The modular architecture in IIS 7.0 offers many advantages compared with previous versions of IIS. This section outlines the benefits derived from this design. It also provides scenarios illustrating how a Web administrator can take advantage of these benefits while building a robust Web server.
Security is of the utmost concern when it comes to today’s Web applications. IIS 6.0 is not installed by default except in the Windows Server 2003 Web Server edition. The IIS 6.0 default installation serves static content only. All other functionality is disabled. IIS 7.0 reflects the Web server’s modular nature, enabling the user to install only the modules that are required for the application. Binaries that comprise the other features ...