Create an IIS Manager User Account (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Add an IIS Manager user account in IIS Manager when you want to allow a user to connect to a site or an application on your server, but you do not want to create a Windows user account or add the user to a Windows group. IIS Manager user credentials consist of a user name and password that are created in IIS Manager and are used exclusively for IIS Manager to access the IIS configuration files.

After you create an IIS Manager user account, you can allow the user to connect to sites and applications. The user can then configure delegated features in those sites and applications.


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 Users Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements

  • None.

To add an IIS Manager user

  1. Open IIS Manager. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In the Connections pane, click the server node.

  3. In Features View, double-click IIS Manager Users.

  4. On the IIS Manager Users page, in the Actions pane, click Add User.

  5. In the Add User dialog box, in the User name box, type a user name.

  6. In the Password and Confirm password boxes, type a password.

  7. Click OK.

See Also


Configuring IIS Manager Users (IIS 7)
Configuring Permissions for IIS Manager Users and Windows Users (IIS 7)
Configuring Delegation for a Site or an Application in IIS 7