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Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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.NET Technologies

All editions of Windows Server 2003 include IIS 6 and ASP.NET and support the Windows .NET Framework. IIS, as you probably already know, is a bundle of essential Web services that allow servers to act as Web servers, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) servers, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) hosts, and Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) hosts. ASP.NET is a server-side scripting environment for developing Web applications. The Windows .NET Framework is an application development environment that defines framework classes and application processes to simplify the development and deployment of Internet applications— and this is where things get really interesting.

.NET Framework Technologies

By using the .NET Framework, isolated ...

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