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

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Access Control

You can control which users and computers can access your Web server and its resources. There are two main types of access control: NTFS permissions, which are controlled by the operating system, and Web site permissions, which are controlled by IIS. To help secure your Web server, you should use a defense-in-depth strategy, combining proper authentication methods with tools such as firewalls and the appropriate NTFS permissions and Web site permissions. IIS built-in accounts and features, such as URL authorization, help you control access to resources on multiple levels, from entire Web and FTP sites to individual files or specific URLs.

How Access Control Works

Access control involves both user rights and permissions. User rights ...

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