Microsoft's IIS 7 is a radical departure from previous versions of IIS, and it promises administrators a new level of control over their Web servers, with its modular design and a flexible, extensible architecture that creates new opportunities for customization. This book guides you beyond the networking technology and concepts you already know and teaches you the crucial new features of IIS 7 that will help you succeed with this dramatically different Web server.
From navigating the new interface to adjusting settings entirely in XML to configuring IIS 7 for maximum security, this book covers the techniques, tricks, and basic instruction you need to take full advantage of IIS 7. Special sidebars provide information that can help developers coordinate efforts with administrators right from the start of projects to get the best outcomes.
Learn how administrators and developers work together in IIS 7
Understand the fundamentally different architecture in IIS 7
Manage Web sites and all ASP.NET functionality in one location
Move existing ASP applications to IIS 7
Click and explore to see how things work with IIS 7's drill-down approach
Set MIME types, work with handlers, and start building files
Use apps such as HTML, ASP.NET, CGI, PERL, ColdFusion®, and more
Explore code-based, role-based, and .NET-based security models
John Paul Mueller is a freelance author and a technical editor. He has writing in his blood, having produced 49 books and more than 200 articles to date. The topics range from networking to artificial intelligence and from database management to heads-down programming. His current books include a COM+ programmer's guide and a book designed to help with home and small office networking. His technical editing skills have helped more than 25 authors refine the content of their manuscripts, some of which are certification related. In addition to book projects, John has provided technical editing services to both Data Based Advisor and Coast Compute magazines. A recognized authority on computer industry certifications, he's also contributed certification-related articles to magazines such as Visual Basic® Developer and SQL Server® Professional.