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Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches by Jason Helmick

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Chapter 2. Deploying the web server

I remember my first IIS server deployment. Back in those days it was a lot more difficult than it is now. Walking miles to the data center from my desk, in the snow, uphill both ways. Those were the days. You younger administrators have it easy.

Well, in fact, you don’t. Sure, the initial default installation of IIS is simple, and you may have already done that, but you probably didn’t get all the software components and configuration you needed. In fact for many years most administrators would click a button to install IIS and walk away, leaving the rest of the installation and configuration for an imaginary “someone else.” This method doesn’t result in a successful web server. In this chapter I help you ...

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