Internet Services Manager

Definition of Internet Services Manager in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Internet Services Manager?

The main administrative tool for Internet Information Services (IIS) on Microsoft Windows 2000 platforms. This tool is called Internet Service Manager in Windows NT. Internet Service Manager is implemented as a separate application in IIS versions 3.0 and earlier, but with IIS 4.0, it is implemented as a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC). In IIS 5.0 on the Windows 2000 platform, this snap-in is simply called Internet Information Services, and its shortcut in the Administrative Tools program group is called Internet Services Manager.

Using Internet Services Manager, you can

  • Create and delete virtual servers (Web sites) and virtual directories
  • Configure the properties of virtual servers, virtual directories, and individual files
  • Create and configure File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites
  • Configure the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) services
  • Configure security settings and levels
  • Start, stop, and pause virtual servers