Introduction

Welcome to Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant. As the author of over 65 books, I’ve been writing professionally about Web publishing and Web servers since 1994. Over the years, I’ve written about many different Web server technologies and products, but my favorite has always been Internet Information Services (IIS). IIS provides the core services for hosting Web servers, Web applications, and Microsoft Windows SharePoint services. From top to bottom, IIS 7.0 is substantially different from earlier versions of IIS. For starters, the underlying configuration architecture for IIS has been completely reconstructed—IIS configuration architecture is now based entirely on Extensible Markup Language ...

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