Configuring Web Applications

At the heart of IIS are web applications. A web application may not be what you might think it is. In IIS 7.5, a web application is a collection of files that delivers content. It may be a virtual directory with a specific set of files and configuration.

Although IIS can do a lot of complex and advanced things, creating and managing websites are the most basic tasks. Previous versions of IIS all had very similar management interfaces, and it was a pretty smooth transition between versions for administrators because even though the inner workings of IIS changed, the changes to the management interface were not that significant. In version 7, however, it changed significantly.

The first change that takes some getting ...

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