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Internet Information Services Administration

Book Description

Administrators who know IIS from previous versions need this book to show them in concrete detail how to configure the new protocols, authenticate users with the new Certificate Server, and implement and manage the new e-commerce features. You want to know how to work with the MMC, so that you'll be ready for Windows NT 5.0. This book gives you all of that: a quick read that provides real world solutions, and doubles as a portable reference. Although IIS has been available for several years now, version 4.0 of the Internet Information Server marks a major change in Microsoft's approach to Enterprise Web Service. The brand new feature set in IIS 4.0 reads like a wish list of hot Internet technologies. Administration of IIS has been overhauled by the integration of the Microsoft Management Console and is the first product to use MMC.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Contributor
  4. About the Technical Reviewers
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Your Feedback Is Valuable
  7. Introduction
  8. Installing and Managing IIS
    1. Before Installation
    2. System Requirements
    3. Security Preview
    4. Organizing Content
    5. Installation
    6. Managing Internet Information Services
    7. Backups
  9. Internetworking Considerations
    1. Hosting Options
    2. DNS Configuration
    3. Handling Capacity Requirements
  10. Integrating IIS with Windows 2000 Security
    1. How Windows 2000 Security Works with IIS
    2. Windows 2000 Security Recommendations
    3. User and Group Accounts
    4. NTFS
    5. Auditing and Logging
    6. Security Planning
  11. IIS Security
    1. Internet Information Services Security with Windows 2000
    2. IP Address and Domain Name Restrictions
    3. Access Permissions
    4. Authentication
    5. Impersonation
  12. Customizing WWW Sites
    1. Under the Hood of HTTP
    2. Organization of Sites
    3. Operators
    4. Home Directory
    5. Host Headers
    6. Server Extensions
  13. Customizing the FTP Service
    1. FTP Architecture
    2. FTP Site Properties
    3. Security Accounts
    4. Home Directory
    5. FTP Virtual Directories
    6. Step-by-Step Setup
  14. Running Web Applications
    1. Applications and Internet Information Services
    2. Configuring MIME Types
    3. ISAPI Applications
    4. ASP Applications
    5. Creating a Web Application
  15. Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions
    1. Installing FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
    2. Configuring FrontPage 2000 Extensions
    3. Administering FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions
    4. Security Issues with FrontPage
    5. Connecting to a FrontPage Web
    6. Integration with Other Services
  16. SSL and Certificate Services
    1. An Overview of the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    2. Encrypting Communication
    3. Client Certificate Mapping
    4. Server Certificates and Certificate Authorities
    5. Installing and Configuring Certificate Services
  17. IIS SMTP Service and NNTP Service
    1. How SMTP Works
    2. SendMail Components
    3. Other Mail Solutions
    4. SMTP Site Properties
    5. NNTP Service
  18. Connecting to Databases
    1. Microsoft Data Access Components
    2. How to Make the Connection
    3. Microsoft SQL Server versus Access
    4. Version Checking
    5. Security Issues
  19. Managing Log Files
    1. Understanding Log File Formats
    2. Generating Reports from Log Files
    3. Managing Log Files
  20. Performance Tuning and Reliability
    1. Optimizing Web Site Performance
    2. Running Applications
    3. Using Performance Monitor
    4. Editing the Registry to Improve Performance
    5. Improving ASP Functionality
    6. Load Testing
  21. Index