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How to Cheat at IIS 7 Server Administration

Book Description

According to Microsoft, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 is a web server that provides a secure, easy to manage platform for developing and reliably hosting Web applications and services. With the new version of IIS, there are more security options, 40 new feature models that allow administrators to customize their settings, and a new set of administration tools. Administrators migrating from version 6 will find this How to Cheat book the perfect vehicle for getting up to speed fast on the new version.
IIS version 7 is the perfect product for the How to Cheat series. This new version from Microsoft is an ambitious overhaul that tries to balance the growing needs for performance, cost effectiveness, and security. For the average SysAdmin, it will present a difficult migration path from earlier versions and a vexing number of new features. How to Cheat promises help get IIS 7 up and running as quickly and safely as possible.

*Provides the multi-tasked SysAdmin with the essential information needed to perform the daily tasks
*Emphasizes best-practice security measures
*Cover the major new release of IIS 7, which will create significant challenges for IT managers

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  5. Copyright
  6. Technical Editor
  7. Technical Editor
  8. Foreword
  9. About the Author
  10. Preface
  11. Chapter 1: Getting Started with IIS 7.0
    1. Introduction
    2. Inside the Changes in IIS 7.0
    3. IIS 6.0 versus IIS 7.0: The Delta
    4. Summary
    5. Solutions Fast Track
  12. Chapter 2: Installation of IIS 7.0
    1. Introduction
    2. Install Types Available in IIS 7.0
    3. Installation Feature Sets
    4. IIS 7.0 Modules
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
  13. Chapter 3: The Extensible Core Server
    1. Introduction
    2. Understanding Development Advantages in IIS 7.0
    3. Extending IIS 7.0 with Native (C\C++) Modules
    4. Enabling Managed Code (ASP.NET)in IIS 7.0
    5. Summary
    6. Solutions Fast Track
  14. Chapter 4: Get Started with IIS 7.0’s Configuration
    1. Introduction
    2. Introducing ApplicationHost.config
    3. Enabling Delegated Administration in IIS 7.0
    4. Summary
    5. Solutions Fast Track
  15. Chapter 5: Administration of an IIS 7.0 Web Server
    1. Introduction
    2. Accomplishing Tasks Using IIS Manager
    3. Accessing Information Using AppCmd.exe
    4. Configuring and Using Trace Log Data with AppCmd
    5. Writing Scripts Using the New WMI Provider
    6. Managed Code Administration: Inside Microsoft.Web.Administration
    7. Summary
    8. Solutions Fast Track
  16. Chapter 6: Troubleshooting 101: Diagnostics in IIS 7.0
    1. Introduction
    2. Using IIS 7.0’s Custom Detailed Errors
    3. Inside IIS 7.0’s Failed Request Tracing
    4. Breakpoints: Extending IIS 7.0’s Tracing
    5. Reality: Inside What Tracing Can’t Do in IIS 7.0
    6. Summary
    7. Solutions Fast Track
  17. Chapter 7: Putting It All Together
    1. Introduction
    2. Migrating to IIS 7.0
    3. The Developer’s Call to Arms
    4. Summary
    5. Solutions Fast Track
  18. Appendix A: Monitoring IIS 6.0 with Microsoft Log Parser
  19. Appendix B: SQL Grammar Reference
  20. Appendix C: Function Reference
  21. Appendix D: Input Format Reference
  22. Appendix E: Output Format Reference
  23. Index