Administering IIS 6 from your Windows XP Laptop...
Originally published July 15, 2004
If you've ever tried to remotely administer an IIS 6 (Windows 2003) server from your Windows XP desktop using the IIS MMC console, you've noticed that it doesn't work.
The IIS snap-in that comes with Windows XP is apparently version 5.1 and it refuses to administer 6.0.
There is a download from Microsoft that fixes this problem. It was somewhat hidden. (Like anything these days, it's probably about using the right search terms!) Here is the fruit of my labor in finding it:
Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 Manager for Windows XP