How to Cheat at IIS 7 Server Administration

How to Cheat at IIS 7 Server Administration

1st Edition - June 22, 2007

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  • Editor: Chris Adams
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553542

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According to Microsoft, Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 is a web server that provides a secure, easy to manage platform for developing and reliably hosting Web applications and services. With the new version of IIS, there are more security options, 40 new feature models that allow administrators to customize their settings, and a new set of administration tools. Administrators migrating from version 6 will find this How to Cheat book the perfect vehicle for getting up to speed fast on the new version.IIS version 7 is the perfect product for the How to Cheat series. This new version from Microsoft is an ambitious overhaul that tries to balance the growing needs for performance, cost effectiveness, and security. For the average SysAdmin, it will present a difficult migration path from earlier versions and a vexing number of new features. How to Cheat promises help get IIS 7 up and running as quickly and safely as possible.

Key Features

  • Provides the multi-tasked SysAdmin with the essential information needed to perform the daily tasks
  • Emphasizes best-practice security measures
  • Cover the major new release of IIS 7, which will create significant challenges for IT managers


System Administrators responsible for the day-to-day operation of IIS.

Table of Contents

  • Technical Editor

    Technical Editor


    About the Author


    Chapter 1: Getting Started with IIS 7.0


    Inside the Changes in IIS 7.0

    IIS 6.0 versus IIS 7.0: The Delta


    Solutions Fast Track

    Chapter 2: Installation of IIS 7.0


    Install Types Available in IIS 7.0

    Installation Feature Sets

    IIS 7.0 Modules


    Solutions Fast Track

    Chapter 3: The Extensible Core Server


    Understanding Development Advantages in IIS 7.0

    Extending IIS 7.0 with Native (C\C++) Modules

    Enabling Managed Code (ASP.NET)in IIS 7.0


    Solutions Fast Track

    Chapter 4: Get Started with IIS 7.0’s Configuration


    Introducing ApplicationHost.config

    Enabling Delegated Administration in IIS 7.0


    Solutions Fast Track

    Chapter 5: Administration of an IIS 7.0 Web Server


    Accomplishing Tasks Using IIS Manager

    Accessing Information Using AppCmd.exe

    Configuring and Using Trace Log Data with AppCmd

    Writing Scripts Using the New WMI Provider

    Managed Code Administration: Inside Microsoft.Web.Administration


    Solutions Fast Track

    Chapter 6: Troubleshooting 101: Diagnostics in IIS 7.0


    Using IIS 7.0’s Custom Detailed Errors

    Inside IIS 7.0’s Failed Request Tracing

    Breakpoints: Extending IIS 7.0’s Tracing

    Reality: Inside What Tracing Can’t Do in IIS 7.0


    Solutions Fast Track

    Chapter 7: Putting It All Together


    Migrating to IIS 7.0

    The Developer’s Call to Arms


    Solutions Fast Track

    Appendix A: Monitoring IIS 6.0 with Microsoft Log Parser

    Appendix B: SQL Grammar Reference

    Appendix C: Function Reference

    Appendix D: Input Format Reference

    Appendix E: Output Format Reference


Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Syngress 2007
  • Published: June 22, 2007
  • Imprint: Syngress
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080553542

About the Editor

Chris Adams

Chris Adams is IIS Program Manager for Microsoft. Chris spends his time building and reviewing technical content for IIS, working with IIS Most Valuable Professionals (MVP), and spear-heading programs to best reach customers for the IIS team. Chris was formally a Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) engineer, technical lead, and supportability lead for the IIS product and has deep, technical experience in the usage and functionality of IIS 4.0, 5.0, 5.1, 6.0, and 7.0. Chris is currently Microsoft certified as a MCP, MCSA, and MCSE.

Affiliations and Expertise

IIS Program Manager, Microsoft

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