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Here's the eminently practical, pocket-sized reference for IT and Web professionals working with Microsoft IIS 6.0. Designed for quick referencing and compulsively readable, this portable guide covers all the basics needed for everyday tasks. Topics include Web administration fundamentals, Web server administration, essential services administration, and performance, optimization, and maintenance. It's the fast-answers guide that helps users consistently save time and energy as they administer IIS 6.0.
Arranged according to job-related tasks, this compact handbook describes techniques for the daily administration of web servers running Microsoft internet information services (IIS), and for working with file transfer protocol (FTP) servers, SMTP and POP3 e-mail services, indexing services, and web service extensions. Architectural changes to version 6 of IIS are highlighted throughout. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Speed and ease of reference is an essential part of this hands-on guide.
The book has an expanded table of contents and an extensive index for
finding answers to problems quickly. Many other quick reference features
have been added to the book as well. These features include quick
step-by-steps, lists, tables with fast facts, and extensive
cross-references. The book is broken down into both parts and chapters. The
parts contain a part-opener paragraph or two about the chapters grouped in
Part I “Web Administration Fundamentals” covers the fundamental tasks you need for IIS administration. Chapter 1 provides an overview of IIS administration tools, techniques and concepts. Chapter 2 explores core IIS administration. You'll learn about administration components, Windows services, Internet Services Manager and server configurations.
In Part II "Web Server Administration", you’ll find the essential tasks for administering Web servers running IIS. Chapter 3 details management techniques for Web servers. You'll also learn how to create and manage virtual directories. Customizing IIS is the key focus of Chapter 4. In this chapter, you’ll learn about ISAPI filters, custom HTTP headers, custom errors and more. Chapter 5 discusses techniques and procedures you'll use to run IIS application and application pools on your Web servers. Chapter 6 extends this discussion to cover Web Service Extensions, including Background Intelligent Transfer Service and FrontPage Server Extensions.
Chapter 7 covers Web server security. To manage server security, you'll create user logins, configure directory permissions, and assign operators. The permissions and operator privileges you assign determine the actions users can perform as well as what areas of the Web site they can access. The final chapter in this section explores server certificates and SSL. Certificates are used to enable secure Web communications. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is used to protect sensitive information by encrypting the data sent between client browsers and your server.
Essential services administration is the subject of Part III. Chapter 9 covers techniques for managing FTP servers. You'll find information on configuring FTP servers, controlling access to directories, enabling anonymous uploads and downloads, and more. Chapter 10 focuses on configuring and maintaining SMTP. You'll find detailed discussions on configuring SMTP servers, organizing messages for delivery, routing messages, message delivery options, and maintaining SMTP server security. In Chapter 11, you'll learn how to manage incoming mail with POP3. The final chapter in this part examines indexing services. You'll learn all about the latest indexing techniques, creating and managing catalogs, tuning performance, and creating index service query forms.
Part IV "Performance, Optimization and Maintenance" covers administration tasks you'll use to enhance and maintain IIS. Chapter 13 provides the essentials for monitoring Web Server performance and solving performance problems. Chapter 14 starts with a look at common tasks for tracking user access and then dives into configuring server logs. Chapter 15 explores IIS optimization. You’ll learn how to update registry setting for IIS and how to work with the IIS metabase.
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