Allow an IIS Manager User Account to Connect to a Site or an Application (IIS 7)
Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista
Allow an IIS Manager user to connect to a site or an application when you want to let the user configure delegated features in that site or application in IIS Manager.
IIS Manager user credentials consist of a user name and password pair that are created in IIS Manager and are used exclusively for IIS Manager to access the IIS configuration files. Before allowing an IIS Manager user to connect to a site or an application, you must first add the IIS Manager user account at the server level in IIS Manager. For more information about how to add IIS Manager users, see Create an IIS Manager User Account (IIS 7).
For IIS Manager users to connect to sites and applications for which you grant permission, you must configure the management service to accept connections from users who have IIS Manager credentials. For more information about how to configure the management service, see Configuring the Management Service in IIS 7.
For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see IIS Manager Permissions Feature Requirements (IIS 7).
Exceptions to feature requirements
To allow an IIS Manager user to connect to a site or an application
Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7).
In the Connections pane, expand the Sites node and select the site for which you want to grant permission to an IIS Manager user. Or, expand the site and select the application for which you want to grant permission to an IIS Manager user.
In Features View, double-click IIS Manager Permissions.
On the IIS Manager Permissions page, in the Actions pane, click Allow User.
In the Allow User dialog box, select IIS Manager to select a user account that is valid within IIS Manager but that is not a Windows account. Then click Select to open the Users dialog box.
If the IIS Manager option is disabled, the management service is not configured to accept connections from IIS Manager users. For more information about how to configure the management service, see Configuring the Management Service in IIS 7.
On the Users dialog box, select a user and then click OK.
Click OK to dismiss the Allow User dialog box.