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

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Improving IIS 6.0 Scalability and Availability with Network Load Balancing

The best way to guarantee the scalability and availability of your Internet services is to host your site with more than one computer. Microsoft Windows Server 2003 includes the Network Load Balancing service. Network Load Balancing enhances the availability and scalability of Internet server applications such as those used on Web, File Transfer Protocol (FTP), firewall, proxy, and virtual private network (VPN) servers, in addition to other mission-critical servers. A single computer running Windows can provide a limited level of server reliability and scalable performance. However, by combining the resources of two or more computers running Windows Server 2003 into a single ...

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