Microsoft Course 2576 - Implementing and Administering Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 — A 3-Day Course

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This three-day instructor-led M2576 course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement and administer Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0. The course focuses on the IIS 6.0 architectural features that improve reliability, security, manageability and performance. The course also provides knowledge and skills to successfully install, configure, implement security, monitor, and manage IIS 6.0 servers and Web sites.

Course Objectives

After completing this M2576 training course, students will be able to:

Intended Audience

This course is intended for experienced systems administrators and engineers (at a 200-300 skill level) who have experience in deploying, administering, and supporting Microsoft Windows Server 2003 operating system-based servers and networks.

Students can be any one of the following:

Course Prerequisites

This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:

Microsoft Certified Professional Exams

No Microsoft Certification exams are associated with this course currently.

Course Materials

The student kit includes a comprehensive workbook and other necessary materials for this class.


This course has been retired and is no longer available.

Outline Course Contents

Introduction to IIS 6.0

This module explains the main features of IIS 6.0. In addition, the module provides an overview of the request processing, metabase architectures, security model, and the deployment considerations for IIS 6.0.

Module 2: Installing IIS 6.0 and Configuring Baseline Security

This module teaches how to install and configure IIS 6.0. The module also teaches how to install the IIS 6.0 software, configure the default Web site, and set baseline security by using the Security Configuration Wizard of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1.

Implementing Web Server and Web Site Security

This module explains how to secure an IIS 6.0 Web server and Web sites hosted on a Web server. The module also describes the various security techniques students can use for user authentication, authorization, and secure communications.

Creating Additional Web and FTP Sites

This module explains how to create additional Web sites and FTP sites. The module also explains how to create and manage virtual directories and various methods of hosting multiple Web sites on a single Web server.

Administering the IIS Metabase

This module describes the IIS 6.0 metabase structure and explains how to manage the IIS 6.0 metabase. The module also explains how to perform backup and recovery of the metabase and how to export and import metabase files.

Module 6: Managing Web Sites and Applications

This module describes the various server-side application infrastructures that IIS 6.0 supports, the requirements and security considerations for running these applications. The module also explains how to configure IIS 6.0 to support server-side applications, the benefits of application pools and the guidelines for configuring security, reliability, and performance for application pools.

Monitoring IIS 6.0 Performance and Security

This module provides an introduction to the IIS 6.0 logging functionality, and the IIS 6.0 log formats. The module also explains how to locate relevant event log data, IIS 6.0 tracing and the auditing of the metabase.

Migrating Web Sites and Applications from Earlier Versions of IIS

This module describes the concepts and procedures for migrating. The module also explains the differences between migrating and upgrading, how to run the IIS Migration Tool, the advantages and limitations of the tool, and the manual migration process.