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

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IIS 6.0 Core Components

IIS 6.0 contains several core components that perform important functions in the new IIS architecture. The more that you know about these components, the better you can use IIS 6.0 to your advantage and effectively troubleshoot any issues that might arise.

Most of these core components were briefly described in "Overview of IIS 6.0 Architecture" earlier in this chapter. This section provides additional details, including how these core components interact with each other or how they function in each of the two application isolation modes. For example, you can read about the following topics in this section:

  • HTTP Protocol Stack (HTTP.sys). How the HTTP protocol stack protects the operating system kernel from the effects of ...

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