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Professional Microsoft IIS 8 by Benjamin Perkins, Dennis Glendenning, Scott Forsyth, Jeff Cochran, Kenneth Schaefer

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Windows 2012 Server Deployment Planning

Deploying IIS 8.0 begins with deploying the operating system and platform that IIS 8.0 runs on, and decisions made concerning the operating system will affect IIS 8.0. Most of the decisions for deploying IIS 8.0 are really decisions on deploying the server itself—the operating system, the network topology, backup and recovery, replication, and even whether to upgrade existing systems or install the server from scratch. IIS 8.0 is less often installed to run on its own, serving only static content. It is normally installed to support an application, such as SharePoint or ASP.NET, even if the intent is simply to serve content.

Deploying IIS 8.0 also includes deploying the mechanisms for production of applications and content. The planning stage must encompass the development, testing, and deployment of applications and content, such as whether a development server is used, if a staging server exists for code testing, or if a web farm will be needed for the production system. To a certain extent, planning some deployment features is a guessing game. How many users will you have? How much traffic will be on the network? Where will the bottlenecks be? What if your site or service catches on and you have to expand? These are all scenarios you should plan for, although some may simply be an educated guess. And the scenarios will depend greatly on what your IIS 8.0 deployment is for.

Windows Server 2012 Requirements

Windows Server 2012 requires the ...

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