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II -- Web Server Administration
Configuring Web Sites and Servers
Web Site Naming and Identification
Managing Master Web Service Properties
Creating Web Sites
Managing Web Site Properties
Managing Web Content
Redirecting Browser Requests
Running IIS Applications
Essentials for IIS Applications
Managing Custom IIS Applications
Managing Custom ISAPI Filters
Managing ASP.NET, Application Pools, and Work Processes
Working with Applications Pools
Configuring Worker Processes
Maintaining Application Health and Performance
Customizing Internet Information Services
Customizing Web Site Content and HTTP Headers
Customizing Web Server Error Messages
Using MIME and Configuring Custom File Types
Additional Customization Tips
Managing Web Server Security
Managing Windows Security
Managing IIS Security
More Tips for Enhancing Web Server Security
Managing Microsoft Certificate Services and SSL
Working with Microsoft Certificate Services
Creating and Installing Certificates
Working with SSL
Managing Site Certificates in the Internet Information Services Snap-In
III -- Essential Services Administration
Managing FTP Servers
Managing Master FTP Service Properties
Creating FTP sites
Managing FTP Sites
Managing FTP User Sessions
Managing FTP Server Security
Configuring and Maintaining SMTP
Core SMTP Administration
Configuring Service Domains
Handling Incoming Connections
Handling Outgoing Connections
Managing Message Delivery
Administering the Indexing Service
Getting Started with the Indexing Service
Core Indexing Service Administration
IV -- Performance, Optimization, and Maintenance
Performance Tuning and Monitoring
Monitoring IIS Performance and Activity
Detecting and Resolving IIS Errors
Monitoring IIS Performance
Tuning Web Server Performance
Tracking User Access and Logging
Tracking Statistics: The Big Picture
Configuring Logging for HTTP, SMTP, and FTP
IIS Optimization and the Metabase
Strategies for Improving IIS Performance
Managing IIS Registry Settings
Managing IIS Metabase Settings
IIS Backup and Recovery
William R. Stanek (firstname.lastname@example.org) has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He is a leading technology expert and an award-winning author. Over the years, his practical advice has helped millions of programmers, developers and network engineers all over the world. He has written over 50 computer books, which are sold all over the world and there are more than 3 million copies of his books in print. Current or forthcoming books include Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Windows Command-Line Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2003 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, Windows Server 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant and IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant.William has been involved in the commercial Internet community since 1991. His core business and technology experience comes from over 11 years of military service. He has substantial experience in developing server technology, encryption, and Internet solutions. He has written many technical white papers and training courses on a wide variety of topics. He is widely sought after as a subject matter expert.
William has an MS in Information Systems degree with distinction and a BS Computer Science degree magna cum laude. He is proud to have served in the Persian Gulf War as a combat crewmember on an electronic warfare aircraft. He flew on numerous combat missions into Iraq and was awarded nine medals for his wartime service, including one of the United States of America's highest flying honors, the Air Force Distinguished Flying Cross. Currently, he resides in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.
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.