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PowerShell in Practice by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 13. IIS 7 and XML

This chapter covers

  • Comparing PowerShell techniques for working with IIS
  • Administering web sites and application pools
  • Managing web applications and virtual directories
  • Working with XML and configuration files

Internet Information Server (IIS) has been part of Windows since the days of the NT. The primary use of IIS is to host web-based applications by delivering web pages. It’s also one of the supporting technologies for a number of other applications including Exchange, SharePoint, and SQL Server (in the form of Reporting Services). IIS appears in so many places that knowledge of how to administer it is a “must-have” skill for many administrators.

In this chapter we’ll concentrate on IIS itself, though the skills ...

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