You cannot use ADSI to change the AdminACL property remotely in Internet Information Services

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Symptoms

When you try to use Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) to modify the AdminACL property of the Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) metabase from a remote computer, the operation may not be successful.

Cause

The IIS ADSI provider always passes NULL as the first parameter of the computer name for the LookupAccountSid function and the LookupAccountName function.

Resolution

Internet Information Services 5.1

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next service pack that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version         Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------
   25-Jul-2003  18:36  5.1.2600.1251  250,880  Adsiis51.dll 

Internet Information Services 5.0

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that this article describes. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version         Size    File name
   ------------------------------------------------------
   19-Jun-2003  22:23  5.0.2195.6759  246,544  Adsiis.dll

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

The IIS ADSI provider resolves the account name security identifier (SID) on the computer that is running. If you try to administer a remote Web server, the local account of the remote computer is passed to the LookupAccountSid function on the administration computer. This computer name parameter is always NULL, and the IIS ADSI code always tries to resolve it locally. The operation may not be successful because the accounts may have different SIDs on different computers.

Note This problem affects only remote administration through ADSI and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The WMI provider uses ADSI provider code to deal with the AdminACL property.

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Article ID: 822808 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 3.0
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