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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Administration Tools

This section introduces the tools and methods you can use to manage your IIS servers. Three basic methods are available: the graphical user interface using Internet Information server (IIS) Manager, a command console using AppCmd.exe, or Windows Management Interface (WMI). For many people responsible for managing servers, sites, and applications, Internet Information server (IIS) Manager is the first choice because it is comprehensive yet approachable because of its fine design, which makes all tasks only a few mouse clicks away without overwhelming the user with a complex and cluttered interface. For others, AppCmd and WMI may hold great appeal because all management tasks can be performed from a command prompt, which facilitates ...

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