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Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches by Jason Helmick

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Chapter 16. Sharing content and configuration to the web farm

Regardless of the load balancing and high availability technology you choose, supplying the web content to your websites becomes a challenge as your web farm grows. So far in this book you’ve had locally stored content (website files) on the web server for each of your websites. That becomes challenging in a web farm when you need to update or add to those files—you’ll find yourself running around copying files to each server in the farm. This chapter focuses on ways to make this process more manageable by automating the file copy process using PowerShell or Microsoft’s Distributed File System.

Content doesn’t have to be locally stored; it can be centralized in a single location ...

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