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

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Configuring Multiple Worker Processes for Application Pools

Multiple worker processes running in their own context can share responsibility for handling requests for an application pool. This configuration is also referred to as a Web garden. When you define a Web garden, each new request is assigned to a worker process according to a round-robin scheme. Round-robin is a load balancing technique used to spread the workload among the worker processes that are available.

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It’s important to note that worker processes aren’t started automatically and don’t use resources until they’re needed. Rather, they’re started as necessary to meet the demand ...

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