Article ID: 234142
We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
When you change the name of the computer that Internet Information Server (IIS) is installed on, most IIS functionality continues to work properly without any intervention; however, the following functions of IIS need to be updated:
Note: This article does not cover the scenario of having Site Server 3.0 installed. Changing the name of a computer with Site Server installed creates a non-supportable environment. If the computer is renamed, full functionality may only be restored by restoring the OS to its previous configuration from backup. Limited functionality is possible; however, this configuration is not supported.
This article assumes that when the Windows NT Option Pack was installed, a Remote administrative account was NOT selected for MTS; instead, the default of Local user was accepted. It also assumes that no custom MTS packages have been installed (other than the packages that are automatically created for ASP applications). If these assumptions are not true in your case, MTS may need more modification than what is described in this article.
This article also assumes that the original IUSR and IWAM accounts (IUSR_Old_ComputerName and IWAM_Old_ComputerName by default) will continue to be used. Although they use the old computer name, these accounts are still valid and usable.
This article does not apply to Windows 2000, because Microsoft has simplified the process for renaming a computer that is running Internet Information Services 5.0. To change the NetBIOS name of a computer that is running IIS 5.0, simply rename the server and restart it. After you restart the server, Windows 2000 Compensating Resource Managers (CRM) correct the inconsistency in the System COM+ Application and allow IIS 5.0 to function normally with the new NetBIOS name. Note that the IUSR and IWAM account names are not changed, but are still valid.
Fixing the MMCIf no computer name is displayed under "Internet Information Server" in the Scope (left hand) pane of the MMC, you need to create a new console (.msc) for the MMC that includes the Internet Information Server and Microsoft Transaction Server snap-ins.
Note: The following error message may also occur:
To fix these problems, create a new console (.msc) for the MMC by performing the following steps:
Error connecting to Old_ComputerName: The RPC server is unavailable.
IMPORTANT: Any customization that you previously performed to the original IIS console will be lost.
Updating Isolated Process MTS Packages