A technique for remotely administering servers using a standard Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer as the client-side administrative interface. Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) supports HTML-based administration (HTMLA) from any Web browser that supports frames and JScript.
HTMLA is based on Microsoft’s Component Object Model (COM) and Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) architectures. The purpose of HTMLA is to simplify remote management of network resources and services by requiring that only client machines used for remote administration run a standard Web browser. Most of today’s networking products are moving toward HTMLA.