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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Testing Applications for Compatibility

Whether you are deploying existing applications that were developed for earlier versions of IIS on a server running IIS 6.0 in worker process isolation mode, or you are deploying new applications, it is important to test the applications for compatibility with worker process isolation mode features.

Functional testing consists of installing and configuring applications on a test server, and then sending HTTP requests to the application from a client on another computer. Load testing is functional testing that consists of sending HTTP requests in rapid succession to stress the worker process and the server. In both cases, you must diagnose the results for possible incompatibilities.

Figure 4.5 shows the process ...

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