How can we improve the management tools and experience in Windows Server?

[New Tool] IIS Management

Please provide a management interface for IIS, since you already have the functionality using the code from manage.iis.net and its REST API counterpart

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    Aftab Hussain shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • J. Greg Mackinnon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Until IIS is supported in WAC, it is essentially unmanageable via best practices.

        Whereas:
        1. It is a best practice to avoid the use of RDP for server administration.
        2. It is a best practice to use Smart Card MFA for server administration.
        3. The original IIS remote admin service is not compatible with Smart Card authentication.
        4. Manage.iis.net is not suitable for managing IIS at scale.
        Therefore:
        IIS is not manageable at scale when using MS best practices! Please prioritize adding IIS administration to WAC. We need this!

      • J. Greg Mackinnon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is absolutely necessary. The pain required to enable and secure access to the IIS Remote Administration service is ridiculous. Between activating the service on each IIS instance, managing firewall exceptions to access the service, and installing RSAT plus the remote management extension on all Windows 10 management workstations, getting buy-in for use of Windows Server Core is difficult (to say the least).

        manage.iis.net shows what you can do... please stream this interface into WAC as soon as possible. The difficulty of remote IIS administration severely limits Server Core adoption.

      • Michael Smit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, WAC has many of the tools I use for Desktop IIS installations like the process monitor and certificate management, adding IIS management would put everything in a single interface.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Build a file compare feature into Web Admin center. Ex: Beyond Compare from Scooter software.

        Is it possible for Web Admin Center to manage Unix / Linux servers.

      • Timm commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Easier adjustment i.e. for the port and SSL certificate.
        Access/Error-Logs and all the sweet IIS-Features.

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