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By TechSerf ·
right now we have 110 NT domains spread out in a WAN. each has it's own IIS 4 running and is administered at it's respective site.

the goal is, 1 big win2K web server (or NLB set up) at HQ to host 110 'virtual sites'. IP's are no problem because they could all be remapped and DNS is all set as it is. my main, first question is, how do we set things up so that the webmaster at each NT site, can connect easily and manage their own website with ease?

thanks in advance

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by Joseph Moore In reply to many NT domains, 1 web se ...

Well, I see a couple different ways of looking at this.
From a web site developer standpoint (making/modifying/deleting HTML pages) you could install FrontPage Server Extensions on each web site, set up the permissions there, and then give each admin the permissions to use the extensions to make changes to his/her web site. The admins would have to use FrontPage to modify the site's pages, so it depends on how you feel on that!
Now, for a physical file structure and logical web site administration standpoint, this is an entirely different situation. Yes, with FP extensions, you can make new folders under your web site, but if you need to modify the Web Site properties themselves, then the admins need to use the MMC snap-in for IIS (Internet Services Manager). Now, in order to do THAT, they need to be able to connect to your Win2K server over the WAN on the NetBIOS TCP ports, so you will have to ensure they are open (not blocked by firewalls).
Also, you would need to have the Win2Kserver as a domain member of a domain that has a trust with every other domain (all 110 domains), so each admin in his/her own domain can authenticate and connect. This is the part that is more difficult.
Do the remote NT domains trust your centraldomain? That would sure be a lot of trusting going on, but that is OK.

It should be possible, though, to do what you suggest. YOu "could" configure a central server with 110 IP addresses, and configure each site to use a different site. Then, setup the NTFS security permissions on each site to allow the remote Admin from his/her own trusted domain access to their web site' files/folders.
You could also set up the remote admin's account to be an operator in the web site Properties.
I don't think the setup, though, is gonna be done in an afternoon. You are gonna have to test this one out.
But from a purely physical nature, I "think" IIS can handle it.

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by mmurphy In reply to many NT domains, 1 web se ...

Unless you have SSL, therfe dis no need to have 110 IP's...
Use IIS and create virtual sites ... The ip management for 110 ips would be a full time job.
Once the server is Set run terminall services and set the permissions to allow remote admin.
You may want to invest in a commercial Webhosting Control PAnel that will allow access to each site via user anme and pass

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