Managing Network Components
Windows 2000 Server has many new networking applications. Three new additions to Windows 2000 Server are Internet Information Server 5 (IIS), Telnet, and Terminal Services. All of your networking services rely on standard network protocols, the most important of which is TCP/IP. You should read Section 3.5 of Part I if you’re not familiar with TCP/IP and other basic network protocols.
Internet Information Server 5.0 (IIS)
Internet Information Server allows Windows 2000 to publish and share files within the intranet, across the Internet, or both. In addition to the web server and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) server, Windows 2000 also includes Telnet server and a Windows terminal server.
The web server
A web server allows you to publish documents viewable in a variety of web browser clients. This web server supports both standard HTML and Active Server Pages (ASP). When you install IIS, a default web site is created to act as a template as you modify the properties of your web server. These properties are collectively called the web environment. IIS 5 includes a new feature to help you manage your web environment, called WebDAV.
You can create a virtual directory named WebDAV and store your web site files in it. You can then add, remove, modify, search, and lock files in the WebDAV directory remotely by using a Microsoft client, such as Internet Explorer 5 or any Microsoft Office 2000 application. Access to all web directories, including WebDAV, is permissions ...