Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server

Code: M10972
Duration: 5 Days
Delivery methods:   Classroom, Virtual Learning, Onsite Event
Price per delegate: $3,195.00
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Trained over 60000 delegates
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Course Description

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills to configure and manage Internet Information Services. This course is intended to help provide pre-requisite skills supporting a broad range of Internet web applications, security, and knowledge to help support other products that use IIS such as Exchange and SharePoint. In keeping with that goal, this course will not focus on any particular web application or development practice.

Target Student

This course is intended for IT Professionals already experienced in general Windows Server and Windows Client administration. No prior experience with any version of Internet Information Services is assumed.


In addition to their professional experience, students who attend this training should already have the following technical knowledge:

  • Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
  • Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
  • Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Install IIS
  • Configure the default web site
  • Configure and manage application pools
  • Create additional web sites
  • Configure web sites and application support
  • Secure web sites and applications
  • Secure web site data transmission
  • Manage certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store
  • Configure remote administration
  • Implement FTP
  • Monitor IIS
  • Backup and restore IIS
  • Build load-balanced web farms

Course Content

Module 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information Services

  • Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
  • Installing Internet Information Services

Lab: Installing Internet Information Services

  • Installing Internet Information Services
  • Verify the Web Server Installation

Module 2: Configuring The Default Website

  • Examining the Default Website Using IIS Manager
  • Examining the Default IIS File Structure
  • Configuring DNS Records for a Website
  • Creating Folders, Virtual Directories, and Applications

Lab: Configuring the Default Website for Public Access

  • Create DNS records for public and internal access to the default website
  • Creating webpages and adding web application support

Lab: Creating Virtual Directories and Applications

  • Creating folders, virtual directories, and applications

Module 3: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

  • Defining the Application Pool Architecture
  • Creating and Managing Application Pools
  • Configuring Application Pool Recycling

Lab: Configuring and Managing Application Pools

  • Create and configure application pools

Lab: Configuring Application Pool Recycling

  • Configure and test application pool recycling settings

Module 4: Creating Additional Websites

  • Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
  • Configuring Website Bindings
  • Creating and Starting Websites

Lab: Examining Existing Websites for Binding Conflicts

  • Document basic website settings

Lab: Creating New Websites

  • Configure and test new websites

Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application Support

  • Configuring Common Features
  • Configuring Support for Web Applications

Lab: Configuring Common Features

  • Configure directory browsing, content compression and default documents for the Products website

Lab: Configuring Support for Web Applications

  • Configuring ASP.NET settings

Module 6: Securing Websites and Applications

  • Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
  • Configuring Authentication and Authorization
  • Configuring URL Authorization Rules

Lab: Configuring Authentication and Access

  • Installing and configuring anonymous authentication, Windows authentication, and basic authentication
  • Configure folder permissions for a website

Lab: Configuring URL Authorization Rules

  • Installing and configuring URL authorization rules

Module 7: Securing Website Data Transmission

  • Understanding Certificates and SSL
  • Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
  • Configuring HTTPS Bindings

Lab: Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates

  • Create, export, and import a self-signed certificate

Lab: Adding a Certificate to a Website

  • Add HTTPS bindings to websites

Module 8: Managing Certificates in the Centralized Certificate Store

  • Understanding the Centralized Certificate Store
  • Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store

Lab: Installing and Configuring the Centralized Certificate Store

  • Configuring websites to use the Centralized Certificate Store

Module 9: Configuring Remote Administration

  • Installing and Configuring the Management Service
  • Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
  • Delegating Management Permissions

Lab: Installing and Configuring the Management Service

  • Installing and configuring the management service

Lab: Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites

  • Connecting to and managing a remote web server and website

Lab: Delegating Management Permissions

  • Creating and managing IIS manager users
  • Module 10: Implementing FTP
  • Planning for FTP
  • Implementing an FTP site
  • Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP

Lab: Installing and Configuring an FTP Site

  • Installing and configuring an FTP site

Module 11: Monitoring IIS

  • Monitoring IIS Logs
  • Analyzing Performance Counters

Lab: Monitoring IIS Logs

  • Configuring and querying log files

Lab: Analyzing Performance Counters

  • Collecting and evaluating performance data
  • Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IIS
  • Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
  • Backing Up and Recovering a Website

Lab: Backing Up and Recovering Configuration History

  • Back up and recover configuration history

Module 13: Building Load-Balanced Web Farms

  • Understanding Load-Balancing Mechanisms
  • Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR
  • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders
  • Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using DFS-R
  • Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

Lab: Building a Load-Balanced Web Farm by Using ARR

  • Configuring and testing a web farm

Lab: Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders

  • Configuring a web farm to use content from a shared folder

Lab: Sharing Web Farm Content by Using DFS-R

  • Installing and configuring DFS-R

Lab: Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm

  • Configuring shared configurations
  • Installing a new component in a shared configuration

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