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

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Choosing the Server Operating System

IIS 6, Web applications, and the Indexing Service are designed to run on Windows-based operating systems. Four versions of Windows Server 2003 are available. Each server edition has different features:

  • Windows Server 2003, Web Edition. This version of the software is designed to provide Web services for deploying Web sites and Web-based applications. As such, this server edition includes Windows .NET Framework, IIS, ASP.NET and network load balancing features but lacks many other features, including Active Directory. In fact, the only other key Windows features in this edition are the Distributed File System (DFS), Encrypting File System (EFS), and Remote Desktop for administration. Windows Server 2003, Web ...

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