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

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Configuring an Application Isolation Mode

So that you can match the needs of your server configuration to the requirements of your applications, and to provide more flexibility if you are upgrading from an earlier version of IIS, IIS 6.0 offers an adjustable architecture for isolating your applications. IIS 6.0 can run an application server in one of two process models, called application isolation modes:

  • Worker process isolation mode, which is the default application isolation mode for IIS 6.0, isolates key components of the World Wide Web Publishing Service (WWW service) from the effects of defective applications and protects applications from each other by using isolated worker processes.

  • IIS 5.0 isolation mode, which processes requests in nearly ...

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