I have a question regarding IIS for XP. I used to install and use IIS 5.1 on my XP pro and install and use IIS 6.0 on XP pro 64bit edtion for a little while. I read that I can access and administer IIS on XP from remote computers by u*sing IIS manager.*
But when I was using IIS I didn't know that remote computers can administer my IIS on XP... and it worries me a little. Does it mean that computers on the same LAN network or even computers on outside of my LAN network(on the internet) can administer my IIS on my XP via IIS manager remotely without setting up or anything??
I looked for everywhere for the information and they all say you can do that, but it doesn't say any password protection or security issue for that.... and I was wondering if computers other than my local XP which running IIS on can administer access remotely to my IIS if they know my IP address? my XP computers were on home network and behind a router.
Also If I install I*IS 5.1* on xp, remote desktop / remote desktop web connection are also enabled by default?
If anybody reply and explain to me I would really really appreciate it!
Thank you very much in advance.