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asked Sep 13, 2013 in IIS by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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In order to take a more proactive stance against malicious users and attackers, IIS is installed in a highly secure and locked mode. By default, IIS serves only static content - meaning features like ASP, ASP.NET, server-side includes, WebDAV publishing, FrontPage ® Server Extensions, and Common Gateway Interfaces - do not work unless enabled. If you do not enable this functionality after installing IIS, by default on this denial, IIS returns a generic 404 custom error page to prevent disclosure of configuration information. IIS also writes the 404 error with the substatus code of 2 (404.2) in the W3C Extended log files, by default.
Important noteImportant Note:

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure (or procedures), or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use Runas to open a command window from which you can run other programs like IIS Manager.

To open a command window under secure credentials, from a command prompt, type the following:

Runas /user:domain_or_machine_name\administrative_account_name "cmd /k"

To open IIS Manager from the secure command window, type the following:

mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc
answered Sep 13, 2013 by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013
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In order to take a more proactive stance against malicious users and attackers, IIS is installed in a highly secure and locked mode. By default, IIS serves only static content - meaning features like ASP, ASP.NET, server-side includes, WebDAV publishing, FrontPage ® Server Extensions, and Common Gateway Interfaces - do not work unless enabled. If you do not enable this functionality after installing IIS, by default on this denial, IIS returns a generic 404 custom error page to prevent disclosure of configuration information. IIS also writes the 404 error with the substatus code of 2 (404.2) in the W3C Extended log files, by default.
Important noteImportant Note:

You must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer to perform the following procedure (or procedures), or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. As a security best practice, log on to your computer using an account that is not in the Administrators group, and then use Runas to open a command window from which you can run other programs like IIS Manager.

To open a command window under secure credentials, from a command prompt, type the following:

Runas /user:domain_or_machine_name\administrative_account_name "cmd /k"

To open IIS Manager from the secure command window, type the following:

mmc %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv\iis.msc
answered Sep 13, 2013 by rajesh
edited Sep 12, 2013

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