IIS 7 and Above
Not able to See "Explore" option in IIS Manager Action Pane
Last post Jul 18, 2018 09:14 AM by deepakpanchal10
Jul 06, 2018 07:45 AM|spjadhav|LINK
Connected to one IIS server from another IIS server Manager, able to see the Sites and application hosted on another server.
Question: But not able to See "Explore" option in IIS Manager Action Pane after connecting from another IIS server Manager console.
IIS version: 8.5
OS: Windows Server 2012 R2
Installed Web management service and configured Management service and started. Its working fine.
Able to connect IIS server from another IIS server console.
Please suggest the solution.
Jul 06, 2018 01:05 PM|lextm|LINK
That's simply by design.
"Explore" takes you to the folder that contains the contents of a site (application), which only makes sense when you launch IIS Manager from that machine locally. Of course, it shouldn't be showed when you connect remotely, as those folders cannot be opened
remotely in most cases.
Jul 06, 2018 02:52 PM|spjadhav|LINK
Jul 06, 2018 04:09 PM|lextm|LINK
Jul 09, 2018 05:23 AM|spjadhav|LINK
Thank you so much for your reply!
Can you please guide me how can we Allow/Restrict to remote users from accessing Website contents?
Need to give the permission to make changes in the site contents to some of the users not to all.
Contents are stored on non OS drive (not in inetpub folder).
Sanjay Jadhav .
Jul 13, 2018 02:30 AM|deepakpanchal10|LINK
I suggest you to use "Remote Administration and Feature Delegation" in IIS.
IIS Manager makes it easy to perform remote administration. In addition to managing IIS on the local computer, IIS Manager can manage remote servers, sites, and applications. The server administrator uses remote administration features to add IIS
Manager user accounts and to allow those users to connect to any sites or applications for which they have permission.
Configuring remote administration involves enabling remote connections in IIS Manager and configuring the type of credentials required to connect to the server. Optionally, you can change default connection and logging settings, and add connection
restrictions based on IP addresses or domain names.
For detailed information, You can refer links below.
Configuring Remote Administration and Feature Delegation in IIS
Delegating IIS administration to Domain Users (non-administrators)
Jul 16, 2018 12:53 PM|spjadhav|LINK
I have already configured IIS for "Remote Administration and Feature Delegation".
But still the question is remain same, If I connect to site or application, I am not able to see the "Explore" option in action pane.
Any way I have suggested to my users to use the Web deployer tool to make the changes in website pages by using Export and Import feature.
Still if anyone found the solution to get the "Explore" option in action pane can reply to my thread.
Jul 18, 2018 09:14 AM|deepakpanchal10|LINK
As other community member already informed you that it is not possible to get the Explore option as it will not able to open that location folder from your IIS.
So here, You need to use the work around option for any modification in that site.