IIS.DOC - Introduction Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server's built-in Web server Internet Information Services(IIS 5.0 makes it easy to share documents

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Introduction Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server's built-in Web server, Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0, makes it easy to share documents and information across a company intranet or the Internet. IIS 5.0, the fastest Web server for Windows 2000 Server, is completely integrated with Microsoft Active Directory® directory service. This combination of Web and operating system services makes it possible to deploy scalable and reliable Webbased applications. The new generation of networked business solutions brings legacy data and applications to the World Wide Web, and lets companies redefine internal and external business processes. IIS 5.0 introduces several new features to help Web administrators and Internet service providers (ISPs) create scalable Web applications, Web sites, and Web clusters. Advancements in IIS 5.0 Web publishing, security, administration, and applications work together to increase performance and reliability, while lowering the cost of ownership and improving the Web application environment. Along with IIS 5.0, Microsoft offers several other products that you can add to your installation for added power and flexibility. For example, by adding Microsoft® Site Server, you can easily manage large clusters, customize logging, and create detailed reports. In addition to introducing new features, this chapter gives an overview of IIS 5.0 architecture. By understanding how IIS 5.0 is put together, you can effectively manage Web sites and virtual directories, and configure applications so that they perform efficiently in an IIS 5.0 installation. What's New in IIS 5.0 In IIS 5.0, you will find the following new features and improvements. For a complete list of new features, with detailed descriptions and procedures, see the IIS 5.0. Security This section briefly describes the new security features in IIS 5.0. For details about how security works, see "Security" in this book. Digest Authentication Adds security and reliability to user authentication across proxy servers and firewalls. IIS 5.0 still offers previous means of authentication: Anonymous, HTTP Basic, Windows NT Challenge/Response, and NTLM authentication (now known as integrated Windows authentication). Server-Gated Cryptography Allows financial institutions with export versions of IIS to use strong 128-bit encryption. Server-Gated Cryptography (SGC) is an extension of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). Although SGC is built into IIS 5.0, a special SGC certificate is required. New Security Wizards Simplify server administration tasks. Web Server Certificate Wizard Simplifies certificate administration tasks in IIS 5.0. These tasks include, for example, creating certificate requests and managing the certificate life cycle. Permissions Wizard Simplifies editing and configuring Web site access, such as assigning access policies to virtual directories and files. The Permissions Wizard can also reflect these Web access policies to NTFS file system permissions.
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  • Fall '16
  • World Wide Web, Web server, Active Server Pages

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