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By Tim Marshall - Houston ·
I want to admin my IIS server from my workstation. How do I register the IIS.msc file so that I can add this snap-in to my MMC. Thanks

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by JediMaster2003 In reply to IIS MMC snap-in

To add an item to a new MMC console for a remote computer:
1. Open MMC.
2. On the Console menu, click Add/Remove Snap-in, and then click Add.
3. Under Snap-in, double-click the item you want to add, and do the following:

Click Another computer, type the name of the computer you want this item to manage, and then click Finish.
If a wizard appears, follow the instructions on your screen.
To add another item to the console, repeat step 3.

NOTES;
To open MMC, click Start, clickRun, type mmc, and then click OK.
If you add a snap-in to a console, but then the snap-in becomes damaged, try adding another instance of the same snap-in to the console, configure it as needed, and then remove the first instance of the snap-in.If a snap-in does not appear in the list, you must first install the program, device, or service administered by the snap-in. In addition, if you are using Windows 2000 and are part of a domain, you can access snap-ins from the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box that are not locally installed, but are available in the Active Directory directory service. For more information, see Windows 2000 Server Help.
If a dialog box or a wizard does not appear in Step 3, you can only use the item to administeryour local computer.
If a console is saved to the per-user Administrative Tools folder (in Windows 2000, located at systemdrive\Documents and Settings\user\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools), it is then available in the Administrative Toolsfolder on the Programs menu for that user.
To make an item subordinate to an item in the console tree other than the console root, click the appropriate item in Snap-ins added to before you click Add in step 2.

Hope this helps out....

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by Tim Marshall - Houston In reply to IIS MMC snap-in

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by Joseph Moore In reply to IIS MMC snap-in

You are gonna have to add IIS services to your workstation first, then you can configure it to monitor a remote IIS server.
So, if you run NT4 Workstation, run the NT4 Option Pack and add IIS. That will properly install the IIS 4 snap-in, which youcan use to monitor a Win2K IIS server. Yet, if you do have NT4, and you monitor a Win2K IIS server, then read Technet article Q284930. There can be problems.

Now, if you have Win2K Professional, then go to Add/Remove Programs -> Add Windows Components and add IIS. That will properly install and register IIS.MSC, which you then can set up to monitor the remote IIS server.

And no, you just can't copy over IIS.MSC from a IIS server and run it on your Workstation (I tried that; doesn't work!)

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by Joseph Moore In reply to IIS MMC snap-in

Oh forgot:
Microsoft really recommends either using the Administrative Web Site to remotely monitor a IIS server, or to use Terminal Services. From a few things I found on their site, using the IIS snap-in remotely should be your third option.
But, personally, I HATE the administrative web site!! I mean I loathe it!!!
And having Terminal Services running on a public web server can be a security problem. I like TS, but not on a public server!

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