I have a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 with IIS 8.5. I've configured it for remote management, and I am able to successfully connect to the IIS mangement service (on this server) from another computer, as long as I login with an "admin" account (an acct that's in the local Administrators group on the server).

I've tried to enable IIS Manager to allow non-admin accounts:

  1. I've enabled the remote Management Service: Mgmt Service
  2. I've added some non-admin users: Permissions

But, the non-admin users cannot connect to the IIS remote mgmt service: Unauthorized

As soon as I switch to an acct which is an admin on that server, it works: Authorized

How can I get IIS to allow non-admins to connect to the remote management service?

UPDATE: Based on the answer given below, non-server-admins need to choose the IIS Manager option "Connect to a Site", not "Connect to a Server". When you choose that option, you'll need to specify the Server name and the Site name:



Non-admins can connect to a web site. But only administrators can connect to the server. Reference Here.

  • Thanks. I was trying to "Connect to a Server", instead of "Connect to a Site". – jimtut Dec 12 '16 at 17:59

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