IIS 8 Web Applications, Security & Maintenance: The Personal Trainer for IIS 8.0 and IIS 8.5

IIS 8 provides the core services for hosting Web servers and Web applications. To learn how to manage Web applications running on IIS and perform advanced administration tasks, you need practical hands-on advice from an expert who has years of experience working with IIS. William Stanek is such an expert. By reading this book and working step by step through the essential tasks discussed, you can learn to: Manage ISAPI and CGI applications Configure ASP, ASP.NET, and .NET Framework settings Create and configure custom IIS applications Customize settings for application pools Start, stop, and recycle worker processes Maintain application health and performance Enhance Web server security and permissions Configure handler mappings and authentication Monitor and optimize IIS performance Manage IIS backups This book is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to manage Web applications and perform advanced administration of IIS 8.0 and IIS 8.5. Inside, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource. Table of Contents Introduction 9 What’s This Book About? 9 What Do I Need to Know? 10 How Is This Book Organized? 11 What Conventions Are Used in This Book? 11 Other Resources 11 Chapter 1 Running IIS 8.0 and IIS 8.5 Applications 14 Managing ISAPI and CGI Application Settings 14 Managing ASP Settings 22 Managing ASP.NET Settings 36 Managing .NET Framework Settings 52 Chapter 2 Managing Applications and Application Pools 66 Defining Custom Applications 66 Managing Custom IIS Applications 70 Managing ASP.NET and the .NET Framework 83 Working with Application Pools 87 Chapter 3 Managing Worker Processes and Performance 101 Starting, Stopping, and Recycling Worker Processes Manually 101 Configuring Multiple Worker Processes for Application Pools 106 Configuring Worker Process Recycling 107 Maintaining Application Health and Performance 110 Chapter 4 Enhancing Web Server Security 117 Managing Windows Security 117 Managing IIS Security 133 Chapter 5 Using Active Directory Certificate Services 154 Understanding SSL 154 Working with Active Directory Certificate Services 159 Chapter 6 Managing Certificates and SSL 174 Creating and Installing Certificates 174 Working with SSL 181 Chapter 7 Performance Tuning, Monitoring, and Tracing 185 Monitoring IIS Performance and Activity 185 Detecting and Resolving IIS Errors 188 Monitoring IIS Performance and Reliability 204 Tuning Web Server Performance 212 Strategies for Improving IIS Performance 218 Chapter 8 IIS Backup and Recovery 225 Backing Up the IIS Configuration 226 Backing Up and Recovering Server Files 235 Appendix A Comprehensive IIS Module and Schema Reference 247 Working with IIS 8.0 and IIS 8.5 Modules 248 IIS Native Module Reference 254 IIS Managed Module Reference 313 About the Author 323 Click Look Inside and discover this hands-on computer handbook. Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Now button. Want something for your laptop, tablet, desktop or smart phone? Looks also for the ebook edition.

Author: William Stanek

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