IIS 6.0 Architecture (IIS 6.0)

Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0, which runs on all editions of the Microsoft® Windows® Server 2003 operating system, provides a new architecture that offers flexibility in the choice of two application isolation modes. The new architecture helps you run a faster Web service that is more reliable and secure. Read this chapter to obtain a detailed review of the new architecture so that you can understand how IIS works and can effectively deploy, manage, and troubleshoot IIS 6.0.

In This Section

Overview of IIS 6.0 Architecture

IIS 6.0 Services

IIS 6.0 Core Components

Application Isolation Modes

How ASP.NET Works with IIS 6.0

Additional Resources for IIS 6.0 Architecture

Related Information

For more information about running IIS as an application server, see Running IIS 6.0 as an Application Server.

For more information about what has changed since IIS 5.0, see Introducing IIS 6.0.

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