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Microsoft® Windows Server 2003: Administrator’s Companion by Jason Gerend, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Server-Level Administration

Server-level administration involves the following tasks:

  • Connecting to a machine running IIS to administer that machine

  • Backing up and restoring the configuration of the machine

  • Enabling global bandwidth throttling for all Web and FTP sites on the machine

  • Configuring various master properties that apply globally to all Web and FTP sites created on the machine

  • Compressing files by using HTTP compression

  • Configuring the global Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) map

  • Setting server extensions (if you have Microsoft FrontPage 2000 server extensions installed)

Let’s begin with the general administration tasks and global settings you can configure for IIS on a Windows server. You can perform some common server-level ...

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