kavadias Jul 23 '10 at 5:42
@Nick Kavadias : RSAT ??? (maybe that answers my question ... ??) Client i'm using? same as the image above -> IIS Manager (as stated in the OP). – Pure.Krome Jul 23 '10 at 6:09
RSAT:… client as in client OS – Nick Kavadias Jul 23 '10 at 7:26
RSAT has all the remote tools except remote IIS management. SeeCarlosAG's answer below. – Chris S Jul 23 '10 at 14:34
@Nick Kavadias -- Ahh! gotcha. Win7 Enterprise x64. But yeah, CarloseAG's answer is the magic winning ticket. Cheers everyone for your help :) – Pure.Krome Jul 25 '10 at 10:14
up vote 6 down vote accepted

If you are running in a client SKU (Windows Vista or Windows 7) you need to install support for Remote Management: x86: x64:

Also make sure the server enables Remote Administration (WMSVC) by: Inetmgr.exe -> Server -> Management Service... enable remote connections and start the service. also make sure to make it auto-start inside the Services snap-in so that if you reboot the service, WMSVC comes back.

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