Thursday, June 14, 2012

IIS: Management Service Delegation not visible

Today I was configuring our new production environment to enable Automating Deployment with Microsoft Web Deploy. The problem was that I couldn’t find the the Management Service Delegation icon on my Windows Server 2008 R2 server. Luckily, the IIS forums brought me the solution.

It seems that when you install Web Deploy using the Web Platform Installer, not all features are available. So I went back to the download page but this time I select the x64 link instead of clicking on the big Install button.

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After downloading the package I chose to change my installation. The IIS 7 Deployment Handler and Management Service Delegation UI were shown as not being installed. So I checked this features and continued the installation. After reloading the IIS manager, the Management Service Delegation was finally there.

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