Enable Remote IIS Management

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In order to manage IIS application pools and websites remotely, System Frontier relies on the IIS Management Scripts and Tools role feature. Use the following steps to ensure it’s installed on the target server.

GUI Install

  1. Open Server Manager on (or connect to) the target server
  2. Navigate to Manage > Add Roles and Features > Web Server (IIS) > Management Tools
  3. Check the box for IIS Management Scripts and Tools
  4. Click Next to complete the installation.

Scripted Install

  1. Open an administrative PowerShell prompt on the target server and run the following command:
    Install-WindowsFeature Web-Scripting-Tools
  2. You should see the output similar to the following if successful:
    Success Restart Needed Exit Code Feature Result
    ------- -------------- --------- --------------
    True No Success {IIS Management Scripts and Tools}


Now, in System Frontier, access the IIS tab for the target server. If configured properly, application pool and website information should be visible. If you still do not see any information or don’t have the ability to recycle application pools or do other management tasks, verify that you are in one or more roles with the appropriate permissions.

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