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    • User Authentication in IIS

      User Authentication in IIS

      Authenticating users in IIS is one of the initial steps in securing IIS. When a user attempts to access a website or an FTP site on an IIS machine, authentication is the process that verifies whether the user can indeed access the site. Authentication and permissions are closely coupled. After a user is authenticated, NTFS

    • Using IIS Command-Line Utilities to Manage IIS

      Using IIS Command-Line Utilities to Manage IIS

      The Types of Commands used to Manage IIS from the Command Line The types of commands that manage IIS from the command line are: IISReset, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) scripts, Active Directory Services Interface (ADSI), and the standard Windows commands and Support Tools utilities. IISReset Command-line Utility IISReset is a command-line utility that has been

    • How to Configure IIS to Host a Web Page

      How to Configure IIS to Host a Web Page

      IIS (Internet Information Services) is an easy to use web server from Microsoft. It is not installed on Windows XP Professional by default. However, it is installed when the user upgrades from Windows NT or Windows 2000 to Windows XP Pro. IIS can be installed as follows: Click Start, click Control Panel, and double-click Add/Remove

    • Managing the IIS Metabase

      Managing the IIS Metabase

      An Overview of the IIS Metabase With the introduction of IIS 4, came the introduction of the metabase. IIS configuration information was no longer stored in the Registry, but in the new metabase structure. Some IIS configuration settings however still remained stored in the Registry, under the following keys: HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftInetMgrParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesInetInfoParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesASPParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesHttpParametersLogBufferSize HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesW3SVCParameters HKLMSYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesMSFTPSVCParameters

    • Understanding IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0

      Understanding IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0

      An Introduction to Internet Information Services (IIS) Microsoft’s integrated Web server, Internet Information Services (IIS) enables you to create and manage Web sites within your organization. It allows you to share and distribute information over the Internet or intranet. With Windows 2000 came Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 which was basically the fastest Web server

    • Understanding and Managing SMTP Virtual Servers

      Understanding and Managing SMTP Virtual Servers

      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Service Overview The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) service, a primary service included as part of IIS, performs the key functions and has the characteristics listed below: SMTP can be used to forward mail from one SMTP host to another. SMTP cannot deliver mail directly to the client. Mail clients

    • IIS Performance Monitoring and Tuning

      IIS Performance Monitoring and Tuning

      Monitoring IIS Performance in Windows Server 2003 The primary performance monitoring MMC snap-ins and tools used for monitoring Windows Server 2003 and IIS are: System Monitor: The System Monitor is one of the main MMC snap-ins used to monitor system performance. This was previously the Performance Monitor tool in Windows NT. The name change to

    • SSL and IIS

      SSL and IIS

      An Overview on Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) With IIS, you can further secure websites by using the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology. SSL was developed by Netscape Communications, and enables secure communication over the Internet. SSL operates at the transport layer of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) protocol suite, and uses public key cryptography

    • How to Read IIS Server Logs

      How to Read IIS Server Logs

      IIS stands for Internet Information Services and it is a type of software that runs on servers using Microsoft Windows. IIS is the second most popular server software right behind Apache servers, which are open source and usually less expensive to run. Servers that run IIS include FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP and NNTP. One of

    • Publishing Content to IIS

      Publishing Content to IIS

      Publishing Content using WebDAV You can use Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) to manage and publish content such as HTML files, ASP pages, scripts and executables, to IIS. You can use WebDAV to create and modify web content on Internet servers. WebDAV utilizes the port 80. This is the default used by HTTP. By

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