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Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches by Jason Helmick

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Chapter 1. Before you begin

Are you an inadvertent IIS administrator, or even a reluctant one? I used to be and still am on occasion. I understand the life of a systems administrator—it’s all about time management. We spend our days putting out fires, bringing new services online, and keeping the network always available for our users and the business. As an administrator I may have known IIS was lurking in my servers, waiting for me to install it and build a website, but I didn’t want to use my time for that stuff. IIS wasn’t that interesting to me, and I wanted to play with sexier technologies like Microsoft Exchange and SharePoint. I chose to ignore IIS and left it to the other system admins.

But my reluctance to spend time learning IIS ...

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