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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Understanding the Modular Approach to Installing IIS 8

The buzzword for Internet Information Services 8 modularized installation process is slim and efficient. The modular setup is made up of more than 40 separate role services and features allowing for complete customization when deploying IIS 8. This typically results in minimal surface area and more granularity compared with legacy editions of IIS. In addition, patching is also based on a component level, reducing the frequency of patching and overall patching time required to keep the system updated and secure. All of this translates to a customized footprint for each organization running IIS 8.

As illustrated in Figure 12.3, the modules that can be selected during the installation process ...

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