Administrators mostly use a local or domain account that has local admin rights to manage IIS. How about non-administrator accounts? Can a non-administrator account use IIS Manager?
The answer is YES but it also depends on what you manage and how you access IIS Manager.
If you login to the server with a non-admin account and go to IIS Manager, you can only manage
By design, non-admin accounts can’t manage application pools locally.
However, If you open IIS Manager in another server and connect it to your actual server from there, you can manage:
The following steps are for a website. You can use similar steps for applications.
Step 3 – IIS Manager Permissions
Step 7 – Connecting a remote site
For managing application pools with a non-admin user remotely, add users to IIS Manager Permissions (just like we did above). Then go to “IIS Manager > Management Service” and enable it. After this change, you can open IIS Manager in another server and add this server as a new connection (blog post).
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