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: microsoft.com/downloads/… 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

If you are running in a client SKU (Windows Vista or Windows 7) you need to install support for Remote Management: x86: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655671 x64: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9655672

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.

More info: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/158/remote-administration-for-iis-manager/

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