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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation 4.0 Cookbook for Developing SOA Applications by Steven Cheng

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Hosting a non-HTTP service in IIS 7

Since Windows 2003 Server, IIS is increasingly playing a more important role in the Windows Server operating system (for deploying server applications that will need to expose HTTP-based endpoints for client consumers). And IIS host is also a popular deployment scenario for a WCF service application. However, starting from IIS 7, the new process activation model (Windows Activation Service) provides non-HTTP support also, which makes deploying non-HTTP endpoint-based WCF services also possible.

How to do it...

  1. Install WCF non-HTTP activation components on the host machine.

    Though IIS 7 supports hosting non-HTTP-based WCF service endpoints, we need to make sure the WCF Non-HTTP Activation Components are correctly ...

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