Administering the Web Server (IIS) Role of Windows Server
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.
Technology: Windows Server
This Revision: B
Delivery method: Instructor-led (classroom)
Length: 5 days
First published: 26 September 2014
About this course
At course completion
- 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
Module 1: Understanding and Installing Internet Information Services
- Understanding a Web Server infrastructure
- Installing Internet Information Services
Lab : Installing Internet Information Services
- Describe the prerequisites for using IIS.
- Describe the architecture of IIS.
- Install IIS and configure basic security settings.
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
Lab : Creating Virtual Directories and Applications
- Plan and configure the DNS records and networking requirements that support website access.
- Describe the default Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) folder structure for a website.
- Create a webpage that verifies website functionality.
- Install additional role services that support a web application.
- Create folders, virtual directories, and applications that can contain additional website content.
Module 3: Configuring and Managing Application Pools
In this module students will learn the benefits to the application pool architecture. Students will create and configure application pools to support additional applications and configure application pool recycle settings. Students will perform recycle events and examine the event logs for recycle events.
- Defining the Application Pool Architecture
- Creating and Managing Application Pools
- Configuring Application Pool Recycling
Lab : Configuring and Managing Application Pools
Lab : Configuring Application Pool Recycling
- Describe the benefits of the application pool architecture.
- Configure application pools to support web applications.
- Configure application pool recycling.
- Recycle application pools.
- Monitor application pool recycling by using event logs.
Module 4: Creating Additional Websites
- Understanding Configurations for Multiple Websites
- Configuring Website Bindings
- Creating and Starting Websites
Lab : Examining Existing Websites for Binding Conflicts
Lab : Creating New Websites
- Describe the basic configuration of a server that hosts multiple websites.
- Configure website bindings.
- Create and configure new websites.
Module 5: Configuring Website and Web Application Support
In this module students will learn to support additional application requirements including common configuration settings, platform support from the built-in web server, and include additional application support by using the Web Platform Installer.
- Configuring Common Features
- Configuring Support for Web Applications
Lab : Configuring Common Features
Lab : Configuring Support for Web Applications
- Describe and configure common IIS features.
- Add support for web applications.
Module 6: Securing Websites and Applications
- Understanding IIS Authentication and Authorization
- Configuring Authentication and Authorization
- Configuring URL Authorization Rules
Lab : Configuring Authentication and Access
Lab : Configuring URL Authorization Rules
- Describe access control methods that are used in IIS.
- Configure authentication and authorization.
- Configure URL authorization rules.
Module 7: Securing Website Data Transmission
In this module students will protect customer data using websites configured for SSL. Students will install and configure PKI certificates on a web server, create secured bindings, and verify that a website data transmissions are secured.
- Understanding Certificates and SSL
- Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
- Configuring HTTPS Bindings
Lab : Creating and Managing Web Server Certificates
Lab : Adding a Certificate to a Website
- Describe the benefits and function of digital certificates and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
- Create SSL certificates for a web server.
- Configure HTTPS bindings that use certificates.
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
- Explain the purpose of the Centralized Certificate Store
- Install and configure 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
Lab : Connecting to Remote Web Servers and Websites
Lab : Delegating Management Permissions
- Install and configure the IIS management service.
- Connect to remote web servers and websites.
- Delegate management permissions.
Module 10: Implementing FTP
- Planning for FTP
- Implementing an FTP site
- Uploading and Downloading by Using FTP
Lab : Installing and Configuring an FTP Site
- Describe the architecture and requirements of FTP.
- Implement anonymous and authenticated FTP sites.
- Upload and download files by using FTP.
Module 11: Monitoring IIS
In this module students will learn to monitor IIS log files and performance counters using Log Parser and PerfMon. Students will identify common issues related to performance and attacks recorded in the log files.
- Monitoring IIS Logs
- Analyzing Performance Counters
Lab : Monitoring IIS LogsLab : Analyzing Performance Counters
- Monitor IIS log files.
- Analyze IIS performance counters.
Module 12: Backing Up and Restoring IIS
In this module students will learn to backup and recover form a website or web server failure. Students will learn the importance of using high available techniques to avoid the recovery process.
- Understanding IIS Backup and Recovery Components
- Backing Up and Recovering a Website
Lab : Backing Up and Recovering Configuration History
- Explain the components of IIS backup and recovery.
- Back up and recover a website.
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
Lab : Sharing Content in a Web Farm by Using Shared Folders
Lab : Sharing Web Farm Content by Using DFS-R
Lab : Sharing IIS Configurations in a Web Farm
- List load-balancing mechanisms that can be used in a web farm.
- Plan and deploy a load-balanced web farm that uses ARR.
- Centralize the content for a web farm by using shared folders.
- Centralize the content for a web farm by using Distributed File System-Replication (DFS-R).
- Centralize the configuration of a web farm.
- Experience with Windows networking technologies and implementation.
- Experience with Windows Server administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.
- Experience with Windows Client administration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.