Common Administrative Tasks in IIS 6.0 (IIS 6.0)

This section provides procedures and conceptual information for completing common administrative tasks. Some of the tasks are new to this version of IIS, others are similar to previous versions, but the procedures have changed. Some tasks remain unchanged, but may be unfamiliar to new administrators.

This section includes the following information:

Enabling Web Service Extensions: Describes the state of the default installation and how to enable Web service extensions.

Creating Web or FTP Sites: Describes how to create Web site configurations and how to install and use FTP services.

Creating Virtual Directories in IIS 6.0: Describes how to create virtual directories within Web and FTP sites.

Renaming Virtual Directories: Describes how to rename virtual directories by editing the MetaBase.xml file.

Configuring Authentication: Describes how to set up and use user authentication methods.

Creating Application Pools in IIS 6.0: Describes how to group Web applications into application pools.

Creating and Isolating Applications in IIS 6.0: Describes how to create and manage applications.

Obtaining and Backing Up SSL Certificates: Describes how to set up and use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certification on your sites.

Backing Up and Restoring the Metabase in IIS 6.0: Describes how to back up your site configurations.

Redirecting Web Sites in IIS 6.0: Describes how to automatically direct users to the correct page on your site.

Hosting Multiple Web Sites: Describes how to create and host multiple Web sites.

Assigning Resources to Applications in IIS 6.0: Describes how to control the amount of resources an application uses.

Controlling Access to Applications in IIS 6.0: Describes how to secure your applications with permissions and restrictions.

Enabling ASP.NET: Describes how to take advantage of dynamic content by enabling ASP.NET.

Enabling ASP Pages in IIS 6.0: Describes how to allow IIS to process requests for Active Server Pages.

Saving Configurations: Describes how to save metabase and application configurations.

Starting and Stopping Services: Describes how to start and stop IIS services.

Configuring Recycling in IIS 6.0: Describes how to periodically restart worker processes assigned to an application pool.

Administering Servers from the Command Line in IIS 6.0: Describes how to use powerful scripting and programming tools to access and configure settings.

Administering Servers Remotely in IIS 6.0: Describes the tools to use to administer your sites.

Enabling Network File System Support: Describes how to allow IIS to access files on a UNIX or Linux-based system.



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