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Building High Availability Windows Server™ 2003 Solutions by Marcin Policht, Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 12. Internet Information Server

Introduction

Over the last few years, Microsoft started focusing its attention on Internet-related technologies, from both Web client and server perspectives. While Internet Explorer started dominating Windows desktops, Internet Information Server, introduced in the Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack and built into later operating systems, gained popularity on the server side.

Its initial versions fell short when compared to similar offerings from other vendors in terms of scalability and reliability, but with the release of the Windows 2003 Server platform and Internet Information Services 6.0 (IIS 6.0), Microsoft finally managed to deliver an enterprise-class solution. High availability features have been incorporated ...

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