Chapter 15

Get Started with IIS 7.0’s Configuration

Introduction

Since IIS 4.0, administrators have grown to love the metabase, whereas developers did quite the opposite. The metabase offered a complex, ID-based system, with tight security. In fact, to have write access to the metabase required that a user account have administrative privileges on the Web server. In IIS 7.0, out with the old (metabase) and in with the new (applicationHost.config, web.config) was the order of the day. IIS 7.0 built on the successful and highly popular .config infrastructure ASP. NET used to build the ...

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