Microsoft Course 2576 - Implementing and Administering Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 — A 3-Day Course
Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the RETIRED page for courses currently available in this subject area.
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.
After completing this M2576 training course, students will be able to:
- Describe the main features of IIS 6.0, the IIS 6.0 security model, the request processing and metabase architectures
- Plan the implementation of IIS 6.0 based on the administrative and business needs of an organization
- Install and configure IIS 6.0
- Implement Web server and Web site security
- Create additional Web and File Transfer Protocol (FTP) sites
- Administer the IIS metabase
- Manage Web sites and applications
- Monitor IIS 6.0 performance and Security
- Migrate Web sites and applications from earlier versions of IIS
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:
- Systems Administrators or IT Generalists who are responsible for installing, configuring, and maintaining Web and application servers.
- IT Support Professionals in medium-to-large organizations, who are responsible for maintaining servers, including but not limited to Web and application servers on the corporate network. The audience includes IT Support Professionals who perform support functions with the Windows Server 2003 family of operating systems and network services in their day-to-day work.
- System Engineers, who perform tasks associated with the implementation and maintenance of Web and application servers as part of their overall IT responsibility within small-to-medium organizations.
This course requires that students meet the following prerequisites:
- At least two years' experience in administering Microsoft Windows-based servers.
- Knowledge and experience that is equivalent to skills measured by exams 70-290 and 70-291
- Skills to do the following:
- Create user and group accounts
- Assign file system permissions to resources
- Configure network interface parameters
- Create and configure Domain Name System (DNS) entries
- Monitor server performance
- Monitor network traffic
Microsoft Certified Professional Exams
No Microsoft Certification exams are associated with this course currently.
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.
- Overview of the Main Features and Architecture of IIS 6.0
- 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.
- Installing and Configuring IIS 6.0
- Verifying the Installation of IIS 6.0
- Configuring Baseline Security for IIS 6.0
- Lab: Installing IIS 6.0 and Configuring Baseline Security
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.
- Configuring User Authentication and Authorization
- Encrypting Web Site Communications
- Reducing the Attack Surface of the Web Server
- Lab: Implementing Web Server and Web Site Security
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.
- Creating and Configuring an Additional Web Site
- Creating and Configuring FTP Sites
- Restricting Access to FTP Sites
- Lab: Creating Additional Web Sites
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.
- Managing the IIS Metabase
- Back Up and Restore IIS 6.0
- Lab: Administering the Metabase
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.
- Managing Server-Side Applications
- Managing Application Pools
- Managing Web Sites
- Lab: Managing Web Sites and Applications
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.
- Collecting IIS 6.0 Performance and Security Data
- Analyzing Logs for Security and Performance
- Lab: Monitoring IIS 6.0 Performance and Security
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.
- Preparing a Web Server for Migration
- Manually Migrating Web Sites and Applications
- Migrating Web Sites and Applications by Using the IIS Migration Tool
- Lab: Migrating Web Sites and Applications from Earlier Versions of IIS