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Microsoft® IIS 6.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 1. Overview of Microsoft Web Services

Each new version of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) has represented a major advance in Web server technology. The changes have been dramatic, and they’ve improved reliability, availability, scalability, manageability, and security. However, no version of IIS has brought the kinds of changes you’ll find in IIS 6.0—so if you think you know IIS 6 because you knew a previous version, think again.

Microsoft’s entire .NET strategy is tied to IIS 6., so much so that you can think of IIS as the heart of Web application services within the Microsoft Windows .NET Framework. IIS is no longer a simple bundle of services for putting up a Web site—it’s a complete solution for hosting Web servers and ...

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