I have a Windows 2012 server with IIS 8 on it. I am trying to allow users within a IIS_ADMIN group on my Active Directory to be allowed to administer the server.
When I log into my server with a user that is in the IIS_ADMIN group, and I open IIS, i am presented with the start page and only the start page.
I will then try to connect to the local server using the "Connect to a server..." option, I am presented with the error "Unauthorized.
I can log into the server as Administrator or a member of the administrator group and see the start page as well as the local server in IIS.
The Expected Result
I want to be able to add any user to the IIS_ADMIN group within my AD and have them be able to see the server when they log onto it and open IIS.
What I have Tried
I have tried a few different options here to try to solve this problem.
- Add AD group (IIS_ADMIN) to the IIS_USRS Local Group on the local group policy
- Add AD group (IIS_ADMIN) to the Administrator Group on the local server
- Added user of the IIS_ADMIN group to the Administrators Group on the local server (this works but not what I want because this would give User administrator access to the whole system)