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Professional IIS 7.0 by Dennis Glendenning, Mike Everest, Rob Baugh, Scott Forsyth, Jeff Cochran, Ken Schaefer

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Chapter 10. Configuring Other Services

In previous chapters you learned to plan, install, configure, and manage the basic IIS 7.0 web server functions. IIS 7.0 and Windows Server 2008 come with ancillary services that an administrator may want to use, such as an FTP Server and an SMTP Server. There are additional services and third-party tools that may also be helpful to IIS administrators, such as Microsoft's Log Parser and FrontPage Server Extensions. Although the capabilities of Microsoft's additional services might be more limited than those of other commercial products, such as comparing the SMTP Server to Microsoft's Exchange Server, for many functions the included utilities and services provide all the functionality needed and with no additional costs.

Not all IIS servers will benefit from these additional an administrator should install only the services required. The security exposure of unneeded services should deter administrators from installing them, but these services can bring additional performance overhead, reducing the performance available for the needed functions of the server. Fortunately, all these services can be installed or uninstalled without affecting the IIS 7.0 functions, either during the IIS installation or at any time after IIS has been installed.

If you are familiar with these services in Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0, you should find no significant changes in the versions that ship with Windows Server 2008. The FTP Server that ships with Windows ...

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