While most of the administrative operations on Web sites are performed on a Web server, SharePoint Designer also provides you with some options that either take you to the administrative console on the Web server or let you perform the management operations in the SharePoint Designer user interface itself. For example, if you want to set a Web page as the default home page for your Web site, you don't really need to go to the IIS management console on the Web server to make this change. You can just right-click on the page and then choose Set as Home Page from the popup menu. This automatically makes the Web page the default page for the Web site.
When working with remote Web sites residing on a Web server, you can change Web site server properties by using the Properties menu option available by right-clicking on the site root folder in the Folder List task pane. As shown in Figure 23.8, the Properties dialog box allows you to change the execute permissions for the Web site:
Allow scripts to be run: This option lets you configure the Web site folder to allow for execution of scripts, such as ASP, ASP.NET, etc.
Allow files to be browsed: This option allows you to specify if files in the folder can be browsed to.
Allow anonymous uploads to this directory: Only available if the Allow scripts to be run check box is deselected, this option allows you to specify if anonymous users can upload files to a folder on a Web server.
Allow uploaded files to ...