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Accessing IIS 6.0 Help

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

The following resources help you learn more about IIS 6.0.

IIS 6.0 Technical Overview

This paper is a technical overview of the many new features of IIS 6.0, including application pools and worker process isolation mode. It also describes IIS 6.0 improvements in Web server reliability, availability, management, scalability, and security. For more information, see the IIS 6.0 Technical Overview on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

IIS 6.0 Content Revision Summary

This document lists the changes that were made to the content in the IIS 6.0 Deployment Guide, the IIS 6.0 Operations Guide, and the IIS 6.0 Technical Reference since the original release of the documentation. To learn more, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

IIS 6.0 Deployment

Prescriptive, task-based, and scenario-based guidance helps you design an IIS 6.0 solution that meets your needs. Scenarios include installing a new IIS 6.0 Web server, upgrading an existing Web server from an earlier version of IIS, and migrating existing Apache or IIS Web sites and applications to a newly installed Web server. To learn more, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

IIS 6.0 Operations

Learn how to perform common administrative tasks, set up Web sites, administer Web servers, configure performance and logging settings, and troubleshoot IIS 6.0. Reference material includes descriptions of metabase properties, registry keys, performance counters, and events. To learn more, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

IIS 6.0 Technical Reference

In-depth technical reference information helps you effectively operate, maintain, and troubleshoot servers that are running IIS 6.0. Content includes a complete description of IIS 6.0 architecture and the practical information and tools to help you perform everyday administrative tasks. To learn more, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

IIS 6.0 TechCenter Web Site

This Web site contains links to many resources that help deploy, maintain, and support IIS. To learn more, see the IIS 6.0 TechCenter on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

UrlScan Version 2.5

This security tool restricts the types of HTTP requests that IIS processes. By blocking specific HTTP requests, UrlScan helps prevent potentially harmful requests from reaching the server. For more information, see the UrlScan Security Tool on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

IIS 6.0 Migration Tool

This command-line tool automates several of the steps that are required to move a Web application from IIS 4.0, IIS 5.0, or IIS 6.0 to a clean installation of IIS 6.0. The tool transfers configuration data, Web site content, and application settings to a new IIS 6.0 server. For more information, see the IIS 6.0 Migration Tool on the Microsoft Download Center.

IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools

The IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools can help you administer, secure, and manage IIS. Use them to query log files, deploy Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates, use custom site authentication, verify permissions, troubleshoot problems, and more. For more information, see IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools on the Microsoft Download Center.

IIS IT Pro Community on TechNet

Contact other IT Professionals who use IIS. Participate in discussion groups, read FAQs, join a user group, and get the latest webcast schedule. For more information, see the IIS Community Center on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

White Papers

Deploying and Configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 with Remotely Stored Content on UNC Servers and NAS Devices

This paper describes how to configure and tune IIS 6.0 and a remote server acting as a centralized store for files, applications, or other network resources made available to IIS using a Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path name. For more information, see Deploying and Configuring Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 with Remotely Stored Content on UNC Servers and NAS Devices on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

Configuring Application Isolation on Windows Server 2003 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0

This paper explains application isolation as it relates to Web applications that run on Web servers that are running IIS 6.0 in worker process isolation mode. For more information, see Configuring Application Isolation on Windows Server 2003 and Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.

IIS Downloads

The Internet Information Services Downloads page provides links to tools and papers that help you manage and monitor an IIS 6.0 Web server.

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